"Religare": to hold together, unite. A strong word, by deep meaning, at a particularly delicate moment in history when cultures and religions are sometimes used as a pretext to create discord or conflict. An artistic reflection that goes to the heart current events, recalling values and emotions.
This is the Spanish title chosen by the artist Jorge R. Pombo who, in the name of the exhibition, commissioned and produced by the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano from May 19th to August 31st, 2016, inside the Church of San Gottardo in Corte, in the circuit of the Great Museum of the Duomo di Milano with an average of more than a thousand visitors a day, has flown to New York City.
The exhibition opened Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at the Cervantes Institute in New York eleven contemporary works of art painted by the painterly gesture and solvents poured directly on the canvas in a horizontal position, recalling the technique ofaction painting.
The cure of the exhibition is entrusted to the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, that thanks to the collaboration with International Patrons of Duomo di Milano, was able to create a bridge between Italy, Spain and the States allowing to propose "Religare" overseas.
The artist has created a visual narrative in stages from the triptych of the great monotheistic religions: "Jerusalem - Rome. Vatican City - Makkah Al Mukarramah. " He transofrms them into a single ideal city, he aggregates their maps, architecture, physical elements risen to symbols, because humans, according to the thought of Pombo, need to anchor their faith to something tangible. So still "matter", from which step by step is necessary to get detouched - fire as a purifying symbol - to draw on a spirituality, a light without words, subjects and shape, which embraces the whole world. As he tells the final canvas of his exhibition in Milan: "Threshold."
"Here there is only LIGHT." (Jorge R. Pombo).
The exhibition organized by the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, in collaboration with International Patrons of Duomo di Milano and 8ARS of Stefania Trolli and Arturo Nardini, will be open at the Cervantes Institute in New York (211 East 49th Street, NY 10017) from Friday, September 30th until Saturday, October 29th, 2016, from Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 19.00 and Saturdays from 11.00 at 13.20. Sunday closed.