Pensiero Magico: Giorgio Galotti’s archive of thoughts

On the occasion of the state of quarantine imposed by the Italian government, in order to prevent this period from passing quickly, some artists and friends were invited to send a textual contribution by e-mail, and a postcard sent by ordinary mail. All material is presented daily in the online platforms of the GRGLT Gallery, and subsequently compiled into a publication and/or exhibition.

Psychology and anthropology regard ‘Magical Thinking’ as the description of illogical actions to certain causes, without any empirical evidence. This phenomenon becomes relevant when the subject thinks that his or her thoughts might have consequences for the outside world. Such consequences may come from his own actions or from belief in supernatural forces. Magical thinking’ is adopted to avert the occurrence of a situation or try to change its consequences, such as wearing an amulet to ward off certain fears.

Thanks to: Alek O., Alfredo Aceto, Francesco Arena, Florian Auer, Alessandro Bava, Davide Bertocchi, Leonardo Caffo, Letizia Cariello, Roberto Coda Zabetta, Gianluca Concialdi, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Renata De Bonis, Massimo De Carlo, Nick Devereux, Jason Dodge, Ettore Favini, Gianni Ferrero Merlino, Marco Giordano, Mikael Hegnar, Stephanie Hier, Anders Holen, Sandra Kolstad, Thomas Kratz, Linda Lerseth, Andrea Magnani, Charlie Masson, Marzia Migliora, Alessandra Minini, Rachel Monosov, Matteo Montani, Andrea Nacciarriti, Valerio Nicolai, Franco Noero, Marco Paltrinieri, Ruggero Penone, Alessandro Piangiamore, Gianni Politi, Jacopo Rinaldi, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Andrea Sala, Olve Sande, Dorian Sari, Francesco Simeti, Piotr Skiba, Andrzej Steinbach, Priscilla Tea, Santo Tolone, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Nico Vascellari.