From the 5 12 May the beautiful cloister of the Oblate Library in Florence, this year is confirmed as the ideal location for the VIII edition of RiartEco (inauguration on May 5th at 18.30pm). The exhibition - with free admission - sees the absolute protagonist of the artistic competition, the rejection, the waste, the old and obsolete object, which at the end of its production cycle, is re-born, re-appropriates a real meaning, thanks to the imagination (bildraum) of the participating artists, coming from all over Italy.
Through this exhibition, the protagonists prove to us how creative intelligence often exceeds the limits of art; most of the works presented have an inherent sense of the exceptional use and of the re-use, which contrasts well with the extreme commodification of contemporary transcultural society, which has recently exploded into a frenetic “throwaway” that frankly risks becoming unbearable. Fantasy reigns supreme over the atmosphere that the exhibition creates, as a real philosophical organ, it is expressed in favor of a population of young people who emerge and who have yet to discover and not waste the wonders of a life. that will enter a careful and cultured area of judgment, in fact, every user of the exhibition is called to vote, through pen and paper, the work they liked most.
The winner will receive a small prize from the organizing association: POP point of presence and the wonderful opportunity to have the work exhibited for a year in the premises of the library itself. Absolute novelty in this edition is the presence of Luca Matti, a pioneer in the art of recycling, offering one of his works on display courtesy of the “Fritteli- contemporary art” gallery. The work, naturally excluded from the competition, is "Aeronautico", an imposing plastic sculpture made mainly with an inner tube, which represents a mutant humanoid and which refers us to the original desire, dear over the centuries, of Homo sapiens, to be able in the end, take flight.
Guest out of competition: Luca Matti
participating artists: Eleonora Battaggia, Stefania Verderosa, Ute Dewald, Elena Bussotti, Lorena Giuffrida, Donato Landi, Paolo Lo Giudice, Simona Negrini, alias Andromeda, mirifa 'Miriam Massolin, Luca Scarpellini, Francesco Pinzani, Matteo Pozzobon, Ecocentrics of Annarita Mameli and Violetta Canitano, Giovanni Baldini, Roberta Lazzarato, Bibbiana Mele Mongobì, Susanna Caporin, Stefania Pallotta, Francesca Ghizzardi, Aldo Celle, Ilaria Anselmi, Rossana Chiappori, Gruppo Vidari association, Maurilio Iembo, Marco Guerrazzi, Guia Pozzi, Irene Sarzi Amadè, Valeria Leonardi, Mariantonia Soncini , Louis Carosello, Lufer, Vincenzo Spanò, Lara Bobbio.