Mauro Staccioli

Mauro Staccioli
Mauro Staccioli
Sensibile Ambientale
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Mauro Staccioli
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The first retrospective dedicated to the Tuscan artist after his death is promoted by the Special Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Rome, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Rome, the Archivio Mauro Staccioli and Electa.

These are twenty-six works that mark the monumental ruins of the Baths of Caracalla and its underground areas. Sixteen sculptures - such as Seneffe in ten-meter-diameter tubular steel, or a ten-meter-high corten steel portal - dialogue and interact with the impressive Roman spa complex. A path, edited by Alberto Fiz, which allows you to reread the plastic investigation of one of the greatest Italian sculptors of the post-war period.

The Environmental Sensitive title wants to underline how this exhibition is dedicated to the contemporary Italian artist who has most felt the relationship between the work and the environment that surrounds it and in which it is located.

"The experiences, the projects, the ideas, the time and the history recognizable in the objects connote the place giving it meaning", wrote Staccioli.

There are numerous historical works such as Barriera or Piramide with a strong ideological and political connotation, already exhibited in Volterra in 1972 on the occasion of the first Staccioli exhibition in an urban context. The other sculptures, from the primary geometry, often from the suspended equilibrium - such as the Triangle with curved sides, the vertical ellipse or the imperfect circle - are set up in the evocative undergrounds of the Baths that preserve the ancient finds.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive monograph edited by Electa which, alongside the essay by Alberto Fiz, publishes interventions and testimonies by Marco Bazzini, Bruno CorĂ , Hugh Davies, Massimo Mininni, Robert C. Morgan, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Simona Santini and an interview by Gillo Dorfles.