Dast and Elena Rapa opened their latest show, “Mutamenti”, at Fabrica Fluxus Art Gallery in Bari, Italy, on Friday April 6th. The exhibition, curated by Nico Murri and Roberta Fiorito, shows new paintings and a wide variety of drawings digging deeper into absolute and ancestral themes: the relationship between human beings and the natural/supernatural environment. The art pieces are displayed in four themed sections: “Anima e Corpo” (Soul and Body) which explores the classical theme of vices and virtues, of Eros and Thanatos; “Mutazioni” (Mutations), the passing of time, the cycle of the seasons, the idea of catastrophe; “L’Ira funesta” (The Deadly fury), the throbbing heart of destruction; and lastly, “Nuovi Mondi” (New Worlds), describing the unexpected, the imagined and the possible (re)birth. Check out more photos and watch our interview with the artists after the jump.
“Mutamenti” is also a book, self-produced in a deluxe edition, features images of all the art in the show, and there’s more. It also includes images from Dast, Elena Rapa and a “cameo” of Manuel Pablo Pace, texts (Giovanni Cervi, Dorian X, Andrea Grieco, Alessandro Papa) and music (Mombu – Luca T. Mai from Zu and Antonio Zitarelli from Neo) with a soundtrack created exclusively for the occasion. The book, also presented at the exhibition opening, can be purchased directly from Fabrica Fluxus Art Gallery. Mutamenti will run through May 10, 2012.