The work of Luciano Fabro (Turin, 1936-Milan, 2007) expands the expressive possibilities of sculpture in the second half of the 20th century. His art associates the use of simple and common materials that redefine the nature of the object and its space with a constant poetic reflection on the practice of sculpture, evident in the numerous texts in which the artist has always related thought with experimentation in new practices.
Among t a whole generation of artists who were grouped in numerous exhibitions under the heading of 'Arte Povera', Fabro is perhaps the one who has most emphatically linked the urgency of the new with the expression of chronological time, fully conscious of the possibilities that the ruins of the past have always provided for artists in an Italy that has never ceased to inspire new creative perspectives through the revelation of the treasures of its culture. Questions of classical sculpture like weight and equilibrium are rewritten in his work, summoning up material and technical associations while adding other more recent ideas on transparency, flexibility and spatial relations, together with a redefinition of the viewer, absorbed by the new situations in which space and time are coordinated and articulated.
DATES: 27 November 2014 - 12 April 2015
PLACE: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). Palacio de Velázquez. Parque del Retiro.
ORGANIZATION: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro
CURATORSHIP: João Fernandes with the collaboration of Silvia Fabro
COORDINATION: Leticia Sastre
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