Oggi s’inaugura all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Sydney la mostra Ecological Footprints di Giorgia Severi e Diego Bonetto
Gli alberi e le piante lasciano impronte, camminano e si muovono. Lo dimostra anche la mostra che apre i battenti a Sydney, firmata dalla cara amica Giorgia Severi, artista che ascolta la natura, e da Diego Bonetto.
A seguire la presentazione in inglese dell’evento.
Exhibition of works by Giorgia Severi and Diego Bonetto
The project stems from a collaboration between artists Giorgia Severi and Diego Bonetto following a cultural exchange at 26punto80, Italy, and Sydney’s Big Fag Press. Introduction by Dr Daniel Ramp, conservation biologist and Director of the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology of Sydney.
Orme Ecologiche – Ecological Footsteps reflects on a migrant and globalised landscape presenting chalcographic prints of cosmopolitan species living in both Italy and Australia.
The works depict the landscapes where the plants were collected proving their presence in both continents. The prints pay testimony to a globalised and colonised landscape, reflecting on the botanical reality of the anthropocene. The selected species are medicinal and/or edible, used through out the worlds in traditional medicine practices, folk recipes and remedies.
The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility in Sydney. The BFP was awarded a Marketing Grant by NAVA in 2007, and launched to the general public in May 2008. Since then the BFP was invited in OffSet, a curated show part of ArtBasel41, co-produced Green Bans Art Walk, a series of events and walking tours exploring the legacy of green bans in Sydney, and hosted a series of supported studio residencies for artists with disabilities. The prints produced on the BFP have twice won the emeritus Freemantle Print Art Award in the past five years. The BFP is currently housed in Glebe thanks to a Supported Accommodation Grant from the City of Sydney.
Opening of the exhibition (in the presence of the artists):
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Thursday, 10 November 2016, at 6:00pm
Limited seats. Bookings essential: http://www.eventbrite.com.au
Duration of the exhibition: 10 November to 2 December 2016
Opening time: 9.30-18.00 (Mon-Thu) – 9.30-13.30 (Fri)