When the voice of the Serra descends to the valley and propagates its Effect
With works by: Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi, Roberto Ghezzi
Coordinators of the traveling project: Matteo Nuti, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Alessandra Ioalé
Critical text by Alessandra Ioalé
Technical support: Park 793
Inauguration Saturday 30 March at 18.00
From March 30th to April 21st
Villa Comunale Pacini Battle of Bientina
The exhibition will be open every weekend at 4.00pm / 8.00pm
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Saturday, March 30th at 6 pm, at the Villa Comunale Pacini Battaglia of Bientina, will inaugurate “Effetto Serra”, the traveling collective project coordinated by the artist Matteo Nuti, by the architects Luca Doveri and Marco Martinelli and by the contemporary art curator Alessandra Ioalé , which thanks to the patronage of the Municipality of Bientina and the support of Parco 793 bring to the exhibition, the pictorial, sculptural, photographic, installation and video works of Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi and Roberto Ghezzi.
The “Greenhouse Effect” is what has allowed the Earth and continues to allow it today, with great difficulty, to be a hospitable planet, based on a balance that is as perfect as it is delicate. In time, paradoxically, the term has taken on a strongly negative meaning in our culture, this is not to be attributed to the phenomenon itself, which in reality would be positive for terrestrial survival, but rather to the action of the man who, for the its selfishness and self-centeredness, it has jeopardized its balance by beginning to undermine its natural perfection and become a harmful phenomenon for the human species. In the last few decades we have seen many times how the wickedness of man has known no obstacles, especially when looking at our territory, whose natural wealth, of which Monte Serra is a symbol, has been repeatedly put to the test by various incendiary episodes, accidental and malicious, compromising the flora and fauna, as well as the life and activities of the people who live there. However, we have also witnessed a total awakening of consciences, which have joined forces for a single goal: to pay tribute to our natural heritage, worthy of protection and enhancement, saying that it is sufficient to human ignorance and bringing last February to the election of this local heritage with national heritage and place of FAI heart. I would like to define this as a new “Greenhouse Effect”, from which the exhibition takes its title, giving a positive meaning back to the term and the concept. Effetto Serra becomes synonymous with what this Monte has managed and manages to create around itself every day for centuries and is, at the same time, what the concentrate of creative energy of the twelve artistic personalities exhibited here managed to create for the Serra and that this collective wants to show to the public. Cristina Gardumi, Elisabetta Cardella, Enrico Nieri, Francesco Battaglia, Giada Fedeli, Luca Doveri, Marco Martinelli, Matteo Nuti, Muz, Nico Lopez Bruchi, Roberto Filippi and Roberto Ghezzi gathered under one heading: Effetto Serra, which supports our Monte and at the same time it feeds on what it gives them every day. Finding ourselves in front of the manifestation of an exchange of energies in perfect balance, in which the artists act as “greenhouse gases” favoring the reflection of their creative energy towards the Mount and retaining part of its heat to redistribute it beyond the local boundaries.
An effect like this, never seen before. The geography of the Serra is studied and redefined naturally in the research of the architect Enrico Nieri; the devastation suffered by the Monte, but also its natural beauties, which constantly try to re-emerge stronger than before, are at the center of the video of the video maker Francesco Battaglia and of the photographs by Roberto Filippi. The Serra is transfigured in digital paintings and collages by the surreal and suspended atmosphere of the designer and artist Elisabetta Cardella, in the natural sculptures of the architect Luca Doveri and the architect Marco Martinelli. He is the protagonist in the lettering of Muz, which depicts him inside the letters that make up his signature, and in the experimental works of the social artist Nico Lopez Bruchi, who uses painting, video, photography as a means to transcribe his emotions. Finally, the essence of Monte Serra is captured in paintings and multi-material installations, halfway between pictorial tradition and new digital media, by the artist Matteo Nuti; emanates from the sculpted or embroidered Hands of Jade Faithful, but also those of his Madonna, which become a symbol of the spirituality of manual work,