The exhibition Trad u/I zioni d’Eurasia explores
the concepts of cultural translation, transposition and interpretation through
a selection of objects from West, Central and East Asia that raise
questions about material and immaterial circulation, ways of transforming
meaning and use in Asia and Europe across two thousand
years of history.
Investigating the migration of ideas, forms,
techniques and symbols in an open, inclusive dilogue, the exhibition aims to
highlight the osmotic reciprocity between continents and seas, to create
new narratives for visual and material culturethat are specific
and relative rather than universalising and generic.
Far from wanting to be exhaustive, the
exhibition presents a selection of objects that offer alternatives to the
Euro-centric paradigm of artistic excellence, reasserting the critical role
played by Central Asia in the global transmission of ideas and creation.
The Mediterranean Sea was vital to this phenomenon of influence, a place
understood as an intermediate space and creator of boundaries but also a
phenomenal catalyst of exploration and contact: a liquid frontier where
the continents converge and artistic expressions and cultural phenomena are