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Giuseppe Marcotti Inclined Spaces

by Alain Chivilò

© Alain Chivilò

The research on how to interact in a space never ends. From the 1950s until today, many artists ask themselves further questions in order to create a personal investigation about this enigmatic relationship. An endless path in which multiple answers and definitions are still today all to be highlighted for an infinity that is difficult to circumscribe.
One month before the official opening of the personal “Visual Codes” dedicated to the artist Giuseppe Marcotti, the circular internal courtyard of Casa del Mantegna hosts one of his sculptures designed to connect contemporary art with the Italian Renaissance.

Curated by the art critic and curator Alain Chivilò, the work “Inclined Spaces” creates a cultural bridge among the current exhibition proposals and the new ones planned for the upcoming new year.
The project stems from the will of the curator Chivilò to give life to the area of the Renaissance portico through a sculpture, which can provide a visual and cultural plus to the exhibition itinerary he also curated in the Casa del Mantegna to. The sculpture “Spazi Inclinati” is technically made with iron and measures 2 meters high and 70 cm wide, 2010.
As indicated by the art critic and curator Alain Chivilò, the sculpture investigates space, allowing visitors to enter and exit in further visual dimensions. A search for physical and metaphysical coordinates always in dialogue and synergy with the host space.
An all-round investigation of deep emotions linked to the human search for closed spaces in us. Within a three-dimensional representation, the shares, perceptions and feelings with ourselves enter and exit throughout the work. The form of flexion, or rather of contraction, referred to ourselves unfolds in the curvature of the same.

Giuseppe Marcotti

Spazi Inclinati

curated by Alain Chivilò

Casa del Mantegna
Renaissance circular internal courtyard

Via Giovanni Acerbi, 47, Mantua

12/15/2021 – 2/13/2022

Admission free

From Wednesday to Sunday
Opening hours 10 – 13 / 14.30 – 18.30
Open: Thursday 6 January 2022
Closed: 25, 26 December 2021 – 1 January 2022

by Alain Chivilò