The eyes of three great authors to tell the metamorphosis of the Marches landscape: Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp are the artists involved in the project TERRE IN MOVIMENTO – a commission promoted by the Superintendence Archeology of Fine Arts and Landscape of the Marche that tells the historical landscape , human and natural shocked by the 2016 earthquake: artifacts, ruins, new fragile settlements, people.
“Terre in Movimento”
14 December, 2018 – 3 March, 2019
Chiesa di San Gregorio Illuminatore
Via Giuseppe Birarelli, 3, Ancona
The project, promoted and produced by the Superintendency in partnership with MAXXI and the Demanio Marittimo.Km-278, has invited Olivo Barbieri, Paola De Pietri and Petra Noordkamp to elaborate a personal look in a delicate phase and for some “not -transitory “, with a perspective in which “the moving lands” are an idea of the transition and morphological, economic, cultural and community transformations of the Marche and Adriatic territory.
The 3 artists have spent long periods in the communities of the crater – Visso, Camerino, Arquata and Pescara del Tronto, Pieve Torina, Pievebovigliana, Muccia, Ussita among others – they met and met people and places, visited the red areas and developed, each with their own poetics, very different projects for media and language.
Olivo Barbieri measured himself with the change of scale – from the helicopter to the frontal dimension, making this experience a further piece that enriches the series of site specifics; Paola De Pietri chose black and white as a linguistic figure for the portraits of people – very white on a dark background – and the new buildings that include not only the houses but the excavations, the plates and the infrastructural works as a skeleton around which to reconstruct the community; Petra Noordkamp used video, the moving image for an alternation between detail and context that returns plots, shapes and fragments.
The large and structured corpus of the works was also possible due to the availability of a complex infrastructure of relationships that has accompanied and allowed the artists to access almost all the places: municipal administrations, law enforcement agencies of varying degrees, volunteers, companies engaged in the ordinary management of the areas, religious and military authorities, officials of the superintendencies engaged in the safety and restoration, students of the Marche universities.
The works of the three artists are presented for the first time to the public with an exhibition curated by Carlo Birrozzi and Pippo Ciorra, with the organization and coordination of Cristiana Colli, which opens in Ancona on December 14, 2018, in a special place at the the center of an expected and particularly symbolic re-appropriation – the Church of San Gregorio Illuminatore formerly San Bartolomeo – closed for decades.