curated by Vincenzo Costantino / Altrove
In the field of the visible, above the earth, it is the infinite story of man and his migrations, it is the perpetual search for elsewhere. In the invisible, underground, or in the perceptible, in language, it is only the material cause of all things, the principle. The cyclical movement of peoples, who to help or to take refuge carry millenary cultures and languages, and the invisible, albeit constant, decisive and vital insinuation of the roots into the earth, are closely related by Tong, the sculpture in bronze and corten steel by Lupo Borgonovo.
A work capable of shifting the nature of its place, shifting it onto unusual levels and transforming it into a new form and material, to recognize itself in the origins and principles of the land that today is there to host it: Civita, a town among the rocks.
Lupo speaks to us about nature, not so much because it dominates Civita with its eternal beauty, before turning into architecture and urban landscape, but because it represents the arch, the primordial element, the only real reality that helps us defend ourselves from the arrival of transitory particularities. The genesis and cyclical nature that we find in OOO, the triptych of drawings inspired by the Albanian artisan tradition and summarized in the repetition of the infinite sign of the oval, in a methodical abstract work, is generated by its slow moving in time and its taking root in space.