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The solo show – as the title suggests – brings together works by Gilardi from the last five years, then starting from the foundation of PAV and from the environmental installation Bioma.

Through a selection of installations, many new to the Italian public, the exhibition aims to provide a critical interpretation of the work of Piero Gilardi. This is intentionally not in the ideological or social vein, though, despite the importance of these aspects for any survey of his research. Research that has only recently been brought to light, in the exhibition Collaborative effects at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (2012). Without in any way neglecting the artist’s constant commitment to political animation, Recent works 2008-2013 seeks to investigate the figure, or better the person of Piero Gilardi, in his being “a man and artist in the world”.

The works produced over these five years (Aigues Tortes a Tiktaalik, Ipogea and the new Climate Change) mainly analyse the biosphere and many of today’s problems linked to it. These are works that – with playful elements and in a participatory vein – trigger reflections on the frequently ecological catastrophes to which humanity and all living species are subjected. Eventually, his installations play an essential role as narrative vectors of social connections, and of understanding the world around us.

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Piero Gilardi
Recent Works: 2008-2013
curator: Claudio Cravero