Hall 3 D39
The stand is dedicated to four artists whom the gallery has worked with over the years.
Two areas are devoted to sculpture. Paolo Icaro is represented by six important plaster sculptures made between the 1970s and 80s, amongst which Soffio from 1978, Lunatico, Paesaggio lunare and a lead and plaster stele, Interno, from 1987. In contrast to the sophisticated and rarefied poetry of these vibratile sculptures, which play on the soft and smooth surfaces of the plaster, are the 1970s works by Mauro Staccioli: primary cube, parallelepiped and polyhedron shapes made of concrete, with a coarse, crude surface into which Staccioli inserts blades and iron spikes. Their harshness is strongly linked to that particular social and political period defined the “Years of Lead”. Slotted into the centre are the works, again from the 1970s, of Vincenzo Agnetti. In addition to two engraved bakelites, an example of the extremely rare Libro dimenticato a memoria is also on display. Some paintings on steel and assemblages by Gianfranco Baruchello are presented to the sides. Standing out among these is a work painted on three overlapping sheets of Plexiglas, Gli organi interni delle persone giuridiche from 1964.
The stand will also feature works by Rodolfo Aricò, Agostino Bonalumi, Piero Dorazio, Bernard Joubert, Bruno Gambone and Paolo Scheggi.