This summer, Nature Addicts Fund presents the 5 young artists working with Elena Mazzi on her project Atlante Energetico, organised by the Fondazione Spinola Banna and the GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin. In partnership with the N.A! Fund, the artist held conferences, discussion sessions and workshops with experts aimed at generating new creative input around Piedmont rice as a source of life and energy.
Paola Pasquaretta’s key focus is natural disasters, especially volcanoes and earthquakes.
polystyrene & metal, 2010 x 150 x 130 cm, 2016
Clap is inspired by the 1976 Friuli earthquake that destroyed many villages in the area, most of which were identically reconstructed in the years that followed. Portis, however, was left untouched as a kind of ghost town. In Clap, the artist has copied a stone that was used to build one of the destroyed homes. By returning to look at its original appearance, the artist is underscoring a paradox. The stone looks quite natural, but its size, colour and weight are totally different from reality.