The project Leggerezza della terra [The Lightness of Soil] by Ivano Troisi, is the fifth and last installment of the cycle Tempo Imperfetto, curated by Antonello Tolve and Stefania Zuliani at the Museo Archeologico Provinciale of Salerno. A new insight into the process of treating hand-made paper with vegetal and mineral pigments distinguishes the work of Ivano Troisi (b. Salerno 1984) that focuses on earth and soil and, more particularly, on one of the first archeological inquiry devoted to stratigraphy. The exhibition opens with a large installation in cotton paper entitled Leggerezza della terra [Lightness of Soil] (2014): positioned between the first and the second floor of the museum it allows to see, as in a watermark, an alchemic symbol alternately representing air or earth according to the position of the viewer. Ornamento [Ornament] (2014), placed against a wall and realized in dry printing on paper mixed with earth, visually reconstructs the appendages that were usually attached to female clothing shaped in concentric circles: in this case, to a funerary dress in oriental style. Also made in cotton paper is Trasparenze [Transparencies] (2014), a work applied to a window from where a neon-light externally projects the drawing of a horse reminiscent of a piece of jewelry kept in the museum. Finally, hanging next to the large installation placed at the beginning of the exhibition, we find Memoria [Memory] (2014), a banner-shaped work evoking some decorative elements and citing the phantasmagorical frottage of Elephas antiquus’ lower jaw.
Leggerezza della terra di Ivano Troisi, curated by Antonello Tolve and Stefania Zuliani, Museo Archeologico Provinciale of Salerno, 15.10 – 15.11.2014. Opening: October 15, 6p.m. The project is realised by Filiberto Menna Foundation– Contemporary Art Study Center, in collaboration with the Provincial Administration of Salerno and the City of Salerno.
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Ivano Troisi was born in Salerno in 1984. He lives and works in Rome where he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti. Among his personal exhibitions it should be mentioned Leggerezza della terra, Tempo Imperfetto. Sguardi presenti sul Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno, at the Museo Archeologico Provinciale in Salerno, a project of the Fondazione Filiberto Menna – Centro Studi di Arte Contemporanea, curated by Antonello Tolve and Stefania Zuliani; two exhibitions held at the Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Salerno (2012 and 2014); Vertigine [di]segno, LU MI project, Palazzo Montoro, Rome, curated by Gino Pisapia (2012).
Among the collective exhibitions, one should also recall Re-aCT Uomo Natura | Uomo Magia, CECILIA, in Tito, near Potenza, curated by Amnesiac Arts (2014); Se il dubbio nello spazio è dello spazio, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, curated by Namanja Cvijanovic and Maria Adele Del Vecchio; Mediterranea 16 Biennale dei Giovani Artisti – Sezione Visioni Future, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, curated by Manuela Valentini (2013). In 2014 Ivano Troisi was selected for the project Residenze Artistiche in Basilicata Re-aCT Uomo Natura | Uomo Magia Project, at CECILIA in Tito, near Potenza. Several private collections have acquired Ivan Troisi’s works.
images (all) Ivano Troisi, Leggerezza della terra (photo-project), 2014, photography, fifth project of the cicle Tempo Imperfetto by Filiberto Menna Foundation (Salerno, Italy) organised by Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno, curated by Antonello Tolve and Stefania Zuliani, courtesy Galleria Tiziana Di Caro (Salerno).