On the occasion of the eighth ‘Vetrina‘, Vino Vero presents a site-specific work by Giorgia Severi, an Italian artist working about environmental and landscape issues.
Vetrina presents a series of exhibitions curated by Mara Sartore for Vino Vero and in collaboration with Lightbox: on a quarterly basis, internationally renowned artists working on the theme of nature are invited to present their site-specific works in the window of the wine club adjacent to the wine bar.
With her work Climax #5 Venice, Giorgia Severi wonders whether the climax, which is the condition of maximum equilibrium and growth of an ecosystem, is not perhaps at the point of an involution, placing us at a point of inevitable congenital degeneration of which we are naturally part. Starting from the meaning of climax (from the Greek κλίμαξ, “scale”), i.e. the highest stage in the evolution of an ecosystem due to a self-perpetuating ecological succession over time thanks to the balance of the environments from which it was generated and has continued to evolve, Giorgia Severi observes the Venetian lagoon environment, relating past present and future: the sandbanks are a natural and cultural Venetian heritage linked to ancient local traditions and which represented, until the arrival of climatic and anthropic interference in the last century, an intact and balanced ecosystem where man lived and worked.
Opening 7 June 7pm.