The dark night of the soul

The dark night of the soul In the context of a three-act novel, movie, or play, the dark night of the soul is the moment when all seems…

Atlas Of Marvels

Atlas Of Marvels – 2018-ongoing. In collaboration with Zeyn Joukhadar. Spray paint and calligraphy pen on paper. 317cm x 317cm. Alas of the night sky. The work catalogues…

KAN YA MA KAN

Kan Ya Ma Kan Once there was and once there was not: in Arabic, the sentence which begins fairy tales hangs in the balance between existence and non-existence:…

Le isole fantastiche

Le isole fantastiche – 2017. Workshop and publication. AMACI, Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani, diverse venues, Italy Le isole fantastiche is a workshop based artwork created in…

Voyage dans la mer perdue

Voyages dans la mer perdue La mer, 2017, Voyage dans la mer perdue, CAC – la synagogue de Delme. from Matteo Rubbi on Vimeo. Les etoiles  

Cieli di Belloveso

Cieli di Belloveso A sky map made of more than 100 stars in granite and marbleconcrete that shows the astronomical moment of the mythical foundation of the city…

Notte d’estate a Montevideo

Notte d’estate a Montevideo Notte d’estate a Montevideo (A Summer Night in Montevideo) is a public art project meant to redesign an old and abandoned playground located in…

Ritorno a Solzaland

Ritorno a Solzaland A selection of photographs of Solza’s town festival found in folders hidden in the municipal library have been transformed into ceramic mosaics scattered around the…

Carte du ciel

Carte du ciel Construction of a new map of the night sky starting from a direct observation of the stars: constellation forms and mythological figures are reinvented during…

Festival internazionale degli aeroplanini di carta

Festival internazionale degli aeroplanini di carta The International Festival of Paper Plane is a collaboration project in situ realized by the Italian artist Matteo Rubbi and the Moroccan…

Volo su Mondovì

Volo su Mondovì Reconstruction of the landscape surrounding the city of Mondovì, in Piemonte, Italy. Hills, mountains, waterfalls, clouds, quarries and towns have been reinvented using cups, tureens,…

MOUNTAINS

Mountains 1:100,000 scale reproduction of the Alps. Every little mountain created in cement replicate in scale the elevation of every mountain summit, from the highest and pointed to…

NY in the desert

NY in the desert A clay small-scale model of the city of New York is installed in one of the empty lots of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The model…

Planetario

PLANETARIO 2010-2014. Urban installation, public event. A basketball, a pin, marbles, balls of different sizes, a grain of sand, a ping pong ball, a golf ball, a pebble. – Urban model…

Gorée

Gorée  Gorée is a photographic print on light silk. It shows the ocean’s horizon as viewed from the doorway of the Maison des Esclaves on the island of…

Stelle

Stelle Being but men, we walked into the trees Catalog of stars and constellations made of cloth, using the color, the texture and the size of each star…

Lavagne

Lavagne This project converted two large walls of a room into a huge floor-to-ceiling writeable blackboard. Through a workshop involving two primary schools, a physicist and some artists,…

BOUNTY

Bounty 2010 – ongoing Workshops, installations, public events 1:1 scale reconstruction of the 18th century British naval vessel, HMS Bounty, starting from its model kit. The project travels,…

Appare il futuro terribilmente vicino

Appare il futuro terribilmente vicino Appare il futuro terribilmente vicino (The Future Looks Awfully Close) is the reprint in full of the newspaper La Stampa, released May 6,…

Intolleranza 60

Intolleranza 60 On January 28, 2011, at 7 pm, Luigi Nono’s work Intolleranza 1960 was broadcast live on radio from the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. This was…

ITALIA61

ITALIA61 – “Italia61” is the reconstruction of the logo of the international expo (Esposizione internazionale del lavoro) held in Turin on the occasion of the celebrations of the…

Gli elementi

Gli elementi The work is an attempt to create a complete and varied collection of 92 so-called “natural” elements of Mendeleev’s periodic table. The elements, unearthed in everyday…

L’Italia in cerchio

L’Italia in cerchio A choral work composed by a series of games invented by a group of artists and friends who set out a new and crazy map…

Perdaxius

Perdaxius Perarolo   Frassineto Po The light sign was donated to local people and is kept by the “Pro Loco” of  Frassineto Po, which is the association in…

GAMES

GAMES INDEX 2009-15  Board Games 2010          L’Italia in cerchio  2011-12  Star Tiki BOARD GAMES 2009-2015. Board Games with copies of the original patents. Various materials….

Matteo Rubbi - Solar System

SOLAR SYSTEMS

Solar System Staging of the “Solar System”. The performance is enacted by the audience. Each participant rotates him or herself and around each other, replicating the geometry of the…

Il muro

Il muro One person holds up a wall that would otherwise fall. The work plays on the attempt to achieve stability by pushing one’s strength to the limit:…

Car tapping on glass

Car tapping on glass A common compact car (a Fiat Uno) sits outside the main window of the gallery, accelerating slightly toward the glass and then backing up,…

Qualcuno su un tetto

Qualcuno su un tetto Qualcuno su un tetto, October 10, 2006, action. Fragmented show, Viafarini, Still from video documentation by Alessandro Mancassola – Someone is standing or relaxing on…