• Hidetoshi Nagasawa

    Valeria Belvedere

    The three installations that Hidetoshi Nagasawa presented here, Lampo (Lightning), La stanza (The room), and Anello (Ring) (all from 1990), are animated by a number of dichotomies: suspension and weight, closure and extension, and the constructed and the natural.

    Lampo, the largest of the three works, consists of a zigzagging lightning bolt of wood, iron, and brass, ominously suspended from a single pole wedged between the gallery floor and ceiling. The massive cranelike assemblage both occupies and activates the exhibition space. Tethered with rectangular, ringlike constructions of unpainted

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