Eugenio Tibaldi - Temporary Landscape. Herbaria, maps, diaries
The exhibition focuses its attention on the artist’s graphic works as a hybrid method embracing aesthetics, photography and architectural design
Eugenio Tibaldi, Anthropogenic room, Courtesy l'artista e PAV. Ph. Agostino Osio – Alto Piano
11 December 2021
12:00 – 19:00

PAV presents Eugenio Tibaldi’s solo exhibition entitled Temporary Landscape, Herbaria, maps and diaries.
Curated by Marco Scotini, the exhibition focuses its attention on the artist’s graphic works as a hybrid method embracing aesthetics, photography, architectural design and reflections on theory. This method presents itself as a heterogeneous model of knowledge and environmental intervention capable of recording the ecological transformations of our times on a micro-scale, with the aim, substantially, of finding a precarious and never definitive correspondence between a fractured reality and its temporary representation, between humankind and the environment.

If it is true that the research by Eugenio Tibaldi focuses on the informal dynamics of the appropriation of space and on attention to marginal territories, it is equally true that this new exhibition revolves around the graphic diary, called Heidi, that the artist produced during the pandemic, where the rejection of the rhetoric of an uncontaminated nature accompanies the, equally categorical, rejection of the neo-liberal and extractivist plan which, as such, can undoubtedly not be cured by a mythical lost world. On the contrary, in Tibaldi’s practice both the concept of porosity that Walter Benjamin and Asja Lacis identified in Naples and their friend Alfred Sohn-Rethel’s “philosophy of the broken” conceived in the same city in the 1920s are at work.

Tibaldi’s attention to peripheral areas always focuses on the wealth of biodiversities and on what that the artist defines as their “aesthetic outcomes”, a collection of informal, vernacular solutions to the needs of the inhabitants, created by the latter in an entirely spontaneous and autonomous way: Tibaldi explores, analyzes and samples them, constructing the elements of an inventory that he goes on to stratify within his works, making first the macro-dynamics, then the details of a complex relationship between legality, economics, society and aesthetics emerge. The production of space and its practice allows the understanding of the ecosystem as a level of relationships in which existences and the environment dynamically modify and reciprocally invent each other. “The peripheral areas” the artist claims, “with their ‘non boundaries’, lend themselves to entering into a relationship with human material according to ‘other’ than central dynamics, giving rise to often unforeseen, adaptive solutions and coinhabiting between the parts”. In this area of ecologies of the margins, Tibaldi enacts a bricoleur type practice, moved by a desire for the de-professionalization and reappropriation of the autonomous and collective powers that have been removed by capitalism.

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