Alterazioni Video, Invernomuto, Rachele Maistrello, Filippo Minelli, Giovanna Silva, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Nico Vascellari.
Curated by Zoe De Luca
The exhibition builds upon the thoughts that the French botanist, entomologist and landscape architect Gilles Clèment signed in his Manifeste pour le Tiers paysage, published in 2004 after a survey he ran in Limousin for the Centre international d'art et du paysage de Vassivière. The book discerns a new branch from the Planetary Garden, Clèment’s previously coined concept, according to which the Earth, just like an artificial garden, is a closed and measurable space that evolves under the eye of the human species, and that we must take care of. This Third landscape - undecided fragment of the Planetary Garden - is the sum of the areas in which man abandons the changing landscape in the only nature. Sometimes, these pieces of territory are landscape glimpses where antropic settlements have been ungracefully dropped off, forcing the adjacent nature to face their presence; sometimes they are tiny plots of land survived to the surrounding urban advancement, now resting in total forgetfulness.
Just like those wavering fragments, Italian landscape is itself a pastiche of interferences. Unheeded features that, through their neglected presence or the unexpected relationship people create with them, are outlining a new awareness, both social and aesthetic. ASSULĀ (Latin for ‘fragment’) highlights some points of view on this alternative landscape, showing what lies in the interstices of our territory and how some of these unforeseen intersections are affecting our visual and experiential culture.
7 June - 1 July 2016
Opening Friday 7th June, 7 PM
Graphic Design by Lorenza Longhi