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Things want to exist

Exhibitions in Pietrasanta

Things want to exist

In the tradition of major exhibitions aimed at the enhancement of contemporary art through monumental exhibitions in the most representative public places, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 the town of Pietrasanta inaugurates the personal exhibition Things want to exist of the Tuscan artist Roberto Barni (Pistoia, 1939).
Some of the symbolic places of Pietrasanta for about three months will host the project promoted, as well as by the Municipality, by the Versiliana Foundation, chaired by Massimiliano Simoni, artistic director of Start, and with the support of the Poggiali Gallery of Pietrasanta.
Throughout the Christmas period, and until 25 February, no less than 17 large patinated bronze works can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, in the Church and in the Cloister of Sant'Agostino side by side, in the latter cases, in interiors, from works on canvas and paper.
The work of Roberto Barni is presented through the exhibition of works colarmente iconic made in the last 20 years and here, edited by Enrico Mattei, are collected for the occasion with the title Things want to exist.

The works in Piazza del Duomo
In piazza find space Impresa, sculpture of over four and a half meters, Continuo of 1999, Double Controversia of 2017, also of almost five meters, Sadovasomaso, Impresa and Walking on the Cross that have accompanied all the recent poetics of the Tuscan artist, including the presence in the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Frari during the 2017 Venice Biennale, and which are gathered together for the first time because "things want to exist given that between being and not being there are the entities themselves, in this case the sculptures, which decide to be present "as the artist himself says because" they have intrinsic strength ".

The works in the Sant'Agostino complex
Sculptures appear throughout the exhibition they self-determine theirs space: in Sant'Agostino appear men in a basket, Capogiri d'Oro of 2017, for the first time in a public exhibition after the Basilica dei Frari in Venice and in the Cloister the Celeberrima Atto muto, whose first version had been presented at the the entrance of the Gardens at the Venice Biennale in 1988. Since the sculptures, similarly to things, want to exist, they find space, like apparitions, Adagio, which manifests itself in the garden of Sant'Agostino, Remar Contro or NSC in the Church of Sant'Agostino.
For the occasion the exhibition catalog will be created with texts by Alberto Boatto and Enrico Mattei, and the latter, among other things, writes: "My curiosity about the research Roberto Barni's sculptural has always been addressed on the embarrassing situations of his men, a small serial and inexpressive army that moves through an underlying disquiet ". And again: "the common denominator of these sculptures is their style, which is not to be recognized, but to know, as the artist explains. On their skin you can read the imprint of Roberto's hand which becomes his resistance to emptiness ".

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 12 pm
Opening hours: 4.00pm - 7.00pm | closed on Mondays; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Special openings:
Friday 8 December 10.00 am - 1.00 pm | 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 25 December 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 1 January 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm


When: until 02/25/2018

Where: Chiostro di S. Agostino/La Rocca, Pietrasanta

Time: Orari: 16.00 – 19.00 | chiuso il lunedì; sabato e domenica 10.00 – 13.00 | 16.00 – 19.00 Aperture straordinarie: lunedì 25 dicembre 16.00 – 19.00 lunedì 1 gennaio 16.00 – 19.00

Information: Telefono per informazioni: +39 0584 795500 Sito ufficiale: http://http://www.museodeibozzetti.it

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