A brand new artist, a brand new undertaking, and a brand new creative set up for Fondazione La Raia’s tenth anniversary: Tami Izko together with her Stock interprets the theme of the panorama in an surprising method, encouraging us to take a more in-depth take a look at the magnificence of biodiversity.
Stock is the brand new site-specific undertaking by Tami Izko for the tenth anniversary, in 2023, of Fondazione La Raia – arte cultura territorio. A small cave alongside the entry highway to the wine cellar turns into the best location for storing every particular person piece, the pixels of the multi-colored panorama of this biodynamic property within the Gavi, with its distinctive biodiversity.
A list is an inventory of things that we gather and choose, a e book wherein we register what we uncover. An train that not solely helps us manage issues but additionally encourages us to look extra carefully. The Latin origin of the verb to seek out—invenio—has a number of meanings, the obvious being to seek out, nevertheless it additionally conveys the necessity for creativeness, information, and discovery.
Tami Izko choses to do precisely that: discover, uncover, and inform the customer how she skilled La Raia’s panorama and lingered in entrance of a small cave on the doorway highway, imagining it because the chamber of wonders of her private choice of this panorama, within the stock of the encircling territory.
The work consists of thirty-two small colored glazed porcelain and gres sculptures, a few of them floating on the small pond that turns into a fountain, each pure and sculptural. These works recall components taken from La Raia’s pure kingdom and reinterpreted—vine trunks, lake reeds, pinecones, walnut shells, acorns, bunches of grape, shells and shrubs—, and components belonging to the farm’s working life and its inhabitants: shoe soles, plastic cables, workwear.
The supplies that had been chosen for the works, in addition to the weather that had been discovered on this territory, undergo a metamorphosis course of throughout which they detach themselves from nature, recalling it in its absence. The creation of every single piece was preceded by a particular solid that was crammed with liquid porcelain. Furthermore, Izko created some items totally manually utilizing gres, which allowed extra ease within the definition of shapes and sizes. Every sculpture was then glazed utilizing a pastel-coloured palette and fired at 1250 levels.
Tami Izko explains: “A list is an inventory of issues we run into, a e book of the issues we discover. Like a pixel in La Raia’s panorama, the small cave on the farm’s entry isn’t simply seen among the many many components of this territory, on this fragmented area. This makes the cave an fascinating house for assortment and meditation: the world surrounding it accommodates very wealthy knowledge in regards to the various things that may be discovered on this place, about La Raia’s biodiversity, and in regards to the human presence within the property. Until we linger over this stuff, they’ll stay hidden from our eyes or simply misplaced within the many pixels that compose this panorama’s picture.”
Izko remodeled the collapse a private Stock of the encircling house right into a walnut shell the place reinterpreted porcelain and ceramic components have been abstracted from their context and monumentalized in all their fragility with the intention to interact guests in a cautious train of statement. Her impressions of the panorama encourage guests to sharpen their gaze and create their very own “assortment” of what La Raia and Gavi’s panorama enshrines.