HMW VOLUME 2
The second video is created in partnership with Viasaterna and starts with a quote by Gio Ponti "The most resistant material in construction is art", which reminds us that there are ideas and works that resist time, that have the ability to be receptive to mutations and adaptable to change. ⠀
The set design is represented by a building of ancient splendor, now in decline. As if we were in an archaeological site, pvc tents protect the newly discovered property, the work "G.E.A." (2020) by Cristòbal Gracia (Mexico City, 1987). The artist’s practice is characterized by a profound historical research through which connections between times and past events are born. ⠀
During his residency at the Bikini Art Residency on Lake Como, Gracia investigated the imagination that comes from this idyllic landscape by tracing the idea of third nature as a constant presence from the Renaissance until today. Evidence can be found in the Mannerist artificial caves, in the concrete statues and decorative constructions within gardens, and villas.