‘When the gods walked the earth – Quando gli dei camminarono sulla terra’, is the title of the exhibition dedicated to the works of Mauro De Giorgi that will open on 10 October at the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney at the attendance of the artist. Organised with the support of the Raven Foundation, the exhibition will be introduced by Paolo Diego Bubbio, philosopher and scholar of the Mimetic Theory who curated the exhibition, and by Chris Fleming, from the Western Sydney University.
Up to 31 January 2020, visitors will be able to admire the works forming part of the project based on René Girard’s Mimetic Theory that explores the theme of the nature of desire, violence, sacrifice and scapegoats, in a form of art that combines aesthetics and Japanese techniques with Western themes and insights. The works displayed illustrate a modern representation of elements from classical mythology and recall key concepts of the Mimetic Theory.
De Giorgi, who has always shown great interest in the Japanese culture, had the opportunity to come into close contact with their artistic culture during a stay in Tokyo, which spurred him to deepen his knowledge of classical and contemporary Japanese art. Since that experience, his style has acquired a distinctive trait produced by the mix of Oriental and Western artforms. Today, De Giorgi’s work fascinates the public worldwide, from London to Venice, Singapore and Tokyo.