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Pavimento ad occhi chiusi, 1997

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
ramin wood, curtain cord

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©Massimo Bartolini - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Bartolini, in an interview, quoted the following line by Emily Dickinson: “This is the room of my freedom,” and these words fully convey the poetics that seem to have inspired the artist’s works in the collection. The room is the unit of measure for his creative thought, as intimate as a bedroom, as dense with perceptible geographies and constellations as an artist’s studio can be.
His rooms are mental spaces, heads within which the imagination moves, pauses, and passes restlessly, as in the inclined plane of Tamburo (Drum), tilting, creating a sense of vertigo, without finding resolution in a stable equilibrium. [...]
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