The Italian Cultural Institute in Buenos Aries hosts "Sa di paesaggio" an exhibition by Diego Cibelli, one of the two Italian winners of the Italy-Argentina Art Prize now at its second edition. The artist investigates man's sense of belonging to nature prior to the impact of culture that separates what is human from what is part of nature. With his installation conceived as an anthropological observation, Cibelli focuses on the contrast between man's imaginary ideals in Baroque and Classical culture and the complexity of the present time. He succeeds in combining Italian porcelain pieces from Naples with various types of cement derived from the clay components of Argentine soil.
The Italy-Argentina Art Prize is a residency scholarship programme for Italian and Argentine emerging artists, established within a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Argentina's Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute in Buenos Aires (IIC) and the Garuzzo Institute for Visual Arts (IGAV) of Turin. Martin Errichiello is the other artist who along with Cibelli won this year's Art Prize. Thanks to the initiative by Donatella Cannova, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, this year the programme included the setting up of two exhibitions of the winners' artwork in addition to their stay in Buenos Aries and participation in the ArteBA fair.