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  • “Sculpture ’83”

    Rotterdam Art Foundation

    Anyone proposing an exhibition of contemporary sculpture aiming for the clearest possible statement of what inspires sculptors today should consider Luciano Fabro’s Lo Spirito (The deceased). In this baroque vision a figure lies under the graceful folds of a sheet; one can distinguish feet, legs, torso—but at the neck, the folds of the sheet fall to a pillow on which a head has rested but no longer does so. This sculpture—a figurative work in which the figure doesn’t exist—encapsulates the present artistic situation, and could have provided a focus to “Sculpture ’83.” Instead, one saw artist

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