Earth Day, "Our Roots Will Be The New World" By Andrea Roggi At The Goldoni Theatre In Venice. The exhibition opens on 22nd April for International Earth Day.
An intimate tribute to Mother Earth to underline the urgency of returning to love the planet and finding a new balance in the management of resources. This is the message that the artist Andrea Roggi has entrusted to his work Le Nostre Radici Saranno il Nuovo Mondo (Our Roots Will Be the New World) and that the Teatro Stabile del Veneto has chosen to celebrate International Earth Day. Thanks to the collaboration with Ravagnan Gallery, from Friday 22nd April the bronze sculpture made by the Tuscan sculptor will be on display in the foyer of the Goldoni Theatre, where it will remain on show to the public until 31st July 2022.
An olive tree uproots itself from the earth to soar into the air and towards the sky, to which its green leaves and golden fruits yearn. The gnarled and twisted trunk turns into two figures - a man and a woman - who create a spatial link between the earthly and ethereal dimensions. Like two lovers who have lost each other and found each other again, the two figures move articulating themselves in space, searching for their asymptotic kiss. The roots, on the other hand, turn to the ground, forming a hinge between divinity and humanity, between transcendence and immanence. It is a link in precarious balance above a bare globe, characterised by craters, furrows and ridges, as well as gashes, which recall the vigour and dynamism of the Earth, mother of all things.
Through this sculpture, Master Andrea Roggi wants to communicate both the urgency of returning to love the planet that has nourished mankind for millennia, and the urgency of taking control of what has been left to us as a gift from past experiences, so that it can be actively used to achieve - almost in the manner of ancient Greek philosophies - a virtuous collective state of awareness and balance.
The exhibition at the Goldoni Theatre is part of a "widespread exhibition" of Roggi's works in the Veneto region, which includes prestigious locations such as: the historic centre of Vicenza (the Loggia del Capitaniato, Piazza dei Signori, Basilica Palladiana, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazzale Alcide De Gasperi, Piazza San Lorenzo), Villa Pisani and Villa Loredan in Stra and three other Venetian locations, the Venissa Estate on the island of Mazzorbo, the Sina Centurion Palace and the Ravagnan Gallery.