On Thursday, 25 May at 7pm Luca Boffi (Alberonero), artist and farmer, will be at Fabrica for a lecture open to the public titled Human flowering.
“Archaism is in the present, it manifests itself in an imaginative, animal, vegetable, fossil dimension. Archaism is a place of geography of the mind. Archaism is not measured, perhaps it reveals itself in something familiar, perhaps in something dear to us”.
Luca Boffi’s practice develops from the scientific study of the grid as an optical device through which to measure, order, and reinvent the environment. It finds form in nature, with installations and performative actions born from the sensitive listening of the site, from the desire to be “a place” and to participate in space in an architectural and poetic sense. The intervention in both urban and natural contexts is aimed at enhancing collective memories and territorial needs through the involvement of participants and communities in research practices and unprecedented narratives of places, to contribute to a common action.
Luca Boffi (Alberonero), 1991, works as an artist and farmer. He studies visual perception, landscape transformations, processes of transition and reciprocity between living beings, between the natural and the artificial. He interprets his surroundings in order to restore them from the posture and gesture of his own practice.
In 2013, he graduated in Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He embarked on an artistic journey in which the community and social dimensions are central, creating works mainly in public space.
He is the winner of the Italian Council (11th edition) with the publishing project “Caro Campo. Diario di lavoro” which stems from the human, artistic and environmental experience lived by the artist from December 2019 to April 2021 in Campogalliano (MO), in symbiosis with a field of 290 poplars until they were cut down.
Luca Boffi has exhibited and collaborated with realities and institutions including: Santa Paula Art Museum (Santa Paula, CA, USA), Domaine de Boisbuchet (Lessac, FR), La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Modena e Contemporanea (Rome, IT), La Triennale di Milano (Milan, IT). He has worked in several european capitals and in Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Estonia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, USA and other countries around the world.
Luca Boffi’s ’s lecture is part of the “Archaism” residency program curated by Carlos Casas.
Thursday 25th May 2023 — 19:00 - 20:00