A new installation created by Paolini for the Capodimonte Museum.
Since back in the ’60s, Giulio Paolini, that master of Italian Conceptual Art, has concentrated on analyzing how observers see things and art as a linguistic structure that talks about itself. Frames of pictures, tins and brushes – as subjects/objects of his works – are the first steps of a work that becomes ever-more profound and personal, with the aim of continuously verifying the possibilities and the reasons behind its own existence. So, after a brief period exploring Arte Povera, Paolini’s language gradually develops into an analysis of the viewing space, the structures and methods associated with art, and the images of the history of art. An art which speaks about itself, therefore, capable of provoking in the observer a temporal, enigmatic and maze-like extension of space. Paolini has created a new installation for the Capodimonte Museum that may well evoke the classic and yet again suspend the public in a limbo of admiration and gradual awareness.