a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality at ravenna's heritage sites, italy

a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality at ravenna's heritage sites, italy

contemporary artist aaron nachtailer presents ‘mi inferno / tu paradiso – miraggio’, a series of mirror artworks displayed alongside unesco heritage sites in the city of ravenna, italy. the project was created on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of dante alighieri’s passing — a great poet, writer and philosopher — and has been installed near the site where dante lived and died. the artist explores ideas escaping conventional aesthetics while his installations highlight the search for a new spatiality, introducing primitive forms and distinctive elements.a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality in ravenna's heritage sites, italyall images courtesy of aaron nachtailer

basilica di san vitale, ravenna, italy

 

 

the site-specific art pieces by aaron nachtailer aim to maintain harmony with nature so that the world follows its intended evolution; nature as the center of the universe, in search of a new rituality. ‘miraggio is a poetic and imaginative work’ explain the organizers. ‘a translation, using the language of contemporary art, of dante’s vision: his journey into the bowels of the earth towards the southern hemisphere inverted, a world represented upside down’.a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality in ravenna's heritage sites, italy
duomo, ravenna, italy

 

 

the work is transformed into poetic energy through mechanisms of the imagination, senses, and spirit.  art in public spaces is key for an ever-developing, evolving culture: reflecting on society, adding meaning to places by highlighting their uniqueness, it has the power to act as a link between past, present, and future, connecting disciplines and ideas. and so, green becomes ‘culture’.a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality in ravenna's heritage sites, italy
battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

 

 

the project curated by silvia bettoli is promoted by maison random, a private institution founded in france dedicated to contemporary art. the ravenna headquarters, palazzo baronio, is one of the most impressive in the city; built in the 1700s, first home to noble families, later circolo cittadino for over 100 years, now a place that welcomes guests from all over the world. a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality in ravenna's heritage sites, italy
battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality at ravenna's heritage sites, italy
battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality at ravenna's heritage sites, italy
battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

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battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

a series of mirror artworks search for a new spatiality at ravenna's heritage sites, italy
battistero neoniano, ravenna, italy

 

 

project info:

 

name: mi inferno / tu paradiso – miraggio

designer: aaron nachtailer

curators: silvia bettoli

promoters: maison random with the patronage of the embassy of the argentine republic in italy

supporters: archdiocese of ravenna and cervia, banca del monte foundation of ravenna and bologna

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissionsfeature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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