Vermogno - fraz. di Zubiena (BI), Piemonte

Invernomuto is the name of the artistic personality generated in 2003 by Simone Bertuzzi (Piacenza, 1983) and Simone Trabucchi (Piacenza, 1982), who both live and work in Milan. Invernomuto is the author of research projects articulated in time and space, resulting in cycles of interconnected works. On a common theoretical basis, Invernomuto tends to reason in an open and rhizomatic manner, developing different outputs that take the form of moving images, sounds, performance actions and editorial projects, in the context of a practice defined by the dispersed yet timely use of different media. Reality is observed according to documentary principles and interests, but to render an imaginative and almost abstract representation of it, which opens margins for reflection and critical questioning.
In 2021 Invernomuto participated in the Liverpool Biennial, 58th October Salon-Belgrade Biennial and Pompeii Commitment, Pompei; their work was also presented at the 58th Venice Biennale, Tate London and Manifesta 12, Palermo. They have exhibited in major group shows, most recently at: MAXXI, Rome; OGR, Turin; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; MACRO, Rome. Solo exhibitions include those at: Sismógrafo, Porto (2022); VOID Gallery, Londonderry; Auto Italia, London; Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2019); Pinksummer, Genoa (2019); Artspeak, Vancouver (2015); Marsèlleria, Milan (2014); ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (2014).

Vermogno - fraz. di Zubiena (BI)

Vermogno is a hamlet of Zubiena with about 120 inhabitants. The rural characteristics of this village, compact and with just two streets, are apparent from the architecture of the houses in stone and brick, with wooden balconies and small windows. An expression of an economy linked to subsistence farming, the artefacts and buildings are the outcome of a profound connection with the adjoining Bessa natural park. Between the 1st century B.C. and the 1st century A.D., this narrow strip of land was the Roman Empire's largest open-cast gold mine.
The village of Vermogno can be considered a typical example of a situation of economic marginality due to a hilly terrain, where agriculture is no longer able to generate an adequate income, and the distance from the main settlements and infrastructure. Despite this, Vermogno pays great attention to the quality of life and human relations, supporting the development of new forms of active citizenship. For example, the Forno Comunitario (Community Oven) project stands out as a symbol of Vermogno's conviviality, a space to be shared and available to all, as was the custom in rural tradition in order to enjoy other people’s company. After all, the word ‘companion’ is derived from the Latin ‘cum panis’, meaning those who eat the same bread.