Marco Angelini’s exhibition “Art and Energy”, hosted by the Embassy of Italy in Santiago de Chile, promotes sustainability through the use of matter as a substitute for the canvas.
From 31 March to 30 April, as part of the series of events ‘Italia Energía Creativa’, the Italian Cultural Institute of Santiago, Chile, presents ‘Arte y Energía. La búsqueda de la salvación como compromiso’ (Art and Energy: The Search for Salvation as a Commitment), an exhibition by Marco Angelini.
Angelini is an Italian artist born in Rome in 1971. He lives and works between Rome and Warsaw (where he has held several exhibitions), taking an interest in urban phenomena, focusing his expressive research on the use of matter as a substitute for canvas.
The exhibition, inaugurated by the artist himself, promotes the creative force of Italian art, science and innovation.
The exhibition was organized with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Chile and the patronage of Italian energy multinational operator ENEL, and consists of thirteen mixed media pieces on canvas.
Through his thirteen pieces, made with fragments of photovoltaic panels and photovoltaic cells, Marco Angelini‘s latest work invites us to pay attention to the possibilities of sustainable production and development, seeking to expand the dialogue between environmental sustainability and artistic practice.
“All of Angelini’s work is substantially linked to these elements: on the one hand, the awareness of having a boundary, a time before catastrophe and, on the other, how technology can mean salvation. Through the sensory, the sensorial, art plays a decisive role in public and collective space-time; a paradigm that has the indispensable function of finding meaning in everything.”, said Raffaele Gavarro, curator of the exhibition.
The “Italia Energía Creativa” initiative, launched by the embassy last March, consists of a series of multidisciplinary reflections and actions on science, technology, sustainability, art and culture.
In addition to Angelini’s exhibition, the event includes a series of public meetings on the occasion of the month of science and technology, a conference on the theme of energy, a photographic contest and the award of a scholarship for research on renewable energy.