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  • Ivens Machado

    Galleria Tucci Russo

    The work of Ivens Machado, a Brazilian artist showing here for the first time in Italy, oscillates between two approaches. He chooses his materials from the residue of urban detritus, sometimes redeeming them and transforming them in playful decorative schemes, elsewhere presenting them precisely as the flowers of ruin. Cement (both fresh and colored by oxidation), splinters of glass, wire mesh, tiles—these are the constituents of the pieces that Machado installed over the two floors of the gallery.

    The lower floor was simply a container for the various works, but its arrangement clearly illustrated

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