Exhibition / Associazione Flavio Beninati for the exhibition "Archeologie dal futuro" curated by Gianni Pedone and Manfredi Beninati
Year / 2014
Location / Associazione Flavio Beninati, Palermo, Italy
Opera Incompiuta is a work produced for the exhibition Archaeology of the future, curated by Gianni Pedone and Manfredi Beninati. The designers invited were asked to produce an object that, once found in the future, would be able to tell our present. Carolina Martinelli and Vittorio Venezia exhibited a brick, an object that has value in itself, but which, at the same time, can be also interpreted as a ruin of a more complex work (infrastructure, building, furnishings). The solid brick belongs to the tradition, is solid and durable in the future. Its core is carved with an incision that is reminiscent of brick stamps imprinted on the ancient Roman brick, despite being made with a contemporary technology, the water jet cutting. The inscription bears the date of the day on which the work was created, so that any archaeologist of the future can easily decode, and written Opera Incompiuta (Unfinished Opera). This phrase expresses both the incompleteness of the testimony emerged and the particular historical moment in which we are living, characterized by many projects, industrial product or architecture, which remain only drawings or that are interrupted before their completion. Opera Incompiuta is an ornament that every politician should keep on his night table.
Concept and design / Martinelli Venezia