The exhibition presents Wolfgang Laib's most representative works and each of the four rooms in the Rome Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) is devoted to the main materials - pollen, rice, wax and milk - that have rendered this German Artist's expressive research absolutely unique and original.
Pollen pyramids arranged in a sequence on the floor, rice houses, monumental staircases of beeswax that rise from floor to ceiling, wax boats floating on wooden frameworks, and milkstones. These are all strictly natural materials, strong in their energetic essence, and reinterpreted in forms, structures and constructions inspired by oriental philosophies, by Buddhist sensibility, by esotericism, by mysticism and by ecology. These are the protagonists of Wolfgang Laib’s eco-installations. He is one of the most extraordinary artists on the international art scene of the last thirty years, to whom the MACRO has devoted a major anthological exhibition that opens its autumn season.