I doni: Gold / Oro - Frankincense / Olibano - Myrrh / Mirra. Taking a cue from the Three Wise Men bearing gifts and traveling through the deserts of the East to search for the child-king, The Gifts / I Doni renders the mythic journey in more secular terms as the search for the meaning of life, which is a pursuit that transcends all denominations.
Gold / Oro - Frankincense / Olibano - Myrrh / Mirra
Nanni Cagnone - Saint Clair Cemin - Abraham David Christian Demostenes Davvetas - Richard Milazzo - Alessandro Twombly - Not Vital
Jennifer Bacon and Filippo Fossati are pleased to present the publication of a special book edition of art and literary writing published by Edgewise Press and Paolo Torti degli Alberti. This bilingual English and Italian three-volume set features original sculptures and drawings by Saint Clair Cemin, Not Vital, and Alessandro Twombly, original texts by Nanni Cagnone, Demosthenes Davvetas, and Richard Milazzo, all contained into three individual slipcase sculpture (bronze, terra cotta, paper) by Abraham David Christian.
All three volumes in all three editions of The Gifts / I Doni encase their sculptures, drawings and books in paper jackets that reproduce in color details from the map of Iudaea seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus divisa secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel expressis insuper sex ultimi temporis ejusdem Terrae Provincijs (Judah or the Holy Land Divided among the Twelve Tribes of the Hebrews and Israelites into the Separate Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, and Showing its Six Most Recent Provinces) made by Gulielmi Sanson, Head Geographer of the Most Christian King, Louis de France, and printed and published by A. Hubertus Iaillot, Paris, 1709. Original slipcase-sculptures, produced in number of bronze, terra cotta and paper, have been made by the international artist Abraham David Christian, to contain the three volumes.
Taking a cue from the Three Wise Men bearing gifts and traveling through the deserts of the East to search for the child-king, The Gifts / I Doni: Gold / Oro - Frankincense / Olibano - Myrrh / Mirra renders the mythic journey in more secular terms as the search for the meaning of life, which is a pursuit that transcends all denominations. While it is a search that we all must conduct at a certain point and on a certain level, none perhaps do so in a more emphatic way than the artist or writer. And while their gifts - the documents and objects they generate as testament - are clothed in aesthetic raiment, it is often the degree to which they reflect and encapsulate this journey as a fundamental experience that determines the significance and impact of their work.
Opening Reception Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 31 - December 1, 2001
Contact Information: Jennifer Bacon or Filippo Fossati
211 West 28th Street
New York NY 10001
tel. (212) 560-9728 o fax (212) 560-9729