Mario Airò

GAM - Galleria

Mario Airò partially modified the floor plan of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna to accommodate this show, which was divided into two complementary spaces. Two doors, placed side by side, connected to an entrance atrium where Welcome III, 2001, a Plexiglas model of a lighthouse, emitted a rotating red laser beam, the function of which was to unify, theoretically, the two spaces.

To the right was La stanza dove Marsilio sognava di dormire (The room where Marsilio dreamed of sleeping), 2001, where Airò had exposed the large window (usually concealed) that runs along the entire right side of the room and overlooks the museum garden, thereby flooding the room with light. Here, a mattress and sheets were placed amid eleven circular Plexiglas columns supporting a large slab of the same material. On the slab, where it met each column, a sequence of concentric circles had been painted, and these

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