Museo Marino Marini

The Warms Statues – Sculpture Body Action, 1945 – 2013

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

The exhibition, Le statue calde. Scultura – corpo – azione, 1945-2013 (The Warm Statues. Sculpture – Body – Action, 1945-2013) opens at the Marino Marini Museum on Saturday, January 18, 2014. It is curated by Simone Menegoi. This exhibition is part of the EARLY ONE MORNING cycle, an exhibition program dedicated to sculpture and its interpretation from the Sixties to today, curated by Alberto Salvadori, artistic director of the Museum.

Focusing mainly on Italy, Le Statue Calde investigates the relationship between sculpture, body, and action in post-war art, pursuing two ideas that complement each other: sculpture as an extension of the body, and the body as sculpture. It brings together works realized in a time span of almost seventy years, by artists from three generations: Alis/Filliol, Monica Bonvicini, Claudia Castellucci, Gianni Colombo, Gabriele Devecchi, Ugo La Pietra, Eva Marisaldi, Marcello Maloberti, Piero Manzoni, Giovanni Morbin, Bruno Munari, Gianni Pettena, Marinella Pirelli, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Franz Erhard Walther, Gilberto Zorio, and Italo Zuffi. These works were created to be handled, walked on and sat on, to be grasped and lifted, to be worn or even kicked. The spectator is confronted with unassuming objects, often made with ordinary materials: a wooden platform, a bent brass tube, a small construction made with concrete blocks. They invite contact with a body, to which they offer themselves as supports, prostheses, and utensils.

A simple “user’s guide” for the sculptures, with drawings of dancer and artist Marco Mazzoni, will be available for the visitors. In addition, on certain occasions, the works will be activated by performers from the artist collective FOSCA.