The word AEVUM indicates a state that logically lies between the eternity (timelessness) of God and the temporal experience of material beings. It is sometimes referred to as “improper eternity”: on this account, the exhibition draws trajectories upon the universality of artistic feeling and the fascination that ancient art holds on contemporary society.
Throughout the exhibition, the visitor is invited to change their perspective and reflect on the idea of a timeless creative experience, where present and past come together. The Museum’s three unique artworks are concerned with the Etruscan underworld, a true and profound cult of the deceased who, according to their religion, are destined to live eternally even after physical death. These pieces establish a mesmerising dialogue with the artworks of two contemporary artists selected by KALPA Art Living. The vivid, scratched marks made in oil, acrylic and clay of Eleanor Herbosch’s paintings, reminiscent of mysterious hieroglyphics, establish a connection with the same emotional charge of Etruscan writing. Next to these pieces, Akiko Hirai’s Moon Jars and Poppy Pod two series represent an exploration of contrast, of the juxtaposition of coarse clay and translucent glaze.