Cagliari Urbanfest – Generazioni Metropolitane starts over with the opening of “Onde di tempo”, Marilena Pitturru’s solo exhibition hosted by Spazio e Movimento, which is an independent space dedicated to female artistic research located in the heart of Marina neighborhood.
On the one hand, the artist site specific installations synthesize the development of her experiment over the last thirty years, on the other hand, attest her civil activism based on the values of environmental and social sustainability.
The installations are made out of a very broad range of scrap materials like metals, wood, plastic, glass – products of the consumer society. The artist builds, in the intimate space of the room, large structures marked by human representations and symbols of nature. These installations represent a sort of gates showing a temporal path that moves from the artist’s experience to expand into a vision that embraces the history of mankind and the whole planet. According to the Festival themes, these installations invite us to reflect about the environment and what idea of sustainability we intend to carry out.
“Pitturru creates a spatial dyscrasia – observes Ivana Salis, curator and president of the Asteras Cultural Association – by saturating the small size with large installations, which highlight the urgency of the artist’s position with respect to social and environmental issues”.
The exhibition will be open to the public in via Napoli 80 until October 8 (except on Sunday) from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Street Art by Cagliari Urbanfest will restart from October 3 with the works of Carol Rollo and Mara Damiani who will paint on the walls of Via Schiavazzi in Sant’Elia, precisely on a large wall of Scuola Primaria Nanny Loy and on the walls of an electrical cabin located near the Parco degli Anelli.
With the contribution of Fondazione di Sardegna, Poste Italiane, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, E-Distribuzione. With the patronage of Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Presidente del Consiglio regionale della Sardegna, Comune di Cagliari, Università degli Studi di Cagliari. Project partners are Cattedra di Storia dell’Arte Contemporanea dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Liceo Artistico e Musicale Foiso Fois, Fondazione per l’Arte Bartoli Felter, Spazio e Movimento, Lazzaretto di Cagliari, LILA Cagliari. Media partners: YouTG.net, Blocal ‐ Travel & Street Art blog, Street Art Cities, I Support Street Art.
More info: www.associazioneasteras.it/cagliari‐urbanfest/
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