The catalogue features over 30 art pieces from the retrospective dedicated to Eliseo Mattiacci, one of the leading figures of the systematic evolution in sculpting practices which began in the mid- 1960s.
In this vast anthology, Mattiacci’s monumental installations interact with the Mart’s archives, with Ettore Colla’s unconventional views on sculpting and with Lucio Fontana’s Spatialism. The concept of spatial continuity, which has its roots in Futurism, became Mattiacci’s trademark, an aptitude he never disregarded. His first works highlight the artist’s preference for circular shapes, rotation and a dynamism that lead critics to dub him the heir of Futuristic tradition. In Mattiacci’s work architecture and sculpture meet, creating a back and forth between the works and spaces of architect Mario Botta, who believes space to impact an art piece and not be a simple frame or container. Art ceases to be the present and a representation of the world, but instead becomes the world itself.