ARTE FIERA Bologna 2011
Hall 18 C39 B42
On occasion of Arte Fiera 2011 we will be presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to Claudio Abate, with a selection of twelve photographs of works by Gino De Dominicis from his first installation at Fabio Sargentini’s Attico in 1969 to the Sculture invisibili displayed by Pieroni in 1979. This set of works, many of which have never been seen before, recently came to light from the artist’s archive. Hence the title of the selection Scatti ritrovati. Claudio Abate per Gino De Dominicis (Rediscovered Shots. Claudio Abate for Gino De Dominicis).
The other section of the stand, based entirely on the idea of a space designed by the artistic work, is formed inside and in contrast with De Domincis’s play on the visible and invisible. It features Gianni Colombo’s interwoven spaces; Paolo Scheggi’s absolute depths; the rhythmic movement of the shadows on Enrico Castellani’s extroflexed canvases; the vibrancy of Getulio Alviani’s surfaces; Paolo Icaro’s reconstruction of a void; the recapturing and surpassing of a dimension circumscribed by the regularity of the rectangular shape which compresses and brings out the power of the work, making its drama explode, in Jannis Kounellis, Hidetoshi Nagasawa and Renato Ranaldi; the imposing volumes that occupy the space making it vibrate with an unexpected vitality in the sculptures by Giuseppe Spagnulo and Mauro Staccioli; Mimmo Roselli’s taut lines that measure space and Licia Galizia’s lines vitalised by a firm compression.
Finding a place in this connection between sculpture and photographed sculpture are the works of Zoè Gruni, who photographs and interprets herself as the sculptural subject and the works of Stefano Cossu in which the light sculpts the photographic film.
Upon request works are available by the following artists:
Valerio Adami, Arman, Gianfranco Baruchello, Enrico Baj, Mauro Betti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Arturo Carmassi, Mario Ceroli, Giuseppe Chiari, Antonio Corpora, Stefano Cossu, Tano Festa, Bruno Gambone, Raymond Hains, David Hockney, Allen Jacquet, Joseph Kosuth, Luigi Mainolfi, Sebastian Matta, Mario Merz, Aldo Mondino, Giulia Napoleone, A. R. Penck, Peter Philips, Roberto Pietrosanti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Paladino, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella, Emilio Scanavino, Mario Schifano, Daniel Spoerri, Salvo, Jean Tinguely, Joe Tilson, Ben Vautier, Alberto Zorzi.