From the Cabinets of Wonder to Wonderland, from the 16th century to digitalisation, curiosity has been the driving force behind creation; across the broad spectrum from art to science or technology. It is the fascination with the beautiful and the strange that moves us and connects us to a pure and free perception of the world. One where everything is possible: mermaid songs, nebulae thousands of light years away, narwhales, Ram Gopal’s hats and dances of the setting sun, Arnold Böcklin’s Island of the Dead… Countless beings, objects and phenomena with enormous emotional power.
Wonders are at the centre of a poetic-visual world that is essentially necessary in the times we live in. A period in which beauty has been often reviled and creation has been replaced by production. A production in which the results must always be useful, thus distancing us from magic. Because of this need to nurture surprise as well as our own love of the marvellous and the unknown, we propose this space for reflection and creation. A framework to contemplate and analyse the emotions aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding, the quality that arouses such emotions and feelings of amazement and admiration, the desire to know something, to discover, to understand the miracle, the right to feel doubt, to ask yourself questions, to wonder.