ivano vitali
sculptor and performer 
Ivano Vitali - Foto di Gianni Del Perugia - 2005
Ivano Vitali - Biennale di Venezia 2003
Biennale di Venezia Sezione "extra50"
Visita le installazioni di carta

Gomitolo e foto di Ivano Vitali

Recupero della pubblicità 2011
Ivano Vitali - exhibition
San Antonio -Texas
ivano vitali - particolare di maglia di quotidiani
Elisabeth Belg - 2003 Abito e foto di Ivano Vitali
moda differenziata
Fiore quotidiano 2011

Indossare la scrittura - defilè di Ivano Vitali 2010

Boa by Ivano Vitali

"Nido dell'arte" - Museo delle Valli di Campotto (FE)

Intrecci d'arte

Ivano Vitali - Particolare di Arazzo realizzato con i quotidiani

Photo by Ivano Vitali

Chiara 2003 - Photo by Ivano Vitali

Ventennale del gruppo A.R.F. 1992/2012

Ivano Vitali - particolare della gonna di quotidiani 2007 Installazioni di Ivano Vitali con gomitoli giganti 2005
Ivano Vitali - Particolare di gonna arte in movimento  

Italia in Belgio 2008

foto di ivano vitali

Abito realizzato con il recupero della carta

Conny Dietzschold Gallery 
Sydney  2012

per Conny
Vitali -( partc. di abito) - Foto Boschini/GibertiniFoto di Ivano Vitali - Firenze 2004opera realizzata con la carta dei quotidiani macerata
Museo Stibbert - Installazione di abiti e defilè 2006 Terza Biennale di Lodi 2011 eco Omaggio a Giorgio de Chirico - 2005 Galleria IN VILLA


From environmental art to impact zero global art
by Ivano Vitali

When I introduce my art, I cannot help but refer to the artistic research which I carried out in the period spent in the Impruneta countryside near Florence from 1975 to 1979.
The artistic research which I carried out in the environment, for the environment, with all its phenomena - sensorial and conceptual, free from the influence of market forces and dominant ideology continues to this day.
Very little of the poor and recycled material used to create those ephemeral installations has remained: nearly everything was recycled in those years. A few dozen pieces are now visible only through partial documented means consisting of photos, slides, some written texts and some evidence from friends and acquaintances who used to visit and share the large farmhouse in via Quintole per le Rose, 47. Only recently I started showing my research of those years, because I am convinced that it is still relevant. It is, in fact, from that research that for the last twenty years I have been borrowing ideas, which I then rework in order to express my creativity. 
My choice in the middle of the ‘90s to use only printed paper (newspapers, magazines, books, etc.) out of all of the available recyclable materials in order to make sculptures, installations and performances evolved at the same time as my interest to communicate what I had made and was making through the internet, by creating my own websites to document my day to day activities.
I have always been an ecologist: in 2002 I started to transform recycled newspapers into artwork, without using machines, glue, water or fixing agents… using only my hands, I twist newspapers into threads with endless combinations of thicknesses and colours. These threads are gathered into skeins, reels and balls, and then, using traditional techniques such as knitting, crochet and weaving are crafted into unique, unrepeatable works, both poor and precious at the same time. An art which I define as “zero impact” since the works come from recycled materials and do not require the consumption of non-renewable resources for their realization, with the further possibility of being undone once more, re-made, or sent back into the recycling chain.
Once I overcame the experimental stage, for several years I started to objectify my works by making garment-sculptures, tapestries, chair installations, table doilies, giant balls and maxi-socks…Since 1995 my performances with newspaper unite the ludic and spectacular action with the didactic moment in which I show the techniques of recycling.
My primary aim remains the communication of the ecological message to all the peoples of the earth, because I believe that wellbeing and happiness are dependent upon a respect for the environment, and I am therefore convinced that every person, without exception must stand for the defence of planet earth against any form of pollution.

(translated by Marc West)

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