Arianna Pace (b. 1995) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Pesaro. She holds an MA in Fine Art (Painting) from the Urbino Academy of Fine Arts. In 2020 Pace joined the artist Giulia Cenci as an assistant and exhibited her works at Spazio In Situ In Rome and Casa Sponge a Mezzanotte in Pergola (PU). She has also taken part in the “Premio Nazionale Delle Arti” (PNA) of the Accademia di Belle Arti Torino, in group exhibitions at PXL Mad faculty, Hasselt, Belgium; Galleria in Paradiso, Giardini della Biennale, Venice; BIGAM (Biennale giovani artisti), Macerata; and Museo tattile Omero in Ancona.
The obvious and necessary correlation between landscape, nature and anthropological society is the core of Arianna's discourse, who has always studied the places where she was born, not only through long walks but mainly through collecting information and details using photographic medium and casting. The material then becomes a study plan to open scientific arguments and questions.
Almost like a geologist, she studies the different microorganisms that make up a circumscribed landscape and the slow processes of modification that this context undergoes over time through human action. Karren is the name that defines the forms of deterioration of the rock by meteoric waters and chemical, biological agents.
Karren is born from the analysis of one of these chemical processes recreated here specifically to show the public the erosion of organic material, in this case, clay. The artwork is an asset to be protected as a non-renewable resource nowadays studied and surveyed as components of the natural landscape to be safeguarded.
The installation, therefore, seeks to raise the viewer's awareness of the subject by paying attention to the geological heritage and its essential protection and enhancement. The activity of corrosion is, most of the time, triggered and accelerated by the action of man in the anthropocentric era, and the installation becomes a metaphor of this dialectical component of human nature that at the same time implements a strategy of safeguarding the landscape without stopping its action of undoing.
Text by Milena Zanetti