texts by Valentina Bruschi, Beatrice Merz, Ruggero Ragonese, Giuseppina Vara
format: 9 x 12 cm
date of publication: October 2018
The first cycle of exhibitions and events proposed by RADICETERNA closes with an exhibition by Ignazio Mortellaro. The creator, together with Valentina Bruschi and Vittorio Rappa, of the entire project for the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art hosted in the eighteenth-century spaces of the Calidarium of Palermo’s Botanical Garden, Mortellaro is an eclectic and versatile artist in the Renaissance sense, a man of letters and an engineer. For the exhibition entitled E già sono deserto – which is complemented by this book full of texts and references – he conceives a new objectification for the term desert, understood as landscape, a place of extreme atomisation, free space and ever-changing labyrinth. The reflections on human and cosmic natures, the literary and geographical references, become narratives on time and its many forms and dimensions.