Marco Ferrari is the featured artist of the second edition of "The factory, an alternative space for culture" organized by Alidarte and Buzzi Unicem
In May 2021 Buzzi Unicem, together with ALIdARTE, a cultural association that promotes and enhances the value of local artists, launched the two-year long artistic-cultural project entitled "The Factory, an alternative space for culture".
The Monselice plant joined the initiative by offering artists large exhibition spaces with the goal of promoting and encouraging creative expression in all art forms. The second edition of this artistic project, after Thomas Prearo's solo exhibition, focuses on ceramics and sculpture with the works of the Paduan artist Marco Ferrari. A truly special exhibition that presents a collection of works, some in ceramic and others in polymateric papier-mâché, which are part of a personal line of research begun by the artist in 2013; a study that starts with the recycling of everyday objects that the artist himself decontextualizes and gives a new, purely artistic form, devoid of their original function. In addition to these renovated objects, there are conceptual installations that deal with the issue of environmental sustainability. Since 2021, Marco Ferrari has been expanding his research, focusing his attention on car and motorbike engine parts, which he manufactures in ceramic, and has even produced prototypes of some racing cars. The exhibition will open on Sunday 10 October 2021 at 4 p.m. with an artistic performance featuring poetic readings and a parade of masks made by children using papier-mâché.
On Sunday 3 October 2021, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Buzzi Unicem will also host an artistic workshop on papier-mâché and the use of recycled materials entitled Fuoco, terra, acqua. Sperimentazioni Artistiche (Fire, earth, water. Artistic experiments) aimed at families, held by the artists Marco Ferrari and Cristina Masiero of the ALIdARTE association.
The exhibition will be open to the public, by appointment only, from 10 October to 10 January 2022, at the cement factory's premises.
These events represent an ambitious project that aims to give voice to the spreading and sharing of art in all its expressions in support of the local art scene for the cultural enrichment of the territory.
To book visits to the exhibition, contact:
Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.
Via Solana, 8 Monselice
Tel.: 345 6018458