Organica – Contemporary itineraries between art and nature in Limbara Park

Italiano (Italian)

Translation by Marina Dlacic

From Sunday April 25

Oʀɢᴀɴɪᴄᴀ is a moment of encounter with places, an opportunity to discover the extraordinary beauty of the Limbara Park and reflect on the complex theme of the relationship between man and the natural environment.

The exhibition hosts in the Curadureddu Wood the site-specific interventions of nine contemporary Sardinian artists who interact with the nature of the Park in an evocative open-air museum.

The artists of the second edition of are:

Pietruccia Bassu, Paolo Carta, Daniela Frongia, Giuseppe Loi, Gianni Nieddu, Sabrina Oppo, Bruno Petretto, Josephine Sassu, Monica Solinas.

Oʀɢᴀɴɪᴄᴀ’s works are permanently installed in the Curadureddu Wood near the CEDAP – Center for Environmental and Landscape Documentation. The town can be reached on foot along one of the suggestive paths that from the SS 392 enter the Limbara Park.

The project is carried out with the support of the Foundation of Sardinia, the Municipality of Tempio Pausania and with the collaboration of the Forestas Regional Agency and is curated by Giannella Demuro.

“GRAFTS” is the site specific installation of Land Art by Daniela Frongia:

“I started working on the project in mid-December. I thought of developing a dialogue with the forest,  while it’s also going through the“ pandemic ”period, reworking a project carried out during the months of quarantine which is entitled:“ Inside the rooms ”. It is a work on canvas of small dimensions, with many small rectangular modules in iron covered with white cotton that symbolize the passing of time indoors, the actions performed and the multiple points of view of the same place. When the project in the Limbara park was proposed to me, the association with this work was immediate, I had the opportunity to “get out of the rooms”, to experience nature and the trees outdoors. I wanted to transform those internal points of view to transpose them into a new vision: Grafts

The work is made up of three hundred modules of various sizes, made of galvanized iron wires manually coated with natural white cotton threads. The work fits permanently and in full dialogue with the host environment. The individual modules are assembled one to each other through knots (about 20,000 total knots), clinging from the large granite stones to evolve into an architectural structure with a fluid and soft movement, suspended in the void between two large pines.

“The installation – continues Frongia – wants to express the harmony that is encountered between the heaviness and hardness of granite and the lightness and mobility of the tree tops. Between these elements there is the void, understood as a formless entity, and it is precisely here that the graft comes to life; a chaotic and fluctuating form in communication with the surroundings. At the same time it accentuates the nature / man symbiosis, emphasizing how the human act continuously modifies the landscape, creating multiple points of view of a single living space and  never stable.The work expresses the human need to relate to nature. The installation grafted onto the landscape offers an alternative path to the user, leading him to cross and establish a bond that is not only natural but also cultural, especially in a historical moment like this, where art urgently needs to breathe again.”