"Laboratorio Oceanico" is a part of an international debate on the reorientation of oceans and art language with respect to trans-nationality, climate change, and diversity. What do the communities and visitors expect from these artistic practices? The main project is the show of Lapo Simeoni curated by Camilla Boemio with the AAC Platform.
Simeoni's installations give an immersive state of consciousness into the tropical microclimate of the greenhouse. Simeoni’s paintings are frequently suffused with the melancholic light of memory. The iconic subject of Ofelia diffuses a state of precariousness for life. But as he explores and reinvents their details in paint, the space––, as well as the things in them––, come alive in new ways. Seen up close, the surfaces of the work are filled with countless instances of pinpoint illumination. This vivid intensification of life, carried forth through attention to color and paint handling, whose generous, accessible, and stylized renditions of reality heat their subjects up or cool them down depending on the desired effect.