After Leonardo. The Legacy of Di Vinci’s Genius Becomes a Contemporary Installation

After Leonardo. The Legacy of Di Vinci’s Genius Becomes a Contemporary Installation
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Nature and technology, over 500 years of time - these are the ties that bind the two winning installations of a competition sponsored by the city of Milan for works inspired by Leonardo. The shading technique of Leonardo is the theme of Atlantico, the video installation by Ettore Favini which, on the ground floor of the Museo del Novecento, updates the landscapes shrouded in fog to be seen in the paintings of the genius Di Vinci - with imaginary zoom-lenses, Favini brings us beyond those distant visions for an immersive experience of mediation and isolation. A totally different atmosphere awaits the public in the Giardino Abusivo by Eugenio Tibaldi, a living work which gives a nod to the informal aesthetic of the outskirts of urban areas. On the access ramp to the museum, three structures host plants and vegetables in continuous transformation, a new form of landscape that invites collective care. The two works, now officially entered into the collections of the Museo del Novecento, were selected from over 80 projects for the original interpretation of themes taken on by the master during his Milanese period, for the modernity of their language and for the attention given to interaction with the viewer. “Glimpses of a present unafraid to confront tradition, offering important cues for reflection on some of the most urgent contemporary issues,” said the director of the Polo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Milan Anna Montaldo, “the relationship with nature becomes, therefore, eco-sustainability, participation, aware and committed collectivity in realising a new future.”
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano