The book accompanies and documents an interesting experiment, a parallel research, without any intention to denounce or report, staged in the halls of Ancient Rome's most imposing Baths.
The words of the French anthropologist, Marc Augé, who, by looking at unfinished works in the present, helps us to understand the absence of a future in the hope of achieving the height of long-cherished beauty one day, a critical interpretation of the works of Marco Meneguzzo as a metaphor of what we are
The title alone provides an insight into the exhibition, which is about ‘the fragment’ and places marked by buildings which were begun but never finished, about the enormous number of unfinished works in Italy, the discovery of ancient relics underground and, above ground, buildings that were never completed. The extraordinary series of partly monumental bronzes by Paolo Delle Monache enables us to visit these ‘places’ in the form of sculpture, an inner city, experienced in the memory. These striking, uncoordinated sculptures merge with the projected images, a significant selection from Benoit Felici’s short film Unfinished Italy which are multiplied and distorted on the rough metal surfaces, involving them in an endless kaleidoscope of unfinished works.