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Pipe, 1968

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
aluminum (94 x Ø0.5 inches / each), rubber hose (41x Ø0.2 inches)
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© Bill Bollinger - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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The works exhibited in Bill Bollinger’s 1966 debut show in New York consist of long, thin anodized aluminum bars, worked by the artist with a few diagonal cuts, then recomposed in dynamic juxtapositions that show off the metal’s material qualities. Installed longitudinally on the wall, these small silvery channels establish a dialogue with the exhibition space, imprinting it with an unusually light and strongly aerial dimension. In the years immediately following, with his ceaseless experimentations and explorations along a decidedly individual path, Bollinger stood out for his development of an original idea of sculpture as a process that brings out the properties of the industrial or construction materials used, according to principles that can be tied back to his education as an aeronautical engineer.  [...] 
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