Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. REgeneration by Cracking Art Group is a project curated by Must Gallery. A snail, a couple, a public bus and a graffiti of a smiling face on a tree’s trunk. A huge snail with a height of 2.30 meters is wandering in a park. The Cracking Art Group plays with the city in order to rebuild it ideally and mentally and break with the daily routine rediscovering both the urban crossing and landscape. The Cracking Art Group chose the snail because it conveys three different metaphors through contemporary art language: the first one is connected to hearing, since the snail’s spiral reminds of the human ear; the second one can be related to living, given that the snail carries its home on its back: the third considering that the snail is made of recyclable plastic. The Cracking Art Group’ project “REgeneration” embodies another important value, sustainability. This means leaving a mark - an artistic mark - on the metropolitan landscape with an ethically responsible approach to ambient. 12.08.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef
Mesopotamian Lapis Lazuli, Limestone and Black Stone Eye Inlay.
From a composite figure, the thick lapis lazuli lid naturalistically carved, tapering at the inner canthus and outer edge, bevelled on the interior to conform to the white stone sclera, the sclera drilled to receive the black stone pupil.
[Syrian, Early Dynastic, Circa 2550-2250 BC.]
Lucio Fontana - Spatial Light - Structure in Neon for the 9th Milan Triennial
Palazzo dell’Arte - Milan - 1951
Cleopatra’s house, Island of Delos, Cyclades, Greece, 1937.
Photo by Herbert List
"Edward non è cattivo, è solo sbagliato."
Cracking Art Group, Villa alle Scalette (Vicenza) 2007
Guy Debord Uncredited and Undated Photograph (Detail)
"In a world which is topsy-turvy, the true is a moment of the false." Guy Debord, "The Society of The Spectacle" 1967
man at work