The “studio” is a creative dimension shared by both the artist and the artisan. It is a place where creative thoughts take shape, eventually leading to the final masterpiece.
A.I. Artisanal Intelligence curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de’ Navasques brings back to Altaroma the emotional memories that fill this special setting with an exhibition that pays homage to craftsmanship. Ideas run free like in a proper creative hub, interacting with each other and creating a dialogue through time. The making of is not behind the scenes but under the spotlights, as a proof that documents the artisanal process and trials and errors used to achieve the final result. Today’s digital world connects past and present like never before, and contemporary fashion, art, design deeply reflect this clash. A.I. Artisanal Intelligence reproduces this patchwork, which also relates to the creative chaos usually happening in the studio. Decorative elements become textile archetypes that connect creative minds belonging to different eras such as the artist Enrico Accatino who uses old tapestries from the Italian tradition to create modern woven wall paintings, eventually pushing Alberto di Fabio to rivitalize the family tapestry business after a gap of 16 years. Attached to the past yet with an eye on the present, Aurore Thibout and Davide Grillo use clothing design as storytelling, influsing in their work poetry and romanticism. The couture pieces of Karoline Lang and the sophisticated, ultraminimalist, sportwear of Ahirain give new edge to the old school Italian crafting tradition unveiling its most experimental side.
Once again Artisanal Intelligence breathes new creative life into the eternal city.