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Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculpture

Art | May 11, 2017 |

Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculptureImage courtesy of Art Museum of Mendrisio

Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculpture
Art Museum of Mendrisio
9 April – 25 June 2017

 

In April 2017, the Art Museum of Mendrisio opens Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculpture, a group exhibition with sculptures and installations. Visitors are taken on a journey through contemporary sculpture, created as complex forms that make their way back to organic structures and natural origins. It does so both through traditional materials, such as wood, bronze and marble, and through the characteristic materials of contemporary sculpture, such as, plastic and aluminium.
What these forms have in common is their complexity, eccentricity and artificiality, which all attract the curiosity of the viewer, not unlike the way the famous Wunderkammern
appealed in the sixteenth century. These “cabinets of curiosities”, which were collected, preserved and displayed by princes and royal families, were filled with bizarre and original
objects that would surprise and amaze.

 

Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculptureImage courtesy of Art Museum of Mendrisio

 

Metamorphosis is a journey into labyrinthine, molecular, indefinable forms, which are indeed a reflection of the organic world, but especially one that is manipulated andmagnified by an inner psychic and dreamlike dimension.
The exhibition in the premises of the former Convento dei Serviti is a journey through contemporary naturalia and artificialia, in the works of 24 artists from Ticino, Switzerland and a number of countries around the world. Some are famous, others less so, and different generations interact with each other to create, each in their own unique way, a unified whole that constitutes a cross-section of the directions that contemporary art is moving in today.
The exhibition has been specially designed, with the artists’ collaboration, for the spaces of the Art Museum of Mendrisio.

 

Metamorphosis. A look on contemporary sculptureImage courtesy of Art Museum of Mendrisio

 

The complex multiplication of forms in space, the huge variety of materials, the wealth and exuberance of the colours, coupled with nature as an inexhaustible inspiration of creativity,
a preference for assembly, accumulation or interlocking, as well as a propensity for the fantastical: these are but some of the distinctive features of a brief but highly insightful
research into the multiplicity of approaches adopted by modern sculpture.
Catalogue includes a critical presentation of the exhibition, critical-biographical entry for each artist, plates with the works on show, and photographs of the sculptures in the
spaces of the Art Museum of Mendrisio.

 

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