Adieu - erasing the Alps

Nico Angiuli2014-01-01/2014-01-01


Milano, Italy

How is it possible to change the collective perception of the surroundings? The landscape is just a background on which to erect buildings, have fun, cultivate food or to find inspiration? Could it be also intended as a digested idea of itself, of a national identity? The Nature and the landscape can be used transformed without physical interventions, without touching its integrity? Nico Angiuli's Adieu uses a system named "recadrage du reel" used during the industrialization period in Switzerland to create the paradigm of the rural culture and re-used in the tourism field, in the politics, as well as for current propaganda against immigrants. Adieu replies to the same mechanism using a portion of reality to imagine a new one. Erasing the Alps becomes possible.


  • Title: Adieu - erasing the Alps
  • Creator: Nico Angiuli
  • Creator Lifespan: 1981
  • Creator Nationality: Italy
  • Creator Birth Place: Bari
  • Date: 2014-01-01/2014-01-01
  • working and living place of the artist: Bari and Tirana
  • Provenance: Courtesy l'artista. A project supported by Viafarini and ECAV, Sierre CH. With the support of Pro Helvetia, Villa Ruffiex artist residency and Foundation Chateau Mercier
  • Type: Performance
  • External Link: http://www.nicoangiuli.com/

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