Andrea Caretto/Raffaella Spagna, Gabriella Ciancimino, Critical Art Ensemble Brigitte de Malau, Agostino Ferrari e Nja Madhaoui, Piero Gilardi Henrik Håkansson, Norma Jeane, Laurent Le Deunff, Filippo Leonardi Lucy + Jorge Orta, Luana Perilli, Uli Westphal
Perpetual Amazonia, Lucy+Jorge Orta, 2011, trailer video
Mixture of Plants: The Edelweiss, Gabriella Ciancimino, 2012
The exhibition Internaturalism comprises the fulcrum of a series of narrations on nature seen from an artistic perspective. But the exhibition also provides an introduction to tackling the aesthetic questions of nature: is there still an aesthetics of nature and of the landscape, now that the environment is increasingly precarious and “sick”? And if there is, what are the implications of today’s aesthetics of nature upon ethics, and upon any message it might want to transmit? The works on show aim to clarify some of the many interpretations of the concept of nature, at the same time presenting a wide range of possible versions, of sources of incomprehension, and lexical misunderstandings. Fully aware that we are experiencing a multiplicity of often conflicting viewpoints revolving around the theme, thereby leading to the current notion of multinaturalism, the installations, documentation, videos and sound-experiences in the show illustrate the wealth of views and positions, including in policies towards nature. The artists thus attempt to cast doubt upon the now fragile anthropocentric hierarchies, moving the boundaries of what we are accustomed to calling natural and non-natural. Towards an idea of internaturalism.