An Installation Exploring The Passing Of Time

Italian artist Davide D’Elia‘s ‘Antivegetativa‘ installation transformed a Roman gallery into a bright aqua ship hull.

“‘Antivegetativa’ is an experiment in halting nature’s physicality, as well as the passing of time.”Yesterday we launched our first iGNANT Issue week, in which we focus on one particular theme. This week, we explore ‘The Art of Waiting‘. An art piece that caught our eye as a thought-provoking take on the topic is ‘Antivegetativa’ by Italian artist Davide D’Elia. Taking its name from an Italian anti-fouling paint frequently applied to old ships, the work explores the themes of passing time, decay and residue. D’Elia scoured antique shops, flea markets and old cellars to find the furniture and paintings that were then dipped in ‘Tiffany blue’. Explaining the concept behind the artwork, D’Elia says: “‘Antivegetativa’ is an experiment in halting nature’s physicality.”

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All images © courtesy of Davide D’Elia

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