Art in Second Life (31) 2/24 by Milena Carbone

Monday, March 28th, Milena Carbone opened a new exhibtion space at her own gallery, The Carbone Studio. She uses the new space to show her exhibtion 2/24. February 24th, 2022 marks the day Europe became a war zone again after more than 2 decades of almost peace, for most of us Europeans after more than 75 years. I myself grew up in peace and thought war was something of history on our continent.

2/24 gathers three series of images and texts, each made in one day: Paroxysm, Fury and Apocalypse. These three series have been exhibited at different exhibition spaces before and I wrote about all of them in this blog:


2/24 by Milena Carbone (1)

2/24 is different nonetheless. The exhibition extends over three levels starting with Paroxysm. You have to walk upstairs to see Fury and Apocalypse. At the ground level is a new introducing text. You can purchase a booklet about 2/24 with all texts and pictures and within the exhibtion you can purchase every exhibited picture of 2/24.

Since February 24, 2022, I am feeling an intense pain and I live in a serious mental confusion. I am fighting against a collapse of myself, as if I were walking in the middle of a huge frozen lake and the ice suddenly broke into billions of fragments, in a deafening crash. There are so many reasons for this that the only answer to my stupefaction is to withdraw into myself and remain silent.

I am a helpless witness to the worst that mankind has produced for the world and for the earth, embarked in a ship adrift, crazy, cynical, ruthless, corrupt. Every time the events ask the human species to overcome itself, it chooses meanness.

DIABOLUS by Milena Carbone

Only that which affects our flesh matters, the rest is senseless chatter. No matter who the tyrant is, whether he is mad or evil, no matter who the heroes are, whether they were clowns, opportunistic businessmen or saints in their past, no matter who the leaders of the nations are, whether they are realistic or naive, weak or manipulative, no matter who the soldiers are, whether they are nationalists or globalists, invested with democratic or imperialist values, impeccable in their uniforms displaying shiny medals won on the field of honor, or thieves, rapists, bloodthirsty and flesh shredders, no matter this war has been repeated to the point of nausea by the same people against other peoples, with the same horror, the same impunity, the same shame, the same will to subjugate ideas, to destroy temples and ideologies, to subject terrorists to state terror, populations to the will of the people, no matter what the real history is, the one that will be forgotten and the one that will suit the victors : here and now, in my land, in my community of culture, spiritual beliefs, common sense, way to speak and way of being a society, children, their parents and elders are suffering the blows and fire of a devastating violence that violates their bodies and their souls.

Gravity by Milena Carbone

I am thinking in particular of the children whose hearts and minds will be invaded throughout their lives by the thunderous crash of bombs that will shatter their reasoning, their social relationships and their future behavior, sowing the seeds of hatred and disorder for a whole wasted generation.

Each of us, individually, from the humblest to the most powerful in this world, sincerely believe we are acting for good and truth, and collectively we sink into the dark ocean of cruelty, beyond the worst abominations perpetrated by the most abject living beings since life appeared on earth.

With love – Milena Carbone

What Milena put together in 2/24 from her previous exhibitions Paroxysm, Fury and Apocalypse is a new exhibition, it fits together and became one with the new introducing text and the epilog. The booklet that you can get is not only a piece of art and a memory, but also a document of history.

2/24 by Milena Carbone (2)

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.
Milena has an own gallery, the Carbone Studio and she has a bookstore @ Noir’Wen City.
Milena has an own website, you can also find her on flickr here and you can read her texts here.

Thank you Milena for providing your last exhibitions as one and for the great booklet, I intend to rez it at our home. It is a touching piece of art in the light of the war.

Stand for Ukraine! Stand for a free Europe!!

Landmark to The Carbone Studio – and to 2/24
Landmark to The Carbone Bookstore @ Noir’Wen City
Milena’s website
Milena Carbone’s flickr
Milena Carbone’s writing
Art in Second Life 2022 (22) Paroxysm by Milena Carbone
Art in Second Life 2022 (24) Fury by Milena Carbone
Art in Second Life 2022 (25) Apocalypse by Milena Carbone

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