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.
Headline: Cristiano Carotti. The whole is more than the sum of its parts Artist: Cristiano Carotti Texts: Eleonora Aloise, Chiara Garlanda, Carlo Maria Lolli Ghetti Language: Italian Release date: 19 November 2021 ISBN: 978-88-6057-517-3 Size: cm 16,5×24 Format: paperback binding Pages: 96 Price: € 23.00