la città projects, a new project thought up by Studio la Città for promoting artists to be discovered and rediscovered, is presented for the first time in Bologna with a single-themed booth devoted to the work of Giorgia Severi.
At Arte Fiera, a booth measuring 24 sq. m. will host the work Antenati – Mt.Zeil, Once there was the Ocean, 2016: a large-scale work, part of the Antenati project, which has developed over time to pass from forests to the even greater heads of the family: mountains, the real generating mothers of the landscape. The series, started by the artist in 2012, is devoted to the natural elements that have created the territories on which we live: these are changing quickly or even disappearing as we know them, due to natural or human agents.On show will be a diptych on paper: a portrait of the Monte Aquilone glacier, an example of the history and memory of natural landscapes, the morphology of which is soon destined to change. It is the biggest solfatara in Europe: a marl calcareous block with 62-mile-long tunnels, which is as well the archaeological site where prehistoric artefacts were rediscovered. As the artist has stated, “Humanity stresses and forges the landscape because without mankind the landscape would not exist. There would be the space and the environment but not the concept and perception of what we mean by landscape. However, at the same time the territory overwrites humanity and forms it, just as it inscribes itself on the natural process of everything. Mountains are the outcome of hundreds of millions of years of orogeny, of the erosion and drying up of the oceans that covered the globe. NATURE – from the Latin the force that generates”.
This year, thanks to the collaboration with Essse Caffè, Giorgia Severi’s exhibition will continue also in the city centre of Bologna, at the store in via Galliera, where some works by the series Antenati Foreste will be exhibited. The show will also be part of the Art City White Night – the art white night organized by Arte Fiera – and so can also be visited on Saturday 3 February when it will remain open until 10 p.m.
Un testo di Renato Barilli accompagna la mostra, nei due diversi spazi.