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The display of truth in reality is not perceived by the Man
if this truth is limited to his own being. In order to get the aesthetical truth, to get
the fundamental criterion of the artistic language it is necessary to present it as truer
than Nature. And it is exactly in this expressive addition where lies the key for reading
To express truth as truer than Nature means to engage
oneself to give to human action its intrinsic dynamics of moral motivation. The more truth
is perceived as such, the more we are in the universe of an active aesthetics, an
operational aesthetics, capable of creating the elements of an harmonic sensibility.
Right this sense of truth finds its basis in the great
question of the moment, in the great challenge to taste and sensibility. We are in a
post-industrial society, and therefore in a society which has not gone beyond the
industrial stage, but is wholly saturated with machines. In this society it becomes
necessary to re-create the relationship between man and machine, and today this machine is
the computer. To re-create this relationship implies the creation of right and true
conditions of a dialogue between two types of intelligence: artificial and human.And it's
in the core of this dialogue that Ruggero Maggi's linguistic research is inserted.
This is the reason why his research is true, and truer than
Without this supplement of soul, itself would be no longer
- TRUER THAT NATURE
- Ruggero Maggi is defined as an outsider and, maybe this
best describes how he operates on the margins of accepted forms.
- Since the early seventies, Ruggero Maggi has beeen
researching and developing in an apparently eclectic manner but, in fact, wholly supported
by an inner logic and by a vision of perfect and total continuity.
- Ruggero Maggi's work is closely associated with language.
- His individual creations are derived from a research into
language based on an elementary and primary dialectic. His language combines
"higt-tech" elements with primary and elementary materials: the primitive and
the sophisticated interrelated.
- Cement, wood, pictures, holograms, neon lamps, paintings,
sculptures, installations, performances. Ruggero Maggi's work is connected with an ethical
approach to language.
- His universe is the world of morality. The basis of his
linguistic activity is the world of the philosophy of action; although to speak of the
artist as a moral being does not mean he is a moralist. Ruggero's morality is the morality
of human action.
- His linguistic approach.to the artistic world of morality
implies a generous vision of Man - perhaps, even speak a humanistic approach.
- Nowadays, to speak of the artist as a humanist in a highly
industrial society and through the analytic paradigm of the post-modern condition, is to
suggest a quite different meaning from that of scholastic tradition. Ruggero Maggi's
humanism is directly related to the image and measure of his own humanity. It's not by
chance that from Hiroshima to the Amazon, the artist has coped with the innermost destiny
of Man, his role and his function on our planet. Maggi's work is an everlasting struggle
against human injustice. His structural dimension is represented by the truth.
- The artist, at the beginning of his commitment, accepts a
fundamental challenge: the revolution of the Truth!
- Truth is the fundamental criterion of Maggi's aesthetics.
Truth substitutes beauty, the concept of beauty of the tradtional canons of art.
Substituting truth for beauty implies a revolutionary idea of truth, and the artist's
truth certainly is not the product of the inescapable observations of evidence. Maggi's
truth is a system of appearances. If truth is formed by appearances, this true reality
cannot be represented. In fact, the whole of Maggi's work is a display of truth and not a
- The passage from representation to display of truth informs
the rhythm and essential structure of language.