3000 OBJECTS AND WORKS OF ART TO PROMOTE INTERACTION BETWEEN CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF "OTHER" CULTURES IN OBJECT /SPECIFIC MODE
Art? The Thousand Faces Of The Shaman. Foreword by Sergio Poggianella.
To grasp the meaning of a book and the author’s weltanschauung is an extremely complex matter. Reflecting on the title "IN SEARCH OF THE KEEN EGO; the thousand faces of the Shaman "chosen by David Bellatalla for his book, I believe I have identified the admirable synthesis of the spirit that has animated his research from Eurasia to Australia, in the most remote, reached places, with the most varied means available: airplanes, trains, trucks, cars, motorcycles, bicycles or on mule or reindeer and above all on foot. The aim was and remains to testify through accurate ethnographies what, with the disappearance of traditions, remains of the ancient shamanic practices. Regarding the choice of the subtitle "The Thousand Faces of the Shaman" I like to venture the hypothesis that it was suggested to Bellatalla following the viewing of the shamanic artifacts of the Sergio Poggianella Foundation and after the examination of two publications on the spot, in the which a part of these paraphernalia appears to have been compared to some of Kandinsky's masterpieces. The two catalogs refer to the exhibition "Kandinsky the artist as a shaman" organized in Vercelli in 2014 and that of "Wassily Kandinsky. Everything starts from a dot”, traveling in Brazil between the end of 2014 and 2015: see the references on this page.