Una Boccata d'Arte 2021 - "Mercatorum" by CAMPOSTABILE

A project by Fondazione Elpis, in collaboration with Galleria Continua and the participation of Threes Productions. Site specific installation by CAMPOSTABILE in the village of Cornello dei Tasso, Lombardy

26th June - 26th September, 2021

Now in its second edition, Una Boccata d’Arte, a contemporary art project spread all over Italy, in all of its regions, promotes the meeting of contemporary art with the historical and artistic beauty of the most evocative villages in Italy.


Una Boccata d'Arte is a project by Fondazione Elpis, in collaboration with Galleria Continua, and the participation of Threes Productions, that gives full creative freedom to the artist and allows the use of any artistic media, exploring various themes that dialogue in a convincing way with the villages.


The twenty villages, selected each year on the basis of: less than 5000 inhabitants; the presence of an active cultural scene; and a capacity for family-run artisanal, commercial and hospitality industries, welcome twenty site specific artworks created by emerging and established artists, all of whom have been invited by the Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. 

For this second edition, Matthew Noble, was invited to curate the project in the region of Lombardy. Specifically, the village of Cornello dei Tasso hosted the site specific intervention by artistic duo CAMPOSTABILE. 

For the occasion, CAMPOSTABILE created an installation that would recall the history of the village, right inside the ruins of the ancient residence of the Tasso family, of which only the foundations, some walls and an arch remain. A series of sculptures made by using casts, 3D scanning and local green sandstone dust, alternated with waterproof fabrics in a gradual game of unveiling. Sculptural objects, products that the merchants carry with them, are fossils that restore to us traces of the past. Geography has always imposed limits and opportunities on us, forced passages and borders that in a fraction of limited space, compared to the size of the planet, affect the lives of thousands of people over enormous distances.


As CAMPOSTABILE state: "Mercatorum is an overlapping of things and experiences that finds itself in an agreement of exchange between nature and human needs. The encounter between landscape and passage requires us to think about our physical, historical and ethical position today and our technological abilities that give us the illusion of dominating what is around us"


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