Italy – Artist

Rosa Mundi

Name artworks

In this “canvas” Rosa Mundi explores the concept of cultural relativism, starting from the gaze of each of us. Each individual, in fact, when he looks, evaluates and judges another individual or an event, cannot free himself from his experience and his perspective. Our gaze dwells in a sort of unconscious imprisonment, dictated by individual life experiences and by all that they contain.

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi transforms the glasses supplied to her as a plastic “canvas” of her artistic flair as an opportunity for reflection on the geographical and political horizon of Europe as a unit, called the “European Union”, focusing on the meaning of the word border which places limits on one’s horizon . For the EU, the geographical southern border is given by the territorial waters of the Mediterranean Sea that the ancients called Mare Internum Nostrum, precisely to signify its being a place of union, a scenario of conjunction between the Italian, Spanish, Dalmatian, French, Albanian, Croatian coasts, Greek, Turkish, Cypriot once Roman and Galle for the most part, with Egyptian, Phoenician, Carthaginian, now Tunisian, Algerian, Moroccan, Iraqi, Israeli, Egyptian, Lebanese, Libyan waters. In that sea, in this same sea, wars have not been waged for some time for the conquest of routes or lands but real tragedies of defenseless men, often unable to swim, who in search of freedom, salvation, a better country of the one in which they were born they challenge the force of the sea, yielding more often to its fury. There is no divine or human justice that can be of comfort to what happens, the shape chiseled by Rosa Mundi above the frame of the glasses recalls the eyes of an owl, symbol of justice, and in part the carcass of one of the many lifeboats fortune gutted from the rocks and dwelling today in the depths of the sea. The lenses superimposed on the pre-existing ones are instead obtained from the plastic balls of the surprise games dispensed in distributors of the European community with the “made in europe” or CE logo affixed to them. They are two transparent half spheres which, once worn, give the impression of being at the bottom of the sea, in a parallel world full of water which at the same time has engraved in the central part the belonging to the territory of the European Community ” . This century will go down in history for the geographical border of Europe, for the plastic it was able to deposit, for the deaths it witnessed helpless and above all by the limit of understanding its own horizon which, vulgarly in Italian, is enclosed in the saying “do not see beyond your nose “. Rosa Mundi with this work also wants to tell us about the future of a hypothetical underwater archeology, the finds that archaeologists will be able to find at the bottom of the sea in the coming centuries and that they will tell about our European community made in 1900/2000.

Rosa Mundi has created Abrahamic glasses, glasses where the star of David, the cross and the eye of God coexist together as in events and in the order of appearance of religious belief in human experience.
Religions with their creeds, their doctrines and their dogmas filter the gaze on the world of their faithful and followers.
The coexistence in the same glasses of beliefs today considered distant and often in opposition, if not even in war, wants to recall the common origin of the figure of Abraham and being a daughter of the other regardless of the monotheistic consideration of the vision of a single God.
The yellow Star of David, the Cross and the Eye of Allah reveal the knowledge, the hoped-for sunshine and light that faith and religion should bring to man in his earthly experience as a lens that offers and reveals a truth you will not be perfectly visible to the naked eye and for which you must have faith and follow an initiatory and cognitive path through the sacred scriptures, namely the Bible, the Gospel and the Koran.
The Abrahamic eyewear and gaze is in turn an acceptance of another work by the artist dedicated to cultural relativism, in this case embodied in the one arising from one’s own religious belief in which one is causally intrinsic from birth.
The Abrahamic vision, from being revealed, can become, if misused or considered unique and superior to the others, an instrument of war and not of peace, of oppression and death and not of knowledge and life.
The Abrahamic gaze Rosa Mundi understands it as a reflection on the strength and power of faith and of the gaze on the world that can potentially lead to love, the great engine of man, or to evil if used against another man and in an absolutist way. as superior knowledge of divine knowledge.

