Mys-sing Things

Rome, Italy

30 October 2014

Mys-sing Things
Exhibition by Kunsthaus

EMMA for Peace presents: Pejman Tadayon 

Palazzo Velli – Piazza Sant’Egidio 10 – Trastevere, Rome

October 30th 2014 | h 6.30 -12.00 pm 

EMMA for Peace joins Kunsthaus in supporting the promotion and knowledge of cultures and traditions of the countries of the Mediterranean, through the connection between music and contemporary art.

Mys-sing Things is an exhibition organized by Kunsthaus divided into two thematic sections: music and contemporary art. This fusion between the arts is accomplished through two musical performances throughout the evening. The first, curated by EMMA for Peace, will present Iranian musician and composer Pejman Tadayon who from 2012 carries on the “Pejman Tadayon Ensemble” a project dedicated to spirituality and Sufism that combines music, dance and poetry to celebrate and spread the universal message of peace and harmony among all religions and cultures. Through the use of musical instruments from different cultures, Tadayon evokes states of meditation that aim to bring out the spirituality and emotion inherent in every human being.

In the heart of Trastevere, within the prestigious setting of Palazzo Velli, artists: Dagmar Buehler; Francesco Ciavaglioli; Edward Civitella; Simon of exea; Joseph Guariniello, will each inhabit their own space, to define a path from the first to the second level of the venue, which is thematically divided to represent the day and night, light and darkness. An installation puts the visitor in the middle of a scene, which aims to create active enjoyment of the exhibition context – a silet dialogue between the viewer and the immediate environment, that binds, with an invisible thread, the artworks displayed.

The title, as usual for a Kunsthaus live exhibition, consists of a play on words, and is the key to “enter” the show. The substitue of the ‘y’ instead of ‘i’ in the root Mys, in fact, gives the term Missing further meanings, referring semantically to expressions such as Mysterious, Mystic and Myth. These concepts characterize the artworks which intend to trigger questions, rather than uncover solutions, in confronting aspects of human knowledge still not fully resolved, partially unformulated and unknown, and originating from a reflection conducted on the transience of everyday life, which is increasingly characterized by the continuous loss in terms of quality of information in favor of an ever increasing storage of the same.