Galerie Philia, Desacralised
Desacralized is an offsite exhibition by Galerie Philia, showcasing a selection of international designers, each exploring the concept of “de-sacralization.”
The exhibition will takes place in San Vittore e 40 Martiri, a deconsecrated church with impressive, ruined interiors. This contrasts with the theme of the previous year, which delved into the sacred. For Desacralized, Studiopepe has crafted an architectural marble side table inspired by an ancient Italian baptistery. Its octagonal shape alludes to the number 8, symbolizing rebirth in the context of many religions and myths. This contrasts with the theme of the previous year, which delved into the sacred.
” Objects bear witness to the past – they carry memories and their function is defined by the era in which they were created. Sacred objects have all these qualities but they also transcend their physicality to achieve a spiritual and symbolic value. ”
— Ygaël Attali, Director of Galerie Philia