Three Nocturnes

Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, exhibition view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, exhibition view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, exhibition view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, exhibition view
Forest of exotic animals
Forest of exotic animals
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, installation view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, installation view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, installation view
Tre notturni, Ducal Palace of Urbino, installation view
Moon rain, 2018. Light-box, 37 x 25 cm, installation view
Moon rain, 2018. Light-box, 37 x 25 cm, installation view
Night volume (Turquoise green) 2018. Painted polystyrene, neon, iron, 110 x 75 x 150 cm, installation views
Night volume (Turquoise green) 2018. Painted polystyrene, neon, iron, 110 x 75 x 150 cm, installation views
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm each, diptych, Installation view
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm each, diptych, Installation view
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm each, diptych
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm each, diptych
2018
Ducal Palace, Urbino
Three Nocturnes




The room is transformed with a site-specific intervention that alters perceptions, involving the visitor in the physical experience of an environment through the creation of a nocturnal scenery that might evoke a myriad of interpretations and connections.
Starting from of Federico Barocci’s San Francesco receives the stigmata - conserved at the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche - I developed an imaginary poised between abstraction and reality, where the nocturne, fil rouge of my research, becomes a way to re-interpret the past and translate it into an apparently suspended and timeless dimension.
In the dark of night, where the uncertainty of one’s gaze prevails, the visitor foreshadows infinity and goes ahead diving in the mystery, in the sacredness of nature and of its shadow zones.







2018
Forest of exotic animals




Inspired by the 16th century Flemish tapestry Forest of Exotic Animals – located in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Marche – the scene is created through the symbolic action of placing into the lands of Montefeltro Urbinate, the silhouettes of animals photographed at the Natural History Museum in Milan. The surreal image immediately creates a bridge with the dreamlike scene of the original tapestry, to the point of claiming its namesake’s title. The "photo-tapestry" immediately reveals the scheme through the white contours of the silhouettes without necessarily wanting to recount a story but indeed trying to evoke the possibility of other worlds.
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SILVIA MARIOTTI

Lives and works in Milan (IT)

 

 

Education – workshop – residency

 

 

Awards

 

 

Selected solo show

 

 

Selected group show

 

 

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