Luciano Bartolini

Galleria Studio G7

The recent exhibition of Luciano Bartolini’s work consisted of two installations—Septen triones (Seven oxen), also the title of the exhibition, and La scrittura degli dei (The writing of the gods), accompanied by a series of additional minor pieces on other walls of the gallery.

In the first installation 14 circular pieces of paper occupied two walls, outlining a shining path that seemed to move toward the corner of the room. The sheets of paper were arranged so as to evoke the constellation Ursa Major (the stars of which are also referred to as “The Seven Oxen”), the guide for navigators and travelers. Bartolini placed small objects on the sheets and sketched various signs which have already appeared in his earlier work, signs that were meant to conduct and guide the observer along an artistic journey.

The piece seemed almost like a summarizing map, or a stratographic section of successive

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