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MIMMO PALADINO

La Scultura 1980-2008
Skira Editore

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Size

24 x 30 cm
9.45 x 12 in

Publisher

Skira

Year

2010

Language

Italian

ISBN

885720418

Pages

496

Color Illustrations

Binding

Quantity

Price

180,00 €

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  • About the book

The volume Mimmo Paladino. Sculpture 1980-2008 documents the entire plastic oeuvre of this great protagonist of contemporary art.

"My visual culture," Paladino once wrote, "stems from an idea of stratification, with figurative and non-figurative images, sometimes even decorative and minimal. It is the physical and mental landscape of southern Italy, of the Benevento hinterland, of Sannio, full of fragments rather than defined images. A history shattered and reconstructed, a history of passages and traces where a fragment of a Roman head fits in with a block from an earlier period. Then come the Lombards who add more and then everything becomes a collage of abstract and figurative, or unrecognisably figurative, elements. My unconscious point of reference," continues the artist, "is precisely in the culture of the south, in those architectures and works made of necessary and yet anonymous signs. In that region, when a wall was built, it was done with ruins from other eras and with unearthed fragments. It is from here that the sign of man transposed into a work functional to spirituality is born".

The cataloguing of the artist's plastic work is divided into sections (Sculptures; Geometries; Sculpture and Architecture; Urban Spaces; Installations), distinguishing isolated sculptures, installations, the relationship between sculpture and architecture and interventions in urban spaces. All the works have been researched and documented by Enzo Di Martino, who is also the author of the extensive historical-critical essay "Mimmo Paladino e la scultura". The preface, Simboli luminosi nell'obscuro e nei segreti (Luminous symbols in the dark and in the secrets) is by Friedhelm Mennekes, a well-known German art historian. The book ends with a list of works, a biography of the artist and a section on Foundries and art workshops.


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