A subtle but at the same time evident relationship unites the archaeological find with the work of art. Ancient objects and works by Giorgio Vigna meet in the spaces of the Archaeological Museum at the Eremitani Museum and tell different stories, which here are compared. Or rather, they place themselves in a dialogical position.
Today these finds can perhaps be looked at with different eyes thanks to their new way of placing themselves next to the precious works of Giorgio Vigna. Different worlds that come into contact and reveal surprising similarities in form, meaning and symbolic implications. In the hands of the artist Vigna, these same materials have taken on extraordinary forms, free from the patterns of time, now becoming Cosmografie, now Sassi di Fuoco, now Sassi d’Acqua, now Acque Astrali. Small inserts of precious metals in the transparent glass evoke origins from other worlds, from the cosmos, from the stars. Vigna’s work unfolds in front of Reperti, the pile of heterogeneous artifacts dating back to different periods of his career, witnesses of different stages of his research. The presence of these works among the finds aims to attract the visitor’s attention and provoke a different way to look.
The hardness of stone, the transparency of glass, the evocation of water and fire: meanings that run after each other, to be sought from time to time, to be discovered. Works of art and archaeological finds are thus intertwined in a reciprocal life.