24 – 26 November 2016
Scala Montesanto 3, Naples
Q.I. VEDO curated by Adriana Rispoli
Video made in collaboration with Bianco-Valente
Music by Clap Rules
Courtesy Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Napoli
The Supernatural video is ironically conceived as a commercial for an improbable luxury bath created to “meet the needs of a nomadic life”.
Drawing from his investigations in the social sphere, Tibaldi creates Supernatural inspired by the lives of the Rom’s camps where there is no running water, and mixes natural and artificial elements, reality and fiction, and as often in his work art, architecture and design.
Supernaturali is a paradoxical installation reflected and reiterated in the video where the shootings realized with a typical commercial style are accompanied by a metal foreign voice along with a minimal sound that helps to transport the viewer’s imagination in an otherworldly environment.
This work contains the distinctive aspects of the modus operandi of the artist such as the study of “minimal residential architecture” and the fine line between legality and illegality, between public and private domain.
Eugenio Tibaldi (Alba 1977 lives between Naples and Turin)
Internationally known for his research between art, urbanism and architecture Eugenio Tibaldi is considered among the most established Italian artists of his generation.
Using mixed techniques, the artist records the changes of reality, his living aesthetic stratifications where often the intervention of man becomes a survival strategy.
Among his major exhibitions: Second Chance, Museo MEF, Turin, and Capri B&B-Behind and Beyond (with Raffaela Mariniello) Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri, in 2016, Questioni di Appartenenza, special project Museo Madre, in 2015, Red Verona, Studio la Città, Verona, in 2014, Archeologia Contemporanea _02, Museo Archeologico Statale of Ascoli Piceno, Bubo, Galleria Umberto di Marino Arte Contemporanea of Naples, nel 2013, Transit – 4, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonicco nel 2011- Project Room Museo MADRE Napoli.
Q.I. VEDO is the visual format specifically conceived for Quartiere Intelligente (Q.I.) which is a pilot project of regeneration and re-use of urban spaces, a work in progress in the neighborhood of Montesanto in Naples. Q.I. VEDO is a visual format in which national and international artists interpret environmental issues, ecological sustainability and the relationship between man and nature while exploiting main stream advertising strategies by projecting visual messages on a WALL.
This anonymous wall turns into a magnetic attraction for aesthetic and cognitive capital aiming to strike the imagination and the fantasy of even a transitory audience. The language of the moving image thus enters into the urban space in order to develop a collective consciousness, to co-create a new type of community respect and awareness towards natural resources and its own territory (environment).
Due to its social and artistic value, Q.I. VEDO has the patronage of the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee MADRE Museum
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