Rosa Mundi has created Abrahamic glasses, glasses where the star of David, the cross and the eye of God coexist together as in events and in the order of appearance of religious belief in human experience.
Religions with their creeds, their doctrines and their dogmas filter the gaze on the world of their faithful and followers.
The coexistence in the same glasses of beliefs today considered distant and often in opposition, if not even in war, wants to recall the common origin of the figure of Abraham and being a daughter of the other regardless of the monotheistic consideration of the vision of a single God.
The yellow Star of David, the Cross and the Eye of Allah reveal the knowledge, the hoped-for sunshine and light that faith and religion should bring to man in his earthly experience as a lens that offers and reveals a truth you will not be perfectly visible to the naked eye and for which you must have faith and follow an initiatory and cognitive path through the sacred scriptures, namely the Bible, the Gospel and the Koran.
The Abrahamic eyewear and gaze is in turn an acceptance of another work by the artist dedicated to cultural relativism, in this case embodied in the one arising from one’s own religious belief in which one is causally intrinsic from birth.
The Abrahamic vision, from being revealed, can become, if misused or considered unique and superior to the others, an instrument of war and not of peace, of oppression and death and not of knowledge and life.
The Abrahamic gaze Rosa Mundi understands it as a reflection on the strength and power of faith and of the gaze on the world that can potentially lead to love, the great engine of man, or to evil if used against another man and in an absolutist way. as superior knowledge of divine knowledge.

Year

2020/2021

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Prisoners

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The sharp gaze

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Abrahamic look

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The sharp gaze

Biography

Rosa Mundi was born in coincidence with the coordinates 5 ° 26’23 ” N 12 ° 19 ’55’ ‘E. Hers is an artist’s pseudonym. Dedicated to art and photography for more than twenty years, a tireless traveller, a cat lover and a lover of esotericism, today Rosa Mundi lives between two sea islands and an island in the river. What she prefers is the transposition into art of real events, taken from everyday life, and of environmental phenomenologies. Her workshop path starts from photography, reinterpreting reality and the imagination in an imaginative and constant dialogue, to go as far as video productions and mixed installations obtained through the use of glass, fabric, iron, steel and wooden structures.

Academic background

Rosa Mundi attended courses in Painting, Sculpture, Choreography and Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, the Academie des Beaux Arts in Strasburg and the Ecole Martenot in Paris.

Art career

Since 1992 she has exhibited in numerous cities around the world: Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Venice, Paris, Deauville, Vimoutiers, Canapville, Neuilly sur Seine, Cairo, Nuweba, Ras Saitan, Messina, Tindari, Selinunte, Taormina, Palermo, Salemi, Castelporrona (Grosseto), Montecarlo (Lucca), Siena. In 2016 she was selected by the Polytechnic of Turin to exhibit in the Thetis art space on the occasion of the 2016 Venice International Architecture Biennale. At the Arsenale from May to November she presents the work “Lupara al Borotalco” as part of the Gang City exhibition. Years later, she also participated in the 2011 Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art. Currently there are exhibitions of works by Rosa Mundi both in Italy and abroad thanks to BIAS 2020. Between 2017 and 2019 the artist has exhibited both in Italy (Sicily, Veneto, Piedmont) and in France, Holland, Egypt, Australia. 2016 was particularly intense, the year in which Rosa Mundi exhibited at the Castello di Morsasco (photographic staff “The Stone” sponsored by Asso Castelli and the Piedmont Region), became co-worker of the Dimora Oz project and participated in the international exhibition Finnish “Piexelache”, in Helsinki, with the installation ‘Video Virtual Mapping Admid Animals Morph Empathic Phisiognomy’ on the theme of empathy, reworking the principles of the dark room by Gian Battista La Porta. In 2015 she wrote the screenplay and co-directed the film “The other face of Corleone” as well as presenting at Palazzo Monte di Pietà (Palermo) the traveling exhibition “Sicily – The Face of a Humanity”, sponsored by ABI and exhibited in the headquarters of the main Italian banks. Rosa Mundi’s participation in the collective exhibition “The Power of Diversity” for UNESCO DESS dates back to 2014, inside the Serpottian Church of the Three Kings in Palermo.

Bias Project

In 2016 Rosa Mundi completes a great project written in 2009: an interdisciplinary performance called BIAS that is preparing to globally spread the innovative concept of a transnational art Biennale focused on the artist’s spirituality and no longer on his nationality or language. It all begins with exhibitions in Palermo at the RISO Museum – Palazzo Belmonte, the Cathedral, Palazzo delle Aquile and the Church of the Teatini. BIAS is a biennial event that takes place mainly in Sicily, an island that the artist has chosen as one of his main inspiring lands and then opens up to many other places and historic cities in Europe, Asia, the East and Africa in the weeks following the inauguration. 2020 successfully marks the third edition of BIAS focused on the dual theme of Time and Game, reinterpreted by 100 selected artists from around the world.