Studio la Città continues with its collaboration with the city museums, in particular with the Museo di Castelvecchio. This time the protagonist of the collaboration is the installation by the artist from Athens Costas Varotsos, titled Orizzonte, a work from 1996 in iron and glass that the artist, habituated to working in large and often natural spaces, has decided to place in the castle gardens.
Glass has always been at the heart of Varotsos’s artistic output; he is someone who favours large dimensions which testify to his thoughts about such essentials of the life of humanity as space, time, nature, and energy. As Hélène de Franchis says, His is an incessant research for a balance between art and the context, which often is not the closed one of a gallery or museum, but that of the city or, even more frequently, nature, in the attempt to find the right proportion between human action and the power of nature. I think that in this case the positioning in the garden of the castle collects together in a single place all the various contexts inquired into by Varotsos.
Orizzonte will be exhibited for a period of six months during which there will be organised guided tours, detailed studies, and meetings with the artist. The initiative has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of the gallery with the Castelvecchio museum and the artist.
In the picture:
Costas Varotsos, Orizzonte, 1996
Iron, glass – 200 x 380 x 50 cm.
Photo by di Michele Alberto Sereni