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Cristiano Carotti

Cristiano Carotti (Terni, 1981) investigates the aggregative power of symbols within communities, according to Jung necessary for the construction of a collective consciousness.
Stimulated by René Guénon's texts on a possible erroneous evolution of mankind, studies the mechanisms that led to a progressive detachment from an active knowledge path towards a passive modality.
The research develops around the study of secular and religious iconography, to the historical transformations undergone by symbols in the socio-political sphere, emptied and filled with new meanings often in an instrumental way.
Through painting, ceramics and installation interventions, reworks contemporary archetypes and fetishes with a language in balance between academic anthropology and post-internet aesthetics.

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