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The artist Daniele Fabiani was in residence at Casa Toesca from 4 to 17 November 2018, on the occasion of the exhibition “De Natura”.

During this period he carried out an installation project in the courtyard of the Rivarolo Canavese town hall.

From the recovery of an old disused umbrella that moored around the external walls of his farmhouse in the mountains, Daniele Fabiani, with an almost Dadaist operation, inserts this objet trouvé in a public place with the intention of inspiring the imagination of those present, called here to interact with the wooden structure, the organic figures and the explicit reference to the nature of the Canavese area.

The shafts of the umbrella are shown on polyethylene realistic plant forms that unfold like pages of an open book. These blue graphic signs must be read with the same attention that is paid to reading, in order to allow an approach and direct interaction of the public with the artifact.

With this intervention, the artist wants to define an organic relationship between the bystander and the installation through human interaction and the distorted perception of the force of gravity: are the ropes to support the work or is it the same work that supports itself? Are the contrasting forces of nature to support human architecture or vice versa? Or as, more poetically, Fabiani himself suggests “wood relates to the ropes like a raft now on the bone, in a vertical balance”.

Daniele Fabiani (born 1988 in Berzo Inferiore, Brescia) lives and works between Val Camonica and Milan.

In 2013 he graduated in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. Among his most recent exhibitions Iperuranio, Galleria Daniele Agostini, Lugano, CH (2018); After the storm, artists’ house, Bienno, IT (2017); Contemporary signs, Odolfredi Castle, Iseo, IT (2016); Cyclope, identités mediterranéennes, Paris, FR (2015); Ecoismi, man and the ways of nature, Isola Borromeo, Cassano d’Adda, IT (2015).

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