Festival del Paesaggio 2018 at Anacapri
Anacapri’s Festival del Paesaggio third edition, curated by Arianna Rosica and Gianluca Riccio, suggests new ways of considering the landscape observed and analysed from unprecedented viewpoints through “Renato Mambor / Anacapri” and “Postcards” exhibitions, besides a special project specifically realised by Alessandro Mendini for the Museo della Casa Rossa at Anacapri.
They will be on exhibit from July 28th to October 20th.
“Renato Mambor / Anacapri” is a monographic exhibition dedicated to one of the leading representatives of the Sixties’ and the Seventies’ artistic research. Indeed, he committed a substantial part of his research to the Italian landscape, to its symbols and transformations. Internationally, Renato Mambor (1936-2014) is one the most representative Italian artists and, in particular, one of the best representatives of that generation known as Italian Pop Art.
On exhibit, a selection of works from the Sixties to the Two-Thousands, which highlight the landscape central position in Mambor’s paintings from his debut to his late works. Indeed, in his landascape, one can almost hear the echo of the metaphysical and dechirichian tradition gained through the juxtaposition of unrelated figurative elements that the artist brings together within a frame of compositional unity.
As a matter of fact, since the early Sixties Mambor’s work has been characterised by a constant attention to the relation between natural and artificial elements, history and nature, within a poetical tension constantly aiming at framing man’s role under the new consumer society.
“Postcards” is a collective exhibition gathering different generations artists -among whom the most historic Fabio Mauri and Renato Mambor and the mid-career ones like Liliana Moro, Flavio Favelli and Paul Thorel- revolving around the postcard topic, as a starting point for tracing an original way of looking at the contemporary landscape, at its representation and at the need to re-establish a new relationship with its image, earlier than a direct relationship with the surrounding reality.
All the exhibited works offer an original ensemble of visions characterised by fickle forms and varying dimensions. This ensemble is original partly because it concerns works specifically realised for this occasion and partly because it is the outcome of a discovery, a rediscovery or an interaction that the real or virtual trip to Capri made possible.
In addition, the exhibition will be enriched with a special project specifically realised by Alessandro Mendini, who gets back to Anacapri after his exhibition-tribute in dialogue with Fortunato Depero, in 2017.
The poetics of the architect, artist and designer from Milan- based on the topic of decorum and its semantic and symbolic values- meets up with the ancient tradition of the majolica manufacturing in the planning and decorating of a wall in the premises of the Museo della Casa Rossa, at Anacapri, where the exhibition takes place. Mendini’s work, inspired by the well-known majolica flooring of St. Michael’s at Anacapri, represents an important contribution to the isle of Capri: a further openness to contemporary languages within the groove of some wider reflection on how to redevelop and give value to pre-existing territory spaces and architecture.
The work, realised in collaboration with Ceramica Francesco De Maio is intended to become part of the permanent collection of the new Museum of the isle of Capri.
until 20 October 2018