An intriguing exhibition opened in Barga this week and almost passed “under the radar” as there does not seem to have been an official inauguration or the traditional speeches being made or ribbon being cut at the entrance to the exhibition for the opening.
Nevertheless visitors to the Palazzo Pancrazi this week are in for a visual treat with a lively exhibition by the artist known as Hector & Hector.
A name which would seem to refer more to the corporate world than the artistic but do not be fooled, this is no group of lawyers, accountants or consultants but is instead the name used by a well travelled artist now living in Pisa and showing his work for the first time in this area.
Along with the strong images now hanging in the 500-year-old palazzo visitors would be well advised to read the following manifesto from Hector &Hector where he states quite plainly that artists are certainly not born to furnish homes but to communicate just like actors, poets, men of letters and philosophers. Citing Anaximander*, the author of the first surviving lines of Western philosophy and his boundless theory as the starting point for his artist voyage which then continued right through the ages to the hegemony of Hollywood and its burgeoning stars.
The exhibition is open everyday and will remain on view until 4 September.
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