The Unlimited Possibilities (of Sculpture)

Studio d'Arte Raffaelli

June 27th - September 8th 2022

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli is pleased to present the collective exhibition “The Unlimited Possibilities (of Sculpture).” The exhibition aims to explore the wide and varied territory of contemporary sculpture, focusing on the concept of pushing boundaries through the use of different materials and identifying artistic lines that run parallel to the trajectory of Raffaelli Art Studio and the artists who have exhibited their works in the gallery over the years.

This exhibition can be read starting from the relationship between the artist and the medium: those who shape, those who design, those who intervene only in the final stage of the work, those who create from scratch, those who assemble ready-made objects, giving them a new life. The peculiarities of the materials can be identified: wax, bronze, recycled objects, marble, wood, ceramics, plastic, and light. The transition from monumental sculpture to jewel sculpture can be observed.

Certain thematic lines can be traced: ecology, research on the ancient, futurism, symbolism, psychological exploration, provocation, and the coexistence of nature and artifice. One can follow the geography of the artists, from the United States to South Africa to Italy. The chronology of the artists, already historically established for the older generations, can also be followed.

“The Unlimited Possibilities (of Sculpture)” presents a glimpse of contemporary art history through the practices of artists who have chosen, exclusively or as an integration of their work, to explore space by departing from two-dimensionality. Their approach bypasses the advent of digital technology and values (or returns to valuing) the possibilities offered by materials.

The exhibition continues in the gallery with works by artists David Aaron Angeli, Donald Baechler, Bertozzi & Casoni, Willie Bester, Enrica Borghi, James Brown Sandro Chia, Piero Gilardi, Misaki Kawai, Arthur Kostner, Federico Lanaro, Marco Lodola, Angelo Maisto, Gian Marco Montesano, Mitríková & Demjanovič, Laurina Paperina, Nicola Samorì, Willy Verginer, and Pietro Weber, until September 8, 2022, during the usual opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.