fabrica + FAI heritage: belvedere
 
fabrica + FAI heritage: belvedere fabrica + FAI heritage: belvedere
may 08, 2013

fabrica + FAI heritage: belvedere

fabrica + FAI heritage: belvederefrom tivoli: ‘stamp’ by mariana fernandesimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

developed as a collaborative effort between FAI (fondo ambiente italiano) and fabrica, the exhibition ‘belvedere’ showcased a collection of objects created as a response to protected and preserved italian landscapes. while FAI is an institution dedicated to the restoration and reopening of important sites of italian art, architecture and nature, the organization facilitated a group of fabrica-supported designers access to a plethora of culturally significant properties. these places were reframed as loci of creative stimulus by ten international designers- sam baron, dean brown, catarina carreiras, valentina carretta, ryu yamamoto, mariana fernandes, charlotte juillard, daniela mesina, david raffoul and giorgia zanellato; each endeavored to manifest their own cultural journey with a three dimensional object.

 

 

from tivoli: ‘stamp’ by mariana fernandesimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

the project develops various interpretations of different symbolic objects, reinvigorating old narratives in new and personal ways. from the ancient kolmybetra gardens of sicily to the prolific art collection of villa menafoglio litta panza, the projects aim to reframe local history and heritage through photography, dialogue, materials and the insights of skilled artisans who crafted the objects. the belvedere exhibition documents these creative voyages, mapping the process that connects the heart of the FAI mission with new cultural visions.

 

 

from tivoli: ‘stamp’ by mariana fernandesimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

the abbey of san fruttuoso in camogli (province of genoa) and its historical and architectural evolution became a muse – built as a monastery, later used as a shelter by fishermen then for centuries the property of the noble doria family before becoming a fai property. this became the stimulus for a screen composed of three different frames, consisting of an old fishing net, a new net woven by a fisherman born in camogli and a piece of macramé made by a local craftswoman. similarly, a tour of villa gregoriana in tivoli (province of rome) prompted a stamp and its holder; the motive hand-engraved and the handle made in wood and copper by local craftsmen. it translates, into serial form, the most representative and reproduced image of the parks history: the grand waterfall complemented by the ruins of the ancient roman acropolis in the background.

 

 

from genoa: ‘spacedivider’ by charlotte jullliardimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from genoa: ‘spacedivider’ by charlotte jullliardimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

from naples: ‘baskets’ by sam baronimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from naples: ‘baskets’ by sam baronimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from assisi: ‘lamp’ by giorgia zanellatoimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from assisi: lamp by giorgia zanellatoimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from padua: ‘balance’ by ryu yamamotoimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from padua: ‘balance’ by ryu yamamotoimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from padua: ‘balance’ by ryu yamamotoimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from turin: ‘vessel’ by dean brownimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from turin: ‘vessel’ by dean brownimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

from turin: ‘vessel’ by dean brownimage © marco zanin/fabrica

 

 

 

 

project information:

 

collaboration with alterstudio partners, curated by francesca serrazanetti and matteo schubert, under the artistic direction of sam baron.

 

a special thanks to artisans:

 

luigi e mario bertolin – ‘ceramiche artistiche 3b’/ nove (VI);federico cioffi – cesti—scope da forno/ massa lubrense (NA);pierino de gregorio – cesti—’getti novelli’/ massa lubrense (NA);nicoletta demartini – ‘greazioni artistiche di macreamé’/ chiavari (GE);salvatore francolino – ‘g.f. marmi’, tufo/ favara (AG);donato gargiulio – cesti—nasse/ massa lubrense (NA);roberto rigato – ‘arte e legno falegnameria’/ varese;famiglie rigone – ‘ceramiche rigoni s.a.s.’/ nove (VI);ugo rossi – pescatore, intessitura reti/ camogli (GE);luigi slomp – ferro battuto/ avio (TN);marcello ciucchicchi – ’emme-enne’, falegnameria/ bastia umbra (PG);salvatore di oriente – scultore/ agrigento;ermenegildo sartori – ‘sartori marmi’/ brendola (VI);marcello silvestri – rame/ tivoli (ROMA);pierluigi trevisan –  ‘fucina’, ferro battuto/ torreglia (PD);

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