Waterbones, by Loris Cecchini
curated by Hervé Mikaeloff
In collaboration with Galleria Continua Until November 27, 2017
, the Event Pavilion
, the art and culture space located inside the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, hosts a site-specific installation by Italian artist Loris Cecchini. After its 1st of October 2016’s inauguration and the consequent resounding success of Fabrizio Plessi’s creative piece Under Water, the Event Pavilion presents a new artistic set-up, just as suggestive as the first, offering its visitors the opportunity for a full immersion into the artist’s work and the special atmosphere created.
A recent veteran of the Venice and Shanghai’s Biennale, Loris Cecchini has become since the early 2000s a well-known name in the international contemporary art scene. His large sculptural, architectural, and model building installations purposefully confuse viewers’ perceptions in order to stimulate their consciousness. Waterbones, comprised of thousands of thin steel modules assembled together, is part of his series dedicated to delicate and natural works suspended between construction and deconstruction.
Whether it is leaning against a wall or hanging from the Pavilion’s glass ceiling, the organic structure spreads to the entire space teasing gravity, interacting with architecture and creating a three-dimensional effect, which is natural and artificial, static and dynamic. The Waterbones’ modules can be assembled and combined in countless ways, reminding spectators of the mathematical algorithms found at the base of nature. The installation represents a disorientating biological metaphor on the edge between science and beauty, a point of contact between poetic narration and industrial production.
ph. Matteo De Fina