from July 4th to october 1st 2019
"We are all connected", an exhibition project by Marco Milia, was conceived for the Vetrya Corporate Campus in Orvieto where, for the first time, an installation interacts with the external architecture of the Company, offering the viewer
a unique and exceptional visual impact.
Milia dedicates this work to Vetrya, as a privileged ecosystem of professional relationships, of cultural and human sharing.
The artist uses the geometric shape of the circle as the base unit of his works, through which he analyses the representation and perception of space:
to do this he uses the alveolar polycarbonate in order to create modular compositions variously articulated and with innumerable suggestions.
"We are all connected" takes its cue from one of the famous phrases of the American astrophysicist and scientific communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson:
“We are all connected; to each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically.
To the rest of the universe atomically”.
Outside the Vetrya Corporate Campus there is a large installation with a strong visual impact, a vibrant and three-dimensional texture that covers the building's porch, transforming it into an original architecture composed of more than 350 circular bands green and blue, juxtaposed and linked together as part of a whole
to represent a complex organism generated by a dense network of associative processes, atomic and cellular bonds and empathic connections between individuals.
The circular elements suspended in the void fragment and redesign the space, refracting the sunlight that multiplies the shadows and emphasizes the chromatic games derived from the translucent consistency of the material, to offer multiple and surprising observation points over the wide panorama dominated
by the ancient cliff of Orvieto.
Inside the exhibition space of Vetrya, has been set up "No time, no space", a work inspired by a wormhole that recalls absence and emptiness, understood both as a physical lack and as a void of space-time.
The structure is characterized by a tunnel composed of two conics that converge symmetrically in the centre, made with polycarbonate panels.
The perspectives that develop in the two extremities transfer us to a place where reality is broken down into two enormous kaleidoscopes with a decagonal base, which solicit a perceptive experience altered by the continuous fragmentation of the elements and in which the perceived void becomes the entrance to a timeless area, where space and perspectives alter distances covered, perceptive experiences and memory.
Graduated in Modern Literature with specialization in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Siena, since 2005 he has been working as an art critic and freelance curator for public bodies, foundations, art galleries and private individuals in Italy and abroad, creating exhibition projects, collections, art catalogues and writing for some trade magazines.
He collaborates with established and emerging Italian and international artists.
From 2010 to 2014 he was curator of the special projects at Museum am Dom, Würzburg (DE). Since 2010 he has been the artistic director of the space Il Frantoio in Capalbio (GR). Since 2015 he is the art curator and consultant for LaDI Art and terramediaproject.it.
He is curator and consultant of art projects for the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini.
He attended classical and modern dance schools with enabling stages held by important international choreographers such as Jasse Smith, Bill Goodson, Jamal Sims and the Italians Mauro Astolfi, Mauro Mosconi, Caterina Felicioni.
He has been a modern dance teacher and he has worked as organizer of theatrical events, shows and press office. He has also carried out business management and control activities for various companies and currently he is the marketing and communication manager, curator of events and shows for LaDI Art, of which he is the founder, and for terramediaproject.it.
He collaborates with Davide Sarchioni on the organization of art projects for the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini.
Marco Milia was born in Rome in 1976, where he still lives and he works. He graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
His research ranges from installation to design, with which he analyzes the representation and perception of space through site-specific interventions that especially in recent years, increasingly see the use of alveolar polycarbonate and take advantage of the flexibility and transparency of the material to create modular compositions of various shapes and countless suggestions.
Through his installationsthe artist aims to weave new relationships with architecture and the history of the place in which he is called to intervene, including the interaction of the viewer both physical and perceptive and emotional.
In 2007 one of his jewel-sculptures became part of the prestigious permanent collection of the Museo degli Argenti at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, located in the new exhibition rooms dedicated to contemporary artist jewelry.