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Metamorphosis

A look on contemporary sculpture

9 April - 25 June 2017

In April 2017, the Museo d’arte Mendrisio opens Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculpture, a group exhibition with sculptures and installations. Visitors are taken on a journey through contemporary sculpture, created as complex forms that make their way back to organic structures and natural origins. It does so both through traditional materials, such as wood, bronze and marble, and through the characteristic materials of contemporary sculpture, such as, plastic and aluminium.

What these forms have in common is their complexity, eccentricity and artificiality, which all attract the curiosity of the viewer, not unlike the way the famous Wunderkammern appealed in the sixteenth century. These “cabinets of curiosities”, which were collected, preserved and displayed by princes and royal families, were filled with bizarre and original objects that would surprise and amaze.

Metamorphosis is a journey into labyrinthine, molecular, indefinable forms, which are indeed a reflection of the organic world, but especially one that is manipulated and magnified by an inner psychic and dreamlike dimension. The exhibition in the premises of the former Convento dei Serviti is a journey through contemporary naturalia and artificialia, in the works of 24 artists from Ticino, Switzerland and a number of countries around the world. Some are famous, others less so, and different generations interact with each other to create, each in their own unique way, a unified whole that constitutes a cross-section of the directions that contemporary art is moving in today.

 

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CATALOGUE


Metamorfosi

Uno sguardo alla scultura contemporanea
2017
Italiano
p. 80 / 41 ill.


Price: CHF 20.00
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