SET UP Art Fair 2014 | Autostazione, Piazza XX Settembre, 6 – Bologna
The nature of things, curated by M. Corbetta
Artists: Bros; Ryan Contratista; Cosimo Filippini; Davide Genna
Date: January 23rd, 2014/January 25th, 2014
Opening: Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 @7 PM
Since the humanity has appeared, the man has always wanted to impose on nature, and this is the first incongruence of The nature of things.
As a matter of fact we are led to believe that everything happens spontaneously and naturally. Everything happens in an inseparable way from our life, because we are the authors of much more what of we consider. The show enhances the pure relationship between nature and the human beings.
Suddenly a fil rouge goes with our perception to the direction of the window which opens to the intrinsic and tangible vision of the landscape. Afterwards we gaze at Cosimo Filippini’s photos which show uncontaminated Italian landscapes. The essential lines of definition encompass endless experiences and capture people’s attention showing endangered panoramas. In these pictures we listen to nature, the very essence of creation.
Ryan Contratista takes possession of the energy and creates an artificial light. The fake light is seen as the ability to imitate nature. The stick indicates the direction to the source, but the viewer can’t see it.
The artificial light which disrupts Euclidean plans is the archetype of the modern man.
Davide Genna tries to modify shapes which derive from nature. Nature leads the artist to a strict decomposition of the image. Genna puzzles and recomposes pieces of nature in a dynamic and tidy geometric way.
Bros underlines the concept of the language, as form of expression and culture. Man is different from all other beings because he is endowed of speech and his handwriting is the most concrete form of his skills. The wall painting which derives from the awareness of his cultural knowledge is like a reiteration of the origins. The viewer goes back to the ancient times.
The sign shows his instinctive way to comunicate. Nowadays as it was in the past the signs are imprinted on the wall to conquer the space.
The nature of things considers time and space as an absolute and unconditional form. The inconsistency is the emblem of modern human beings, and the viewer can wander in complete chronological time disorder.