Fatto a Mano - Made in Italy
Hand made – made in Italy
curated by Creativity Oggetti
May 14th to July 16th
Riding the wave of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, the chosen theme for the Milan Expo 2015, Creativity presents - for its second edition - five new collections, gathered under the ironically sewn label Hand made - made in Italy. From May 14th to July 16th 2015, in Turin, in its new location - Via Carlo Alberto 40/f - having established itself over the last ten years also beyond the Turin area, Creativity Oggetti will exhibit new creations celebrating origin and life: the fruits of the earth as source of life force and nourishment for the planet; a visual nourishment, which presents itself as a gallery of jewellery and sculptures characterized by the “natural” element.
With Silvia Beccaria, TuttiFrutti come to life: the ruffs worn in the 16th century are revisited as a tribute to life.
Natural shapes to wear are also the SUCCULENT* rings, the wooden sculpture rings by Barbara Uderzo, containing earth and little succulents, to be watered every once in a while with a droplet of water.
The symbolic shapes of Mirta Morigi’s bowls represent the connection between nourishment and life. The golden brightness of Earth’s Navels by Morigi finds expression in their concave shapes, which lend themselves also to being moons, supervising with their cycle the Earth to sprout, to reproduce.
Vegetables, on the other hand, are the common denominator of Enrica Campi’s and Massimo Voghera’s sculptures. The Lucky Woman with hot peppers and the feminine busts with vegetables entitled Ministre di Verdura by Enrica Campi, will dialogue with Massimo Voghera’s characters, born of the Italian puns connecting the words “testa or zucca” (head or pumpkin) to the world of vegetables: Testa di Rapa (Turnip Head = bonehead), Zucca Vuota (Empty Pumpkin/Head), Teste d’Aglio (Garlic Heads), Sale in Zucca (Salt in the Pumpkin/Head)…
The common denominator of all of the works and the diverse forms of applied art in this exhibition is that they are all made by hand: therefore Made in Italy reflects the true meaning of the words, i. e. made by hand by Italian artists.