CAPRI, LA SCULTURA “MATERMANIA” DI GIACOMO RIZZO A VILLA LYSIS
Exhibition at the Gallery AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art
Capri, Saturday 8 October, h. 12.30 p.m.
The Mayor of Capri Giovanni De Martino, the Assessor for Culture Caterina Mansi, the artist Giacomo Rizzo and the gallery owner Andrea Ingenito will present the Matermania sculpture on Saturday, October 8th at 12:30 pm at the gallery AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art in Capri.
The work will be donated to the city of Capri and will find a permanent location in the monumental park of Villa Lysis.
The subsequent permanent location of the sculpture in Villa Lysis is promoted by the Cultural association Apeiron in collaboration with gallery AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art, organized with the support of local institutions and under the Matronato of Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
The Cultural Association Apeiron deals with the cultural promotion of Villa Lysis since 2014 in line with the dream of Lucio Amelio, the famous gallerist very close to Villa Lysis and to the Isle of Capri who wanted adress this place to contemporary art. The aim of the Association is to start a long collaborations with young contemporary artists, the installation of Giacomo Rizzo’s sculpture is just the first step of this project.
The work of big dimension, 225 cm high and 110 cm wide, is made of fiberglass according to the innovative and peculiar technique used by the artist of Palermo: through the “tearing” of a fragment of the vault of the ancient and evocative cave of Matermania. Natural element and human labor are taken out of context and worked out with a special armor in order to become a new element in the round. Thanks to this particular technique the artist – who has on other occasions “torn” tree trunks, pieces of cliffs, portions of grass and rocks faces – investigates the relationship between nature, sculpture and architecture, he tries to capture the intimate essence of the world around us, setting in motion a process of metempsychosis in which the soul of the nature shifts and lives again through the “tearing” in the new sculpture.
“I have dedicated the last years of my research – declares the artist – to the reflection on the practice of the sculpture with analytical and nearly devout strictness. I worked in order to reproduce fragments of nature such as trunks, plowed fields and especially “holy” mountains. Through this research came up the idea to approach a holy place, full of history as the Matermania cave in Capri, a place that I consider mother and father of a buried but never forsaken spirituality, I try to give it a new life because of its religious, anthropological, cultural and apotropaic value”.
On the occasion will be presented the catalogue of the artist published by Maretti Editore and cured by Serena Ribaudo with texts of Antono Arevalo, Alberto Dambruoso and Serena Ribaudo
Exhibition La scultura Matermania di Giacomo Rizzo a Villa Lysis
Location AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art | Via Le Botteghe, 56 – Capri
Date Saturday 8 October, h. 12.30 p.m.
Recognition City of Capri
Giovanni De Martino, Mayor of Capri
Caterina Mansi, Councillor for Culture
Giacomo Rizzo, Artist
Andrea Ingenito, Gallerist
Antonio Arèvalo, Critic
Alberto Dambruoso, Critic
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