*1966 in Italy
courtesy of the artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese
For his artistic practise, Marcello Maloberti (Codogno, 1966) draws inspiration from trivial events and urban contexts, though his neorealist visionary approach he often takes his research beyond the everyday to encompass a poetic dimension. In his work Maloberti evidences the relationship between art and life, exploring new approaches to photography, videomaking, performance, installation, sculpture and drawing to build contemporary total art.
At the Biennale Gherdëina 7, Marcello Maloberti exhibits “Martellate” (Hammer Blows) – a series of slogans collected over almost 30 years of poetry writing in public spaces. Written in black felt-pen on white paper, the slogans represent pauses for reflection and moments of inspiration midway between poetry and irony, a sequence of thoughts, a collection of impulsive fragments with all the urgency of a title on a white page. For Biennale Gherdëina 7, Maloberti has also begun a collaboration with the Lupo&Burtscher graphic studio for the visual communication of the event, with graphics and products such as posters, banners and cloth bags reproducing his “Martellate”.