After Dali arrives Giuseppe Carta
A chili 16 meters - iconic and traditional image, pop for its natural color scheme, timeless and full of symbolism - emerges from underground and rises towards the sky. With his move to the surface protrusions and recesses, captures light and diffuses into the surrounding flooding it with suggestions.
This is how, in the name of wonder, that the exhibition "Giuseppe Carta. sprouting gardens " welcomes the public in Piazza del Duomo di Pietrasanta.
From February 26 to 11 June 2017, the large anthology collects about one hundred works, including monumental sculptures and not - in bronze, marble, aluminum and resin - and oils on canvas, on display in the aforementioned Piazza del Duomo , overlooking the Church of St. Augustine and on the pier of Forte dei Marmi.
"from the oil painting, which is dizzying interpreter through a particular form of realism - writes the curator Luca Beatrice - Giuseppe Carta now addresses him of urban public space with large-scale sculpture, confronting one of the most picturesque squares d 'Italy. Its chilli, as meek aliens landed in Pietrasanta, heat the atmosphere and heart. More than ever, the aphrodisiac power of art hits home. Directed by Alberto Bartalini, eccentric producer of ideas, adds a dreamlike and surreal construction. "
The staff is promoted by Italian Contemporary Art and the City of Pietrasanta and is achieved thanks to the active participation and collaboration of the Artistic Foundry Francesco Mutti, the GBC Marmi srl, La Fenice Marmi srl and Eurit Ltd.
Conceived as an articulate and harmonious staging, the exhibition includes over as curator for Beatrice, the orchestration directing Alberto Bartalini.
"the will - explains Bartalini - was to transform urban spaces into places of thought germinating: fruits, vegetables , red peppers and pomegranates as symbols of fertility and impetus to ideas. A great stimulus for my work was the combination of the classical art of the place, painting and realist sculpture of Maestro Giuseppe Carta and its language pop, with the macro dimensions of the works. "
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the common thread of the core work, as always in the Charter, is Nature: fruits and vegetables are portrayed both in their moments of greatest splendor as in those of transience, evolution and stem rot. Nature, on the hills for the artist, is always fraught with beauty and new life even where apparently life is gone.
Born in Sardinia, where he lives and creates his works at his Foundation Banagher, in the province of Sassari, the Charter may never be separated from the close relationship with the natural element: as a farmer, every morning, observes all the transformations that took place in his land during the day.
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in the Piazza del Duomo then sprout five other chilies, spicy symbol of irrepressible vitality and with them the thoughts, emotions, creativity. On the steps of the church, an aluminum donkey quivering tension launches its braying.
A marble pear is a particular tribute to the region that hosts the exhibition: Giuseppe Carta love marble for the elegance of matter gives to its transparencies and glazes sculptures, the same that reaches painting his still lifes.
the naturalistic portraits of fruits and vegetables moved in the urban space they take the consistency of the sculpture, but returned to be painting in the Sala dei Putti and the Chapter of the Church of Sant'Agostino: here find space oils on canvas, still touching truthfulness death. In addition to the products of the earth, ancient crystals, precious fabrics and furnishings are played with skill through the ancient technique of glazing.
Also in the church, above the nine existing altars, the director puts Bartalini nine reproductions of some of the works' artist building a set of significant spectacularity. To accentuate the theatrical installation, at the center of ecclesial space are collected different fruits in polychrome bronze and aluminum.
The event extends, finally, on the Forte dei Marmi wharf : a huge pomegranate disclosed, from which emerge the juicy beans, becomes a symbol of prosperity and new life. The sculpture was created in 2012 as art director of the Theatre of Silence by Andrea Bocelli in Lajatico in Tuscany and has since become a symbol at Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award.
The exhibition is intended as a result of ' super sculptural path taken by paper that has been recognized several times over the years thanks to important installations created precisely in Pietrasanta with the Artistic Foundry Francesco Mutti, the Art Foundry Massimo del Chiaro and the laboratory of Marco Giannoni sculpture.
they remember especially the work at the Venice Biennale, Euroflora Genoa, Expo Milano 2015 in China pavilions and KIP UN, in China in the big cities of Chongqing and Chengdu and Milan, where the monumental chili exposed in the square opposite the 'entrance of Eataly in September 2016 will soon be placed on permanent display. An additional staff of Joseph Charter is also planned at the headquarters of Eataly in Rome in the second half of 2017, again in collaboration with Italian Contemporary Art.
Complete the exhibition a catalog published by E20 Projects with texts by Luca Beatrice and Hilary Luper.
When: until 06/11/2017
Where: Piazza del Duomo, nella prospiciente Chiesa di Sant’Agostino e sul pontile di Forte dei Marmi., Pietrasanta
Information: Comune di Pietrasanta tel. 0584 7951
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