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Sara Cavallini
Carpi, 1989
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Sara Cavallini was born in 1989 in Carpi, where she lives and works. In 2012 she graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, attending the course of New Technology for the Arts. From 2011 to 2013 she attended the MFI in imaging arts and photography at Fondazione Fotografia Modena.

Thinking Nature consists of a research focused on the relationship between man and nature and the spaces in which it manifests itself. Greenhouses and botanical gardens become the synthesis of the complicated relationship between the planning of man and the spontaneity of nature; suspended places similar to a film set within which the surprised viewer is immersed in an unexpected artificial wilderness.

In these environments which stage the spectacle of a lush and ornamental nature, the charm of shapeless and fearful vegetation, obedient only to its internal laws, is flanked by an image of a designed and domesticated nature, creating a sort of exotic setting. The wonder that overwhelms the visitor transforms into a feeling of old familiarity towards nature, intended as an element that stores in itself the hopes and anxieties of the time, in an ideal and original condition featuring absence of conflict, simplicity and beauty. These spaces, in addition to physical places, are psychological places inside which the unresolved tension between culture and nature emerges, between a purely artificial spectacle and a feeling of nostalgia and wonder before the primitive beauty of paradise lost.

Principianti

What we talk about when we talk about love?

13th September | 13th October 2013

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The Summer Show 2013

Commencement

4th July | 14th July 2013

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The Summer Show 2012

A mid-term show features the works of the master students

27th June | 23rd July 2012

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Sara Cavallini
Eden Project, Cornovaglia #4
, 2013
from the series “Thinking Nature
inkjet print
127 x 89 cm
© the artist

Sara Cavallini
Eden Project, Cornovaglia #2
, 2013
from the series “Thinking Nature”
inkjet print
127 x 89 cm
© the artist

Sara Cavallini
Eden Project, Cornovaglia #3
, 2013
from the series “Thinking Nature
inkjet print
127 x 89 cm
© the artist