Studio Azzurro uses FMG MAXFINE TILES in the Holy See pavilion
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The pavilion has three themes: Studio Azzurro, founded in Italy in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino (photography), Paolo Rosa (visual arts) and Leonardo Sangiorgi (graphics and animation) addresses the theme of “creation”, while Polish artist Josef Koudelka deals with “de-creation” and American artist Lawrence Carroll looks at “re-creation”.
The opening verses of the book of Genesis provide the concept underlying Studio Azzurro?s project, inspired by the vital elements essential to Creation: sky, earth, water and fire.
MAXFINE tiles cover a large solid representing the materiality of stone, which opens up, illuminated by light as a creative force. FMG tiles are the primordial element inspiring intangible interactive images that respond to visitors? touch. They are interactive video installations which, accompanied by voices and sounds, represent the world of animals and plants through human voices and actions.
Studio Azzurro?s project might also be seen in a different light, as a representation of human ingenuity, the "light" of which acts upon natural matter to produce innovation.
An enlightened idea such as the one permitting creation of FMG high-tech ceramics, made from earth and fire, as FMG CEO Federica Minozzi recalls, representing an ecological alternative for obtaining materials offering high technical performance which offer the same aesthetic qualities as natural marble and stone but do not damage our country?s land and its stone quarries thousands of years old.
In Principio (e poi)- In the Beginning (and then)
Holy See Pavilion
Arsenale – Sale d’Armi Nord, Venice, Italy
June 1 ? November 24 2013
Opening May 31 at 16:30
Images: Courtesy © Biennale di Venezia, Courtesy © Lawrence Carroll Studio, Courtesy © Magnum Photos-Contrasto, Courtesy © Studio Azzurro