curated by Elisabetta Negroni
“Cinque” (five) is a light sculpture that echoes the five-circle symbol of the Montovolo shrine. Its apparent simplicity invites one to delve into its history and interrogate its meaning, as all symbols do. Placed on the highest point of Montovolo, “Cinque” evokes the idea of the universal man and the conjunction between man and nature: five circles in the sky point to the infinite. Using neon lights that render the work visible from afar, both during the day and at night, the work aims to pay tribute to mystery and its hidden truths: to fascinate without resolving, leaving tension and magic intact.
In Montovolo, right near the belvedere of Salto di Santa Caterina, stands the memorial monument dedicated to victims of the Salvemini massacre (Casalecchio di Reno, December 6, 1990). The monument was carried out by the designers Mario Ciammitti and Laila Francisconi.
On the thirtieth anniversary of the massacre, Massimo Uberti created “Dodici foglie” (Twelve leaves) to pay homage to the twelve young victims. Using a gold leaf technique, the artist covers the upper side of the twelve stone volumes, embellishing and reviving the memory.