Terra Vivente, the Living Earth, is an artistic journey designed to explore the richness of the soil as both the inspiring muse and the material to create with. The exhibition, developed and enriched this year from last year’s Vitalità, gathers a body of artists who, in a variety of languages, are moved to interpret their relationship to the earth. On the one hand the earth itself becomes art, explicitly in the ceramics, sculptures and paintings, leading to an immediate sensual experience, and on the other the earth observed and transcribed in the language of photography and painting portraying the abstract beauty of the land and prehistoric animals considered both in the detail of the near view and also from far.
The exhibition, a cultural project of the Comune of Volterra and the Cultural Association Vitalità, is realized in collaboration with Velathri Art Gallery and the Cum Quibus Restaurant of San Gimignano. It will be exhibited principally in the underground gallery attributed to the great architect Antonio da San Gallo the Elder, in the Pinacoteca Civica of Volterra and the newly opened venue of Velathri Art Gallery in San Gimignano.
“Earth, isn’t this what you want? To arise in us, invisible?
Is it not your dream, to enter us so wholly there’s nothing left outside us to see?
What, if not transformation, is your deepest purpose?”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
Via Cellolese 3/D