Art, landscape and technology
The art curator Beatrice Audrito and the architect Marco Santomauro will talk about the public artworks executed by Vincenzo Marsiglia in 2020 in Mirandola, an Emilian town severely affected by the 2012 earthquake, and in Buonanotte, a small village in Abruzzo completely abandoned. The works were created as part of two projects designed to regenerate, redevelop and re-read specific urban and landscape contexts through contemporary art. They have been the protagonists of a wide diffusion on the web and on social networks that has allowed everyone to experience their beauty everywhere.
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Vincenzo Marsiglia (Belvedere Marittimo, 1972) is graduated in painting at the Brera Academy in Milan. He is a multimedia artist who has long identified his distinctive sign in the four-pointed star, a simple graphic symbol called Marsiglia Unit. The artist always uses this symbol through different techniques to experiment with his formal and meaningful possibilities in sculpture, painting, interactive and immersive installations created using technological and digital means. In his latest works, the need to find a convergence between natural and artificial, real and virtual emerges more and more. He is elaborating a critical reflection on the current world looking at the technological future with optimism. Recent exhibitions and personal projects include: Vincenzo Marsiglia. Interaction Shapes, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, Iaga - International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj Napoca, Romania (2014); Dopo-Logica/o, curated by Matteo Galbiati, Palazzo Ducale and Teatro all'Antica Sabbioneta, Mantua (2016); Digital Antica, curated by Mario Nardo, Sant’Eustachio Abbey, Nervesa della Battaglia (2019); Art & Design, curated by Serena Cassissa and Andrea Castrignano, Spazio Andrea Castrignano, Milan (2020); Biennale Light Art, curated by Vittorio Erlindo and Gisella Gellini, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua (2020); Three Rooms' Exhibition, curated by Milena Becci, Traffic Gallery, Bergamo (2020); La città ideale, curated by Beatrice Audrito and Davide Sarchioni, Mirandola (2020); Buonanotte Contemporanea. Marsiglia, Artan, Pignatelli, curated by Maria Letizia Paiato, Montebello sul Sangro (2020); Cercles, Galerie Wagner, Paris (2020).
Davide Silvioli is a contemporary art critic and he has curated exhibitions for art galleries, independent and institutional spaces. He took part in projects promoted by Paratissima, the MAXXI Museum and the Swiss Institute. He has lectured in Italy and abroad. His texts and research are published in catalogs, art magazines, monographs and gallery editions. He is curator of artist archives, contributor for specialized magazines and press offices. He collaborates with foundations, public museums, publishers and universities on research and curatorial projects.
Beatrice Audrito (Vercelli, 1990) is a critic and curator of contemporary art, specialized in urban art projects. He graduated in Communication in the Art and Culture Markets at IULM University of Milan and in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. She organizes public art projects. Among the most important: Terravecchia. L'uomo, il suomo, la natura (2016); Made in Forte. Percorsi d'arte e di luce, Forte dei Marmi (2017); Helidon Xhixha. Steel and Stone, Forte dei Marmi (2019), La città ideale. Mirandola galleria a cielo aperto, Mirandola (2020), Giacomo Jack Braglia. Conversations with a Changing World, Lugano (2020). She is a contributor for Artslife.com. She collaborates with art galleries and institutions, public and private, which she supports by carrying out consultancy activities. Since 2017 she has been a FAI Piemonte Councilor, organizing cycles of modern and contemporary art conferences and editing art catalogs and monographs.
N. Marco Santomauro, associate partner at CASaA architetti studio, with Fabio Armillotta and Carmela Palmieri, is involved in architectural design and restoration of cultural heritage according to the criteria of environmental sustainability with particular attention to the study of ecological and landscape infrastructures in fragile internal areas. He has participated in numerous architecture competitions, obtaining recommendations and prizes.
Davide Sarchioni (Orvieto, 1979) is an Italian art curator, consultant and art historian. He is curator of the art projects at the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini in Orvieto - IT. He graduated in Contemporary Art with Enrico Crispolti at the University of Siena. Since 2005 he has been a curator and consultant for public and private institutions, museums, foundations, art galleries in Italy and abroad, curating several exhibitions, collections, books and art catalogues. He works with various Italian and international artists, both established and emerging. From 2010 to 2014 he collaborated with the Museum am Dom (MAD) in Würzburg, curating exhibitions and art projects by important Italian and German artists. He is consultant and curator of the Il Frantoio Association in Capalbio. In 2015 he is co-founder of the TerraMedia and LaDi Art project. He lectured in various Italian and international institutions. He has been contributor for some art magazines such as Exibart and Rivista Segno and has published essays, catalogs and monographs with various publishers including SKIRA, Gangemi, Gli Ori, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Broecking Art Edition.