reviews

  • Luciano Fabro

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    Inscribing a circle around the rule, or squaring the circle, seems the subject of Luciano Fabro’s latest installation, Prometeo (Prometheus, 1986). The work is difficult, concentrated, and complex, but looks simple, with a minimum of elements present. Prometeo probably falls into that class of Fabro works in which an entire period contracts and a new period announces its traits.

    The density of the work’s formal, mathematical, and spatial content may be perceived in a description: a triangle and a pentagon are inscribed within an unseen circle. The triangle and the pentagon are made from surveyor’s

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  • Luciano Fabro

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    Inscribing a circle around the rule, or squaring the circle, seems the subject of Luciano Fabro’s latest installation, Prometeo (Prometheus, 1986). The work is difficult, concentrated, and complex, but looks simple, with a minimum of elements present. Prometeo probably falls into that class of Fabro works in which an entire period contracts and a new period announces its traits.

    The density of the work’s formal, mathematical, and spatial content may be perceived in a description: a triangle and a pentagon are inscribed within an unseen circle. The triangle and the pentagon are made from surveyor’s

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