Ecoismi 2015, an international event of contemporary art in the territory of Adda Martesana with 16 site-specific installations
from June 6 to October 10, 2015
ECOISMI in the year 2015 has arrived at his fourth edition, it’s a public art project in which the open space is inhabited creatively: an experience of contemporary art that wants to connect through its public nature and environmental processes and transformations that relate to the territory, the environment and the present condition to trigger a reflection on the ecological dynamics and sustainable.
The event this year expands hosting in 5 Municipalities 16 site-specific works, in full harmony with the area of intervention. The projects will be able to create a natural and osmotic relationship between art, the environment, and culture of local identity and will have an aesthetic and cognitive value, in relation to the processes and transformations that affect the environment and the present condition, to trigger a reflection on the dynamics of ecological and sustainability.
“The man and the ways of nature”
The theme of ECOISMI 2015 is inspired by a series of multiple inputs, from the topics of EXPO 2015, the concepts of Leonardo Da Vinci, through key topics such as the environment and the relationship with the territorial specificity.
Micro & Macro
Inspired by the ideas of Leonardo da Vinci and his scientific and systematic approach in analyzing the natural phenomena, although starting from the loved ones knowledge of his time, that is to say the micro and macro cosmos.
In 1504-1508 Leonardo wrote in the Codex Leicester: “We can say the earth have vegetative soul and that his flesh is the earth, they are his bones them orders collegatione de stones which are made up of mountains, its tenerume are tuffs , his blood are the veins of water. The lake of blood that is at the core is the area surrounding ocean, his breathe is growing and discrescere blood pe them wrists, and so the land is the ebb and flow of the sea. “(Vinci 1452 – Castle of Clos-Lucé 1519 – Codex Leicester, sheet 1 recto)
In this step Leonardo it takes the Platonic concepts of micro and macro cosmos, typical of Renaissance culture. The analogy between microcosm and macrocosm is situated in a strictly scientific therefore a natural phenomenon, whatever it was, is related to another, through a similarity of diagrams.
Micro and Macro Event
Micro event – a restricted location and grouped in one place, Isola Borromeo in Cassano d’Adda, with artworks by artists under 35 selected by a jury of experts.
Macro event – an event that branches in several places in the public space in other municipalities of the areas Adda Martesana: Cassina de’Pecchi, Melzo, Pioltello and Treviglio. Will host works by invited artists from past editions of Ecoismi.
Two events in One for ECOISMI 2015
The ECOISMI 2015 project on the one hand keeps the common thread of being a contemporary art event in the public space, outdoors and in close contact with nature, while the other side is proposed exit the the Isola Borromeo to spread a larger area, and outline an event of great perspective.
The Objectives :
- Increase and improve the value of the local territory and its natural resources;
- Promotion of contemporary art languages;
- Promotion, knowledge, and promoting artistic expression of the younger generation;
- Activation and promotion of debate between the artists and the population (residents, students, foreigners
- and tourists);
- To convey messages related to the value of environmental sustainability, through various forms of art.