Contemplative Clothes: Group Exhibition "The Unfinishing of Things", part of Knowing from the Inside Project, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Exhibition Dates: April - September 2017
Venue: University of Aberdeen, UK

Featuring the work Contemplative Clothes by artist, Emilia Ferraro.

Contemplative Clothes: 90cm x 60cm; 90cm x 60cm; 45 cm x 35cm; 30cm x 20cm. Cotton canvas, silk; organza; paper. Mixed media. Hand and machine stitches; silk threads; acrylics; ink; tea.

Artist's Statement:The pieces I am presenting here came from a place within myself I did not know
existed. In a time that equates knowing with certitude, the unfinishing of things,
speaks to me of the open-endedness and uncertainty that mystique Osho calls
“awe”. The generative and fertile power of NOT knowing. Whatever its definition,
inspiration is born from a continuous “I don’t know”, Polish poet and Nobel
Laureate Wislawa Szymborska wrote.
Far from being ignorance, not knowing is the acknowledgment of and
surrendering to the ongoing mystery of Life; the conscious abandonment of the
need for control to embrace the Mystery as it is unfolding now in my life. Indeed,
“it is the flirting with this mystery -astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser writes- the urge
to go beyond the boundaries of the known, that feeds our creative impulse, that
makes us want to know more”.



Knowing From the Inside: Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design (or for short, KFI) is a 5-year project funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant held by Professor Tim Ingold. It commenced in June 2013, and will run until May 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen, UK
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe Unfinishing of Things: Knowing From the Inside - University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 May 201730 Nov 2017
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/kfi/gallery/album13/page1

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