nctm e l’arte‘s collection enriches itself with the work Untitled (Roots) by the artist Anri Sala
On the occasion of the entry of Anri Sala’s work Untitled (Roots) into the collection, a series of works by the artist are presented at Nctm.
Untitled (Roots) is an image taken during the artist’s trip to Thailand and Cambodia shortly after the Tsunami that struck the region in 2004: a cone of light flashes in the darkness the roots of a tree emerging from the ground, along the road. In a place where everything has just been altered, the root rises on the passage in the middle of the road, but suggests a deep anchorage to the place. The atmosphere is oneiric and induces a series of associations: the root as a base and as a link with an origin, the subsoil as a mysterious dimension where life is born but also as a territory of the unexplored; the depth, the stratification, the ambiguous, the removed, the enigma of other worlds that are inside and around us.
A talk, organized by nctm e l’arte at the PAC in Milan, sees the artist talking with Edi Muka about the years of their training in a country under strong political, economic and cultural pressures.