Pier Paolo Calzolari

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Calzolari’s work is the least repetitive and predictable to be found in the art of the past fifty years. Similarly, his activity cannot be linked to preconceived schemes. For him art is a springboard towards transformation, making use of ephemeral and transient materials. Most recently a dialogue with history has become more pressing, a development of his aim of “creating meetings” which he had already spoken of in his 1969 essay La casa ideale.

The 2002 show at the Studio la Città was full of surprises: tables with objects floating in water and gold, white, and black monochrome paintings; an electric train bearing a saucepan of boiling soup and sheets of paper blackened by candle-smoke; an installation with clothes dancing in midair born aloft by clusters of balloons. Serenely variable modulations: dance, sculpture, and performance were led to new syntheses.
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Available works

Installations

Available works


  • Senza titolo - Gesti, 1969

    lead, copper, refrigerating structure, refrigerator motor, neon, transformer
    227 x 252 x 95 cm


  • Senza titolo, 1970

    neon, due candele, trasformatore, pezzo a muro 34 x 130 cm


  • Senza titolo, 1973

    sale su carta, cartone, grafite, piombo, piastra di ferro, caraffa in vetro e pesce rosso 80 x 55 x 15 cm


  • Gravure blanche, 1994

    etching on paper (four sheets), motor, wooden stick and plate, glass, and calla lily
    etching on paper 192 x 350 cm
    installation 350 x 279 x 199 cm


  • Gravure noire, 1994

    etching on paper (four sheets), motor, wooden stick and plate, glass, and calla lily
    etching on paper 193 x 352 cm
    installation 350 x 279 x 199 cm


  • Cantata bluia, 1999

    mixed media, lead, oil, salt, paper materials
    114 x 90 x 50 cm


  • Natura morta, 2005

    metal panel, felt, copper bottle, lead books, milk tempera on canvas, freezing element with motor, lead sheet
    262 x 142 x 70 cm


  • Tiara IV, 2007

    stretcher with canvas painted in tempera grassa with milk, iron structure, small electric motor, linen cloth, gold pin, egg
    279 x 103 x 58 cm

Installations