Reggio Emilia

Gianni Caravaggio

Collezione Maramotti

The seven sculptures that make up Gianni Caravaggio’s exhibition “Scenario” present themselves as seven acts of creation for seven different universes. Indeed, Caravaggio conceives every work as a universe of meaning that the artist, acting as a demiurge, imbues with life. Near the center of the floor, a small work, Principio (Beginning) (all works 2008), simultaneously engenders two separate installations. The work is composed of a small silver-plated bronze piece, irregularly shaped and based on the form of the artist’s open hand. Nine spheres of different materials (marble, aluminum, bronze, and so on) rest on its rough surface, along with some soybeans; the walls of the surrounding space are filled with pockmarks showing where these spheres have been hurled: This is Caravaggio’s image of a universe in expansion. Plate and spheres are also positioned alongside a block of black marble,

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