Project

A tree populates with creatures swinging and vibrating in the wind is an ARBRE MAGIQUE

Arbre Magique is a project conceived by Carla Volpati and Renzo Nucara.
In its original conception, the protagonists of Arbre Magique, are the silhouettes of the Puppets created by Carla Volpati and the animals created by Renzo Nucara inspired by his Bestiary.
Within EXPO 2015, Carla Volpati and Renzo Nucara have realized Arbre Magique Pollination based on variations of the theme.
In 2016 they have created the indoor version of Arbre Magique in natural material for the Milan Design Week. In other projects the iconic tree shape is recreated through the coloured plexiglas silhouettes.

who we are

Carla Volpati

Carla Volpati was born in Como in 1954. She took a degree in foreign languages and literature. At the end of the 1990s she began to move along a creative path which soon became a permanent engagement. Her early works are characterized by the use of natural elements placed in sequence upon funds of soft and rarefied colors. During the subsequent years, the early compositional rigor is replaced by the use of new shapes, as well as the sharp intervention of the background colour. Consistently, the range of elements used become larger: not only natural materials, but also artificial ones that get mixed with textiles, ribbons and buttons. From 2010 she works on the series named Made in Italy, In fila per sette [Seven in a row], Inabox and by the end of 2012 on Puppets, small creatures that live in the imaginary place situated between fairy tale and dream.

Renzo Nucara

Renzo Nucara was born in Crema in 1995: Hegots his high school diploma in art subjects. He then attends the Brera Academy of Art in Milan. In 1993, he founds with other five artists the Cracking Art Group. The chosen material is plastic that becomes the mean of a social and ecological commitment. Together with the group he takes part to the 49th Biennale of Venice, through the SOS World installation: more than thousand turtles of recycled and golden plastic occupying the gardens around the historic pavilions. He's back at the Biennale, with the Group, in 2011 and 2013. Beside the performances and installations of the Cracking Art, Renzo Nucara develops his artistic research centered on Stratofilm, with includes his Bestiary.

installations & exhibitions

Arbre Magique, NaturaLmente 2013 Albino [Bg] 24 August/1 September 2013
Arbre Magique, Materie, Castello di Trezzo sull'Adda [Mi] 16 February/9 March 2014
Arbre Magique, Il Tagliere di Nese, Alzano Lombardo - Nese [Bg] 1st December 2013/30 June 2014
Arbre Magique, Villa Litta, Lainate [Mi] 25 April/12October 2014
Arbre Magique, Pinksie the whale, Gamec Bergamo 11/14 September 2014
Arbre Magique, Cibarsi Decennale, Enoteca Zanini Bergamo 14 September 2014/8 January 2015
Arbre Magique Pollination, Rotonda della Besana, Milano 1 May/31 October 2015
Arbre Magique Butterfly Pollination,Palazzo Comunale, Alzano Lombardo [Bg] 22 May/18 October 2015
Arbre Magique, The Tube One, Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo
Arbre Magique, Milano Design Week, Porta Garibaldi Train Station 11/17 April 2016
Arbre Magique, Scatto, Parco dei Colli, Bergamo 25 April/8 May 2016
Magic Box, Libri d'Artista, Mutuo Soccorso, Bergamo 23 April/2May 2016
Magic Box, Innaturalismi, Must, Vimercate [Mb] 14 May/26 June 2016
Arbre Magique Dissemination, Colli[M]azioni, Monastero di Valmarina, Bergamo 2 June/24 September 2016
In Principio era l'Albero, Galleria Avanguardia Artistica, Cassino [Fr] 6 maggio/31 luglio 2017
Arbre Magique Madre Natura , The Blank ArtDate, Galleria Elleni, Bergamo 27 maggio/17 giugno 2017
Arbre Magique Sotto/Sopra, Mace - Museo Arte Contemporanea Etna - Sant'Alfio [Ct] *

[* permanent installations]

magic box


Suspended works inspired by Arbre Magique

Magic Box

Magic box

2017 cm 52 x 52
wood box, plexiglas
Magic Box

Magic box

2016 cm 52 x 52
wood box, plexiglas
Magic Box

magic box

2016 cm 52 x 52
wood box, plexiglas
Magic Box

Magic box

2016 cm 77,5 x 57
wood box, plexiglas
Magic Box

Magic box

2016 cm 77,5 x 57
wood box, plexiglas
Magic Box

magic box

2016 cm 77,5 x 57
wood box, plexiglas

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