Matteo Rubbi, "Cieli di Belloveso", 2016, Piazza Burri Milano Photo: Alberto Fanelli Courtesy ArtLine Milano

Matteo Rubbi, “Cieli di Belloveso”, 2016, Milano
Photo: Alberto Fanelli
Courtesy ArtLine Milano

Matteo Rubbi, Cieli di Belloveso

The work is composed by more than 100 stone stars which differ in dimension, shape, colors and materials. The stars are shed and encrusted into Piazza Burri’s paving. The artwork recalls the starry Milan sky back in the spring of 600 BC, when, as Tito Livio declared, Milan was founded by prince Belloveso. The tale is full of astronomical data.
Space­time coordinates and historical traces of such starry sky will be found near the Zenith point, to let the visitors imagine the city since before the very beginning of its history.
Today, putting a starry sky in a metropolitan city like Milan can be a little astonishing. The excessive development of contemporary cities has leaded to the extinction of darkness and stars.

Matteo Rubbi was born in Seriate (BG) in 1980 and he is co-founder of Associazione Cherimus, an association born into the Sulcis-Iglesiente area in Sardinia, that operates with the aim of integrate contemporary art and local identities. In his works Matteo Rubbi invites the viewer to read the context in which he lives and sometimes his role in society. The viewer is not a passive observer but he is called to collaborate with the artist, sometimes during the process of realization of the artwork (like during workshops) and other times activating the work through actions: it could happen to play interpreting incomplete rules or to act in situations staged by the artist. His research is often influenced by the interest in science spreading and in natural elements; this is attested by his works on Solar System, Universe and constellations.

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