The exhibition Ecotrasformazioni del Giardino della Valle, born from an idea of Carlo Pozzoni and curated by Manuela Moretti, will be inaugurated Thursday 26 September at 19:00 at Studio Corbetta via Rodari, 8, Como; free entrance; refreshments offered by Pasticceria Fuin.
You can visit the exhibition until October 12.
- from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday from 9:00 to 12:30.
On display are the works of twenty artists, all freely inspired by the “Garden of the Valley” of Cernobbio: this is what “Ecotrasformazioni” proposes, a collective exhibition born from an idea of Carlo Pozzoni and curated by Manuela Moretti.
The transformation of the “Garden of the Valley” from an illegal landfill to a botanical garden is the work of Nonna Pupa, as she loves to be called Ida Lonati Frati, a lovely lady who, annoyed by the unbearable aspect that every day, because of the garbage, assumed the valley, began to imagine a completely different place, where nature could show itself in all its wonderful beauty, free from waste.
The same desire for beauty and transformation of Nonna Pupa has guided the artists in the realization of the works on display, which can be purchased at a lower price than the market and whose entire proceeds will go to favor of the Association Il Giardino della Valle, to keep this special place alive.
The plant universe is at the centre of this group show that exhibits works by Doriam Battaglia, Fabrizio Bellanca, Pablo Bermudez, Elena Borghi, Marco Brenna, Armen Casnati, Alessio Centemeri, Stefano Chiodaroli, Alberto Colombo, Luigi and Francesco Corbetta, Elena Cristaldi, Andrea Greco, Anaid Manoukian, Fabrizio Musa, Carlo Pozzoni, Pierluigi Ratti, Gianfranco Sergio, Dino Silingardi and Walter Trecchi.
The works on display express the pursuit not of an ideal aesthetic canon, but the intimate fidelity to nature, visible in every single creation through both real and abstract representations. Each artist succeeds, starting from the darkness of his own feeling, to highlight, with different perspectives, the natural element, which is transformed to create unique creations, linked together by the common desire to show the most hidden folds of the plant universe.
Thus we find works where nature is illuminated in its darkest and most mysterious sides, often in relation to Grandma Pupa, whose presence is sometimes felt with explicit references.
All the works, small and medium in size, are in fact an implicit tribute to Nonna Pupa, who with a concrete and selfless gesture of love towards nature has created a very special place, whose magic shines through in the creations of each artist.