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Alfredo Pirri

Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea

In this recent show Alfredo Pirri combined Minimalist and Conceptual elements in an environmental mise-en-scène. The exhibition’s title, Gas, intentionally refers to an operative but invisible energy that pervades the piece. In the first-floor space this energy was expressed through an investigation of the nature and the origin of reflection, analyzed within what Pirri calls the “system of illusion.” The theme of reflection has animated much of his work, and the current show functions as a critical analysis of illusion, effected through the transformation of illusory elements into actors in a fully representational drama. By putting up two vertical walls, like theatrical wings, Pirri created a sort of stage set, dividing the space into two zones: one, in front of the wings, was totally dark; the other, behind the wings, was illuminated artificially and held five groups of vertical planks

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