Mono No Awareby Marco Rossetti and Cesare Patanè is the winner of the 7th edition of Un’Opera per il Castello (Art for the Castle). Focusing on the passing of time inevitably bound to the natural order of the world, the work consists of a series of mirrored surfaces inserted between the Castle’s eroded blocks of tufa stone.
The 2018 edition of Un’Opera per il Castello, curated by Angela Tecce with Claudia Borrelli, focused on the theme of “EVERYDAY NATURE. Environment and Society”. The original and sensitive interpretation of this theme lies in the reference to Mono No Aware, the Japanese concept of emotional participation in the complex harmonies of the natural world. The artists reflect on the recovery of the existing through a minimalist intervention. Grafted onto the eroded tufa stone surfaces marking the passage of time, the piece captures natural and architectural elements and fuses them into an experience that is enduringly contemporary. The mirrored surfaces reflect those who view it today. What is more, constantly shifting reflections expose the castle to consistently new interpretations in the search for a collective sensibility for all ages.
The prize, promoted by the Polo museale della Campania, was possible thanks to the collaboration and support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries, as part of the Piano per l’Arte Contemporanea (Contemporary Art Programme).
10 finalists were selected by the Jury:
Sonia Andresano, Caffè sospeso;
Marco Donisi, DON! DON!;
Leo Gilardi, Arco delle Malerbe;
Simone Mangione, Arbour;
Elena Mazzi, Gli abitanti del Castello (working title);
Fabrizio Monsellato, PANICO en plein air; Flavio Moriniello,
Nun te preoccupa e’ mè -. ..- -. / - . / .--. .-. . --- -.-. -.-. ..- .--. .- /;
Paolo Patelli, Tromba Marina;
Nicola Piscopo, Talking about;
Raffaella Romano, Uno + Uno = Infinito.