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Mauro Staccioli

A arte Invernizzi

In his indoor as well as his outdoor installations, Mauro Staccioli’s sculptures set up a tension between the work itself and the exhibition site. Staccioli is perhaps the only sculptor in Italy doing work on such a monumental scale. Impressive in its structural solutions, without being too dependent on the language of Minimalism, it comprises circles, semicircles, rings, triangles, and long elliptical lines that rise from the earth to the sky. Placed in open spaces or next to buildings, these works have a colossal force, yet their structure and the way in which they carve the space belie their weight.

Once enclosed within a defined space, however, the sculptures seem at once constrained and as if they are attempting to overcome their limitations. In this show six long, irregular polyhedrons were installed at an angle. The bases and vertices touched both the floor and the ceiling against

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