With the aim of discussing the multiplicity and reproducibility of works of art, Galeria Lume exhibits “Not so much, not so little”. Through different supports such as sculpture, photography, painting and engraving, the exhibition intertwines one of the most important subjects of “collecting”: art x reproducibility. In an environment that values uniqueness commercialized at often exorbitant prices, the already recognized “multiples”, works conceived with the intention of being reproduced in a limited number of copies, gain strength mainly from the 60s onwards in the name of the dissemination of work of art at more affordable prices. Very present in the Fluxus movement and in Pop Art, multiplicity appears as a criticism of the value attributed to an art object due to its condition of originality, of a unique work, intended only for collectors and museums.
With works by 7 artists represented by Lume, “Not so much, not so little” sticks to striking and characteristic works by each of the artists, in low and accessible editions. Far from being unlimited, they are not unique either. What is the price of exclusivity? If art is expressed, among other things, in aesthetic, political and harmonic values, what would be the theoretical and expressive difference between a work that is repeated twenty times and a single one? Among few, how much is so much? Among so many, how little is it?