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existent to one of its possible aspects. Therefore, it   mutable and discordant.  Today human behaviors
            is possible to configure the faculty of interpretative   are induced, as needs are artificial.  This is the
            freedom with the creative participation of the viewer,   historical condition of today’s mankind. This is the
            who is capable of establishing a sort of creative    new mechanism of its cultural production. If we ask
            dialogue of the artwork he is viewing: sometimes     for conditions (and concepts!) of such lost freedoms,
            this dialogue is determined by the viewer himself, at   we stray from the point (and at that same point we
            other tunes it is determined by the inner intensity of   will arrive) of not accepting reality, that reality that
            the artwork itself. Consequently, it appears that only   man compromises with, and corrupts day by day.
            “simplicity” (intended as a lack of affectation) is the   Inside this reality, human potentialities are strongly
            value to be pursued; but how can this simplicity be   reduced, while values are only dictated by the
            possible, if nowadays art is surrounded by scenery   individualistic, particular deformities  of taste,  and
            of an extremely complex and differentiated reality,   the unrefined uniformity of fashions. It is a reality
            where eclecticism of the contemporary thought is     that our comprehension has difficulties of holding:
            dominant? Art cannot avoid observing and referring   a reality often indecipherable, most of all because
            to its own time, because to evoke other possible     man  obtusely  continues  to  be  an  accomplice, a
            or imaginary worlds is a form of mystification.      slave, a victim of his own greed: he doesn’t research
            Therefore, at this point, the six memoranda for the   what he should be searching for. If it is true that
            third millennium on which Calvino wrote about in his   mankind moves towards a culture of  “becoming”
            “American Lessons” just few years ago - Luminosity,   and not  of  “being”,  we  have  to  understand  that
            Quickness, Exactitude,  Visibility, Multiplicity,    “becoming” doesn’t coincide with “having”. In the
            Consistency, must be duly kept in mind. If we want to   culture of “having” we would look like just temporal
            improve and develop our culture, perhaps we should   dwarves, deprived from each sense of  “existing”;
            pursue this way. However, it is also logical that    if, instead, we were to choose the culture of
            artists mustn’t deliberately look back on history: they   “being”, we would still have some hope in simply
            should be conscious that the most important thing to   confirming ourselves as Men and  Women.  To be
            do is to go over once again history’s space-temporal   objective, honest, sincere, it doesn’t cost so much...
            contest. Conflicts, contradictions, dystonias, in one   However, a part from this personal consideration, I
            word the continuos failures of contemporary art,     believe that art, nowadays, must look for continuity,
            follow the fact that today art seems to have the     progressive shifting, gradual transformation, and
            chance of realizing “possible utopias”, while, to the   active integration, adopting languages capable
            contrary, all it does is put mankind in front of its   of sintomatica]ly and semantically re-conducing
            ordinary condition, continuously covering it with    mankind toward the present experience of “today”.
            the fictitious veil of fiction. Enticed in this factious   If the artificious and artificial needs of contemporary
            process, art not only mystifies reality, but also itself   man will cause artists to be more open and reflect
            as it belongs to reality. Inevitably, both authors and   on how serious the problem of the “artificiuos” is,
            public become participants, protagonists who have    only then can art be considered once again as an
            lost  all  trace  of  innocent behavior  because they   “anticipation” of  what  will  be  tomorrow, giving  us
            are entrapped inside cultural habitats continuously   new notable and logical answers to our questions.
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