God said: “The waters teem with living beings and birds fly over the earth, in front of the firmament of the sky "… “Let the earth produce living beings according to their species: livestock, reptiles and wild beasts ". And God saw it was good. God blessed them: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters of the seas; the birds multiply on the earth ". And it was evening and it was morning: fifth day.
In these short words it transpires, in addition to divine determination, the enthusiasm that "creating" brings with it. It is the same enthusiasm, full of responsibility, than the artist Alberto Salvetti assumes towards the animal world and which prompted him to cross the Dolomites, in the middle of winter, with a wolf on his shoulder, created by him with wire and newspaper. Or with a bear in your arms, cross the streets of the city of Bassano. In this exhibition, the animals created by the artist are grouped together as if they were about to march towards us, but not with an aggressive attitude, rather with the awareness of one's right to exist. Animals only ask for respect and the possibility of living undisturbed in their environment. This is the message that Alberto Salvetti, with his works he communicates directly to us, sometimes cheeky. More conceptual is the vision that Carlo Bonfà has of the creation of nature. In him there is no difference between idea and life, between art and nature, both are part of the same universe and are the expression of instinctive values that reproduce, even in different and contrasting forms, seamless. In addition, Bonfa "loads" his installations with a marked irony with prophetic outlines in order to raise awareness in society by admonishing it, in a metaphorical sense, for the scenarios it can encounter without the necessary respect for nature. Bonfà's work thus becomes a challenge to the mystical vision of the earthly paradise, to the biblical Eden.
Sandro Orlandi Stagl