Battle and Peace after the Ferrariofreres within the exhibition “Parabellum”

“RI’ll encourage
The odor of the granary
And peace to those that can be there
And for the bakers
i can be rain
And rain can be you”

The tip of the struggle has the odor and colours of wheat within the verses of the passage that sugar he wrote down Francesco de Gregoridevoted to grandmother «diamond» (this is also the title of the song) and destined to grow to be a logo of rebirth after the battle.

The exhibition is touching and makes you suppose.”parabellum»From the artist collective Ferrariofrereswhich could be visited till October 2nd on this “unusual” and scenographic vertical structureformer oratory of San Luponestled within the steady curtain of homes overlooking Through San Tomaso.

«Parabellum» is a challenge by Adriano Bernareggi Basiscreated in collaboration with the Diocese of Bergamo and the Municipality of Bergamo as a part of the “Festa di Sant’Alessandro” 2022, devoted to the theme “Constructing peace”, and is curated by Giuliano Zanchi.

«Within the evocative rooms of the San Lupo Oratory, Ferrariofreres units up an intense inventive meditation on the theme of struggle and its most dramatic penalties: starvation and famine. The set up takes its identify from “Parabellum” (Latin: put together for struggle), a firearm designed by Georg Luger in 1898 and manufactured in additional than 1,000,000 items, and a earlier than and after within the historical past of gun gentle marked. Ferrariofreres’ work goals to lift the conscience of those that proceed to stay normality, measuring the seriousness of disasters by the variety of pages they’re printed in newspapers, whereas on the earth quite a few populations face each day the pay for the nonsense of struggle.reads the presentation.

As you enter San Lupo, hit it a big vertical video projection divided into two components: on the the destroying halfwith photos and sounds clearly associated to the struggle (the soundtracks have been really recorded by Freelance video maker present in struggle zones); below the constructing halfthe place the stalks of ripe wheat swayed by the wind await the harvest, with the conviviality of the harvest that strengthens communion by frequent work and the honest distribution of the product of the earth.
Battle and Grain: The customer’s ideas flip to right awayUkrainenevertheless it must also try to succeed in all of the wars, famines, and disasters which might be happening silently in different components of the world with out making information.

The Ferrariofreres are subsequently cultivated artists who, whereas not renouncing to ensure their works a large, direct and open readability, base their tasks on a exact map of historic and cultural references. On the foot of the video set up, within the glass hatch opening onto the crypt of the church, is the sculpture «warmth»Draw the constellation Canis main, related to the floods of the Nile and the summer season warmth wave because the time of the pharaohs. However every star corresponds to a cartridge case.

And within the crypt the wheat sprout

Within the hypogeum is the a part of the challenge that triggered essentially the most inspiration for me personally. At nighttime and underground area, initially used as a catacomb after which as an ossuary, it grows inexperienced and plush, Widespread wheat that the Ferrariofreres sown and cultivated in response to the cultivation strategies inside : Battle and wheat, a historic mixture of nice symbolic energy.

You come to thoughts the outdated air raid shelters from the Second World Battle who’ve housed underground farms in London lately. Right here inexperienced seedlings of spices, greens and salads. After which the black-and-white photos of the wheat harvest in entrance of the Milan Cathedral, at all times within the years of the Second World Battle, the cobs of corn that grew in Piazza Venezia in Rome, in Piazza della Vittoria in Genoa, within the Valentino Park in Turin. A propaganda software utilized by the Duce, who years earlier had unleashed the wheat battle within the identify of meals self-sufficiency: “It’s the obligation of each Italian to create a struggle backyard.” Then again, I bear in mind the extra prosaic “vegetable backyard in case of want» that already within the First World Battle many individuals cultivated themselves in flower beds and gardens, as a result of starvation was an actual drawback.


Vegetation in London shelters

«Historical past celebrates the battlefields on which man met his demise, however scorns talking of the cultivated fields that are the idea of life and its prosperity; Historical past tells us the names of the kings, nevertheless it can’t inform us the origin of the wheat. That is the sensation of human insanity”. The phrases of the well-known French scientist Jean Henri Fabre intersect with these of the unknown Signora Victoria da Snihurivkain Ukraine, which managed to depart the struggle behind due to a hall organized by the Crimson Cross, mentioned: “As soon as we’re notified that our territory has been cleared and cleared, we are going to return instantly. The very first thing I’ll do after I come again can be to go to my mother and father’ cemetery and discover out what else I may develop in my backyard..

I consider wheat, which has grow to be a brand new geopolitical weapon, a brand new buying and selling software like gasoline and weapons; to the speculations of multinationals and monetary funding funds energetic on the earth of commodities, specializing in the disaster with a view to multiply their income; on Pope Francis’ attraction: “Wheat, a staple meals, please don’t use it as a weapon of struggle”.


Wheat in entrance of Milan Cathedral

And if all that wasn’t sufficient, why do not you bear in mind the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize, Norman Ernest Borlaugawarded with this motivation: “Greater than every other individual of our time, he has helped give bread to a hungry world. We made this alternative within the hope that by offering bread we are going to convey peace to this world.. All this involves thoughts at present, in entrance of the wheat rising within the darkness of San Lupo’s crypt. Right this moment that’s the purpose glory zero of the United Nations appears ever additional away.

“Parabellum”
Former Oratory of San Lupo
by way of San Tomaso – Bergamo
from August 27, 2022 to October 2, 2022

Opening time:
Tuesday-Friday: 10-12 | 15.30 – 19
Saturday-Sunday: 3pm-7pm
Free admission

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