At the Maramotti Collection has arrived an eco-sustainable garden in which nature takes its place again. The duo of artists Lutz & Guggisberg have in fact created a project for their first solo show in an Italian institution, consistently following the concept of European Photography, focused on "Revolutions, rebellions, changes, utopias" playing on the discussed environmental theme and natural disasters.
The exhibition is developed in a path of five rooms and presents more than twenty photographs of different sizes mounted on panels and with painting interventions, together with clusters of recycled objects selected by the artists in some local warehouses. In their photographs, the atmosphere is that of an apocalyptic apparent disaster that has just occurred, you can see in fact work tools, tables, chairs, boxes, rubber tubes as if they had been torn apart by a hurricane. The man never appears, but lets his presence be perceived as an inevitable usurper of the natural datum. The images show the accidental rupture of a not always perfect order, of a construction of a landscape that becomes de-construction.
The pictorial interventions make the imaginary view of the real data reproduced by the photographic image more poetic. Using a wide variety of media such as painting, sculpture, installations, video, photography, performance, and also producing their own library of imaginary books in constant growth, they find suggestions from science, alchemy, and from every branch of human knowledge, from anthropology to literature, from visual arts to architecture or natural sciences. Ambiguous sensations, astonishment, connections, become the main elements of representation, in which paradox takes over together with ambivalence and an underground subversive feeling.
Lutz & Guggisberg il giardino
Period: 22 april - 30 december 2018
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 14.30 - 18.30 Saturday and Sunday 10.30 - 18.30 closed: from 1 to 25 August, 1 November
Where: Collezione Maramotti
via Fratelli Cervi, 66, 42124 Reggio Emilia
- Francesca Baboni