What we name “man” is perhaps not to be dissociated from the sign of his fall and desires of ascension. Desires to correct the essential deviation, to recuperate the lost origin, or just soar towards the celestial spheres in order to, who knows, touch the mysteries of the universe and the gods. To transcend, even for a moment, our miserable and erratic existence about this heavenly body: wasn’t this one of the promises of the art?
Anna Paola Protasio is a graduate architect and, in this exhibition, her relationship with the constructive tradition of the art becomes transparent. The artist makes use of construction stepladders as a poetic metaphor of the elevations: ladders which, superposed in frail equilibrium, build interrupted bridges trying to reach the celestial abode.