On the occasion of its fourth edition, ArteParco, a project that aims to bring contemporary art inside the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (National Park of Abbruzzo, Lazio and Molise), presents the site-specific installation Radicorno realized by the artist Sissi, in cooperation with Maggiore g.a.m. and open to the public from Saturday July 31, 2021.
The initiative, organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Ecological Transition was born from the collaboration between Ente Parco, the Municipality of Pescasseroli, PARCO1923 - a perfume brand inspired by the plants and flowers of the Park - and is implemented with the support of Galleria d'Arte Maggiore g.a.m., BMW Italy, GORE-TEX and Sky Arte.
Sissi, who conceived the site-specific installation Radicorno especially for the evocative context of the Park recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, created a 2 meters tall ceramic sculpture, wrapped around itself up to the top, with the shape of a conical tip, and with the colors of the iris. “I am truly excited to work on this project for ArteParco among these precious woods. In this historical time people are finally feeling the need and the duty to reconcile with nature. That's why i thought of my work Radicorn as an archetypal symbol of a fantastic animal that makes us all consider the numerous aspects of life and the necessity to keep us connected to each another, taking us back to a distant time of which we have evidence only thanks to stories, myths and legends", says Sissi. With its twisted shape, her work for the Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park evokes the metamorphic nature of a tree root, growing in height just like a sprout and taking the archetypal form of the Narwhal horn: "the main aim of Radicorn is to bring these ancestral elements back into the landscape, hoping to fix all the wrongs that have been made, in order to pay tribute to nature and make peace with it. Nature is the rightful place for the wonders, and among all elements, ceramic, with its organic cerebral drive, is the most suitable medium to me to represent myths and create new legends."