PIETRA LIQUIDA: a thought about water
Contemporary art in the heart of the ancient art: the project PIETRA LIQUIDA (LIQUID STONE) is both is seductive and ambitious, an exhibition pleading for the first time the ceramic sculptures of eight artists in one of the most fascinating places of the Archaeological and Naturalistic Park of Vulci , in the province of Viterbo: Domus Criptoportico, a luxurious Roman aristocratic house dating from the late second century BC. that becomes a convivial place of sacred hospitality. In this ancient and prestigious place, the works of Nino Caruso, Giorgio Crisafi, Yvonne Ekman, Massimo Luccioli, Richard Muniz, Attilio Quintili, Jasmine Pignatelli and Mara van Wees dialogue with the space, letting it permeate and engage with its bricks clay and its ancient walls, with the subject matter. The exhibition, curated by Francesco Paolo Del Re, opens July, 2, 2016 at 6:30pm until 28 August.
Why PIETRA LIQUIDA
The file rouge and the common starting point of the work of the artists is a deep reflection on the issue of water. The common material among the eight artists is the ceramic and water is the essential element of the alchemical process of transformation of a shapeless mass of fluid to the solidity of a definite form, which will be the fire staring in its final appearance. The title of the exhibition, ‘Pietra Liquida’, speaks about this oscillation, which represents the performance over time of creating ceramics, this ambivalence and presence of souls and states of matter, which is a metaphor of the complexity of existence.
The poetic power of water
Water is always the origin of life, the shaping force of the planet and the engine of its evolution. A necessary and fundamental element, with its social, political, cultural and anthropological value, and has become a cause of conflict. It has an extreme strength and is needed, not only in the physical but also poetic meaning. It is from this idea that the eight artists tell the suggestions of liquid water through their sculptures: they want to pay tribute to its expressive power, its creative and mutant power, its "artistic" value.