HYPERMAREMMA aims to activate the land of Maremma in Southern Tuscany through a constellation of events that, starting in April 2019, will trigger an unprecedented dialogue between the territory and the new expressive languages of the contemporary world.
A targeted raid on exceptional places of the Maremma scenario through exhibitions, installations, sound interventions and performances with the sole purpose of activating and fertilizing the territory through an actual "hyperactivity".
The second chapter of the project, La Città Sommersa (The Sunken City), originates within the exceptional setting of the ancient town of Cosa, an archeological site located on the Ansedonia promontory, which houses the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement.
Founded in 273 BC by the Etruscans and later transformed into a Roman colony, Cosa overlooks the Argentario gulf. In this privileged territory, among the remains of the ancient city walls, the forum, the basilica and the capitolium, 14 young artists of different nationalities and cultures invited to dialogue with the place will scatter their works.
In close comparison with the surrounding history and environment, a series of high-impact installations and sculptural interventions will retrace the archaeological park using different languages. The redesigned path will involve the visitor and bring them to rethink the place through new visions.
The aim is to make the city re-emerge through a dreamlike rereading of its spaces, its history and its landscape. Thus, the city will be imagined to live a second life.
The artists will trigger a short circuit between past and present, generating the forms of an unexpected City, with new presences, sounds and elements that can repopulate what in ancient times was the main crossroads of the lower Maremma.
Renata De Bonis
ARTISTS Renata De Bonis, Michela De Mattei, Emiliano Maggi, Daniele Milvio, Rachel Monosov, Matteo Nasini, Pietro Pasolini, Alessandro Piangiamore, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Gianni Politi, Namsal Siedlecki, Piotr Skiba Mauro Staccioli and Giovanni Vetere
Violet Dennison deals with the dynamics and fragility of complex technological and biological systems. Her installations refer to ecosystems and infrastructures that permeate and shape our lived environments in ways that often go unnoticed. At Kunstverein Freiburg