ALCANTARA: Fantasy Access Code
June 22 - August 31, 2017
K11 Art Museum, Shanghai

Exhibition Design

The title in Italian, Codice di avviamento fantastico, refers to the mechanism of the same name as described by Gianni Rodari (1920 – 1980) in his booklet “The Grammar of Fantasy: An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories”. The author explains how to set up a self-sustaining chain of ideas, associations of marvellous images and views to construct literary texts.
In the same way, the exhibition itinerary is structured like a cosmology of amazing worlds arising from the direct relationship with the spaces. Each room constitutes a stop-off point along the imaginary journey undertaken by each artist, but also a starting point for the imagination of each and every visitor to these spaces – normally closed to the public – letting them enter parallel worlds, casting their gaze beyond the threshold and thus overcoming the limit between reality and imagination.

The five international artists called upon to take part in this mission are: Aki Kondo, Soundwalk Collective, Georgina Starr, Nanda Vigo and Lorenzo Vitturi

All photos are taken by Daniele Mattioli and all courtesy to Alcantara.