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by Federico Giudiceandrea


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from sat 22 june 2019
to sat 30 november 2019
from h 09.00 to h 20.00
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto
Via Aristea, 21 - Metaponto Metaponto (MT)
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When we move, what happens in the place we have left? Does it remain empty? Does it fill up again? And with what?

The response of the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) was that bodies move from one place to another like fish in water, and that nature cannot accept a vacuum. This leads to another question. If nature is full, what forms can primordial elements – or 'atoms' – take so that they can fit in with each other and fill the void?

Since the time of Euclid (who lived between the fourth and third centuries BC), scholars of geometry and algebra have been looking for possible answers. Alongside them, generations of artists have tackled the same subject, taking it from the three dimensions of space to the two dimensions of the plane, designing pieces that cover it in its entirety through translation. The tiles in the Alhambra in Granada are a classic example of this.

Filling the Void presents a collection of the most recent works dedicated to tessellation of the plane: those created by MC Escher between 1930 and 1970 and works by a series of contemporary artists who have been inspired by the same tradition.


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