curated by Veronica Siciliani Fendi
The modern ruins of LANDMARKS arise from observing the everyday life of a village, almost unchanged over time, and from the desire to mark the main places of different historical periods which characterize an area bounded by the ancient hills of Etruria and the Tyrrhenian coasts.
This project gives continuity to the artist’s interest in reusing waste materials, as those recovered in urban spaces and, sometimes, in abandoned buildings, in her anti-monumental works.
Inside the courtyard of Palazzo Buttaoni, today the seat of the new municipal library, Kadyrova created the sculpture of an archetypal hero, by putting in contrast the image of an ancient ruin wrapped in spontaneous vegetation with the concrete material it is made of. Fascinated by the Necropolis of Pian Conserva and by the history of Etruscan culture, the artist creates a miniature of the village of Tolfa, clearly recognizable by the original chimneys on the roofs. Inside a row of small stables, Kadyrova has arranged a series of fragmented mosaics made with multiform materials and different colors, such as marble and pebbles collected in the territory of the Tolfa Mountains. These old shelters for rabbits and chickens become almost sacred places where you can discover the imaginary ruins of ancient mosaics.
Through the use of building materials such as slate, metal, concrete, and ancient sculptural techniques, the artist reveals in her work each of their aesthetic potential, poetic power and essence.
All the artworks have been realized in collaboration with Denys Ruban.
Free access except for Palazzo Buttaoni: Thursday-Sunday 10am – 8pm.