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  • Velasco Vitali, "Branco", 2009 photo: Oliviero Toscani
  • "Velasco Vitali. Monumento alla resistenza", installation view. Ph. Mart, Jacopo Salvi
  • "Velasco Vitali. Monumento alla resistenza", installation view. Ph. Mart, Jacopo Salvi

Velasco Vitali
Monument to resistance

 
Mart Rovereto, Castel Ivano
27 June 2020 / 11 April 2021
 
M

onument to resistance is a project by Velasco Vitali (Bellano, 1960) conceived in collaboration with Arte Sella. The artist will display a new sculpture configuration of the "packs of dogs" he has been working on since 2003, for a double exhibition held in the sculpture garden of the Mart and in Castel Ivano (from 12 July to 13 September 2020).
The sculptures are made with materials sourced on building sites, such as iron, tar, lead, metal mesh and concrete. This series was inspired by the artist’s observation of unauthorised building and the unfinished projects dotted throughout Italy: threatening, odd and silent, the packs shift the debate over the fragility of our landscape and its protection onto an extremely human level. The resistance mentioned in the title therefore appears to be a form of adaptation that invites the public to empathise with the relationship with nature.

 

Curated by Denis Isaia, Emanuele Montibeller
In collaboration with Arte Sella

The sculpture garden

The sculpture garden

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