About the exhibition
The spaces of Museo del Novecento are now enriched by two new site-specific installations – the winner of a contest powered by Milan’s Municipality in 2018 – dedicated to contemporary art, though inspired by the artistic and stylistic research by Leonardo da Vinci. Created by the two artists Ettore Favini and Eugenio Tibaldi, the installations were conceived to raise awareness on important themes such as sustainability, on the relationship between man and nature through the use of new media and technologies.
Into more details
The first video-installation by Ettore Favini and named ‘Atlantico’ is inspired by the Codex Atlanticus and recalls the evolution of water into the fog to recreate the landscapes that were the protagonists of the ‘sfumato’ by Leonardo and provide visitors with a peaceful atmosphere. Conversely, Eugenio Tibaldi reflects on the peculiar aesthetic of the urban suburbs; his work ‘Giardino Abusivo’ (the Italian for Abusive Garden) is a special installation divided into three parts and designed to create a brand-new concept of urban lifestyle where plants and vegetables can grow thanks to the contribution of the whole community.