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Francesco Arena draws inspiration for his sculptures from figures and events that have marked the history of our nation, as if he were renewing an important Italian artistic tradition. However with anti-monumental intention and an avowed political and social conscience, the artist often dwells on tragic events, controversial facts about which public opinion is divided or has not yet been clarified. From wars to the years of terrorism, up to history’s most recent moments, Arena reinterprets the past as a sequence of facts – including heights, corporeal weights, kilometric distances – the arithmetic precision of which in turn dictates the proportions of each work. [...]
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