On March 12, 2024, at 18:00, HARABEL inaugurated “at the edge of everything we are”, an exhibition by artist Stefano Romano at NAAN Gallery.


Chronicles of the Intangible: Stefano Romano’s Dialogues with the Ethereal

Stefano Romano, a contemporary artist known for his intricate exploration of memory, identity, and time, through his multifaceted approach to art, where each piece serves as a conduit between the past and the present, the personal and the universal, invites us to un uncanny journey.

In “At the edge of everything we are” we traverse the ephemeral landscapes of Romano’s mind, where memory and matter converge in a delicate dance of creation and dissolution. Romano, a visionary artist whose practice spans a diverse array of media, engages with the intangible aspects of existence—time, memory, emotion—casting them into the tangible realm through his artistic alchemy.

This exhibition, curated with an eye towards the intersectionality of human experience and the impermanence of our perceptions, unfolds as a series of dialogues. Each piece by Romano is not merely an object to be viewed but a conversation to be entered. Through his work, Romano asks us to ponder the weight of memories, the texture of time, and the colors of emotions as they manifest in the physical world.

Romano’s art serves as a beacon, guiding us through the complex narratives of personal and collective histories. His pieces are imbued with a sense of place—rooted in specific cultural and historical contexts, yet speaking to universal themes of identity, belonging, and transformation. In this way, Romano mirrors the role of the artist: as a medium through which the invisible forces that shape our lives are made visible and tangible.

“At the edge of everything we are” is more than an exhibition; it is an immersive journey that invites the viewer to step into Romano’s world—a world where boundaries blur between the self and the other (or the object), the past and the present, the seen and the unseen. As we navigate this liminal space, we are encouraged to reflect on our own narratives, our own moments of intersection with the ethereal.

This exhibition is Romano’s testimony to the power of art to transcend the material, to communicate across the boundaries of language and culture, and to connect us more deeply with the world and with each other. Through Stefano Romano’s lens, we are offered a glimpse into the profound and often overlooked dimensions of our existence, prompting a reevaluation of our relationship with the ephemeral aspects of life that shape our reality.

Ajola Xoxa