Margherita Moscardini

Doronatico (1981)

Una Boccata d’Arte 2021, Margherita Moscardini, VIETATO AI TURISTI / NOT FOR TOURISM, Corinaldo (AN), Umbria. Courtesy: Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. Ph. Michele Alberto Sereni.

The artist will realize a site-specific work in the village of Corinaldo, in the region of Le Marche. Margherita Moscardini (Doronatico, 1981) will present her work in the village of Corinaldo, in the Marche region. In her work she intertwines space and time, landscape and architecture, image and illusion. At the center of her interests are the processes of transformation, appropriations and conditions that cause change and mutation. Her work includes long-term projects and large-scale interventions, and she also produces drawings, writings, sculptures and videos. Among her most recent solo exhibitions are: ‘The Fountains of Za’atari’, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia in 2019. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the MADRE in Naples and of the MAXXI in Rome. Her Elpis collaborator is Giacomo Pigliapoco.

«CINERIBUS ORTA COMBUSTA REVIXI. Risen from the ashes, burned, I came back to life, is an old Latin saying of Corinaldo. TO LIVE WITHOUT BELONGING».

the exhibition

VIETATO AI TURISTI / NOT FOR TOURISM

curated by Giacomo Pigliapoco

The site-specific project conceived by Margherita Moscardini for the village of Corinaldo is based on the idea that many villages in our country express, more clearly than large centers, the needs of our times. Being cities in their elementary form, they’re a potential ground to experience a way of living and a way of being citizens.
In Corinaldo, Moscardini considered the ancient inhabited area surrounded by the walls to conduct a survey. After had gathering information from the public administration and the local people, the artist detected all the not permanently inhabited premises, including commercial activities and residencies. She wanted to build an image: the image of another place created by the voids of the existing one.
The title VIETATO AI TURISTI / NOT FOR TOURISM is a reflection on the process of depopulation, and finally the abandonment of these places, three of which are signaled by the artist’s neon lights as if to be an invitationan: to reside to inhabit, rather than visiting as a tourist.

Free access, outdoor works. For info: IAT Corinaldo tel. +39 071 7978636.

the village

Corinaldo, Marche

43°38’47.8″N 13°03’07.5″E

Una Boccata d’Arte 2021, Margherita Moscardini, VIETATO AI TURISTI / NOT FOR TOURISM. Panoramic view of Corinaldo (AN), Umbria. Courtesy: Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua. Ph. Michele Alberto Sereni.

Corinaldo is a village of 4,864 residents in Le Marche, part of the province of Ancona, which is 48km away. The 912 meters-long city walls have been preserved in their entirety from the Middle Ages to the present day. Located between the Cesano and Misa rivers, between the March of Ancona and the State of Urbino, the Guelph and Ghibelline factions contested the territory for some time due to its strategic position. It has seen several historical figures worth noting: Vincenzo Maria Cimarelli, teacher of letters, philosophy and theology; Claudio Ridolfi, a painter of Veronese origin; and Mario Carafòli, journalist, writer and photoamateur.

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