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2024

PROGRAM
   Gerrit Rietveld X UvA ...    
   The Games We Play ...
 

2023

PROGRAM
    Gallery Ellipsis: Millennial Burnout 
    Navigating the Unseen
        • Publication, Bea Secchia    
    2012 Never Happened:
an Epilogue

2022

PROGRAM 
    Plaza
    Less Walls More Bridges
    This Too Shall Pass

2021

PROGRAM
    Mauveine
    Listening to Bonfires
    Do Dreams Require Liquid?
    Objections to the Possibility of Understanding ...

2020

PROGRAM
    Last Christmas
 

2019

PROGRAM
    No Harm Done
        • Publication, Simon Becks
    No Spoon




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INDEBT is a cultural destination and non-profit organization dedicated to ‘creating space’. The fluid project manifests itself through an exhibition program, communal gatherings, and the facilitation of cultural locations throughout the city.
     In both its organizational structure as well as curatorial selection, INDEBT aims to rethink conventions and expectations in the art world and broader creative field.




OBJECTIONS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF UNDERSTANDING
OUR MENTAL LIFE



Installation views, Objections to the Possibility of Understanding our Mental Life, 2021


11-06-’21 till 14-07-’21

FEDERICA FRANCESCONI | OBJECTIONS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF UNDERSTANDING OUR MENTAL LIFE
           
INDEBT is pleased to present Italian artist Federica Francesconi’s first exhibition in the Netherlands, Objections to the Possibility of Understanding our Mental Life. A body of work that creates a dialogue between the object itself and its surroundings.

     One of the most fascinating recent advances in neuroscience concerns the functioning of our visual system: how do we see? How do we know from a glance that there is a book or a cat in front of us? Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have revealed a captivating insight into our visual system's functioning. Contrary to the common belief of information flowing from our eyes to the brain, it's the brain that largely shapes what we see. The brain anticipates what we expect to see based on past experiences and knowledge, creating an internal image projected onto our environment. Only when disparities arise between this expected image and incoming light do neural signals travel from the eyes to the brain.
    Francesconi's artistic oeuvre, characterized by almost abstract paintings employing trompe l'oeil techniques, delves into the intricate interplay of shadows and light. In exploring the mysteries of our visual system, her artworks seamlessly mirror the discoveries in neuroscience. Her pieces prompt a reexamination of perception and cognition by echoing the brain's anticipatory process in her use of shadows and light. Much like the brain constructs an internal image based on expectations, her paintings play with the viewers' preconceived notions, engaging them in a dance between anticipated visuals and actual observed details.

    Federica Francesconi (1994 IT) lives and works between Milano and Brescia. Her practice centres around a neuroscientific perspective of vision and perception, simplifying complex scientific explanations and conveying the complexity in abstract forms and shapes.



Federica Francesconi, Untitled, 50 x 40 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020




Untitled, 50 x 40 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

Untitled, 50 x 40 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020



Federica Francesconi, Untitled, 50 x 40 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

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