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Fondazione Merz, Torino
3 July – 1 October 2017
For the exhibition at the Fondazione Merz, Bartolini has reinterpreted the spaces creating an atmosphere of intense and intimate suggestion, animated by the intangible presence of music. Bartolini has always been a mediator in the interaction between space and spectator, working on a perceptive and experiential level. His work, expressed in a wide variety of media and techniques, of artificial and natural materials, creates sensory situations by interweaving sounds, images and light effects.
Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland
2 April – 27 May 2017
Lismore Castle Arts will present Massimo Bartolini’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. Responding to the unique gallery space that is St Carthage Hall, the artist has created a new organ piece especially for the building. It takes the form of a ‘well’ with a music box inside, playing the first 10 bars of the John Cage work ‘In a Landscape.’ The air passing through the mechanics lends the work a strangely human quality, further referencing spiritual connections.
24 March – 9 April 2017
Massimo Bartolini will be featured in the exhibiton ‘The City, My Studio / The City, My Life’ curated by Philippe Van Cauteren as part of the 2017 Kathmandu Triennale. It will take place at multiple locations across Kathmandu including Siddhartha Art Gallery, Patan Museum, Taragaun Museum, and the Nepal Art Council.
Habit-co-Habit: 2017 Pune Biennale
5 – 29 January 2017
Sambhaji Park, Pune
For the 2017 Pune Biennale, Massimo Bartolini has created a social sculpture in the form of a small amphitheatre around a tree in one of Pune’s leafy gardens, Sambhaji Park. The sculpture is meant to be both symbolic and functional; even while it ensconces the tree it will become the platform for hosting short dance performances.
Black Circle Square at Emscherkunst
14 August – 18 September 2016
Borrowing from the Russian-Ukrainian painter Kazimir Malevich, Massimo Bartolini has created a performative sculpture titled Black Circle Square. With this work Bartolini connects the river, Emscher’s history and the Ruhr areas industrial landscape with Malevich’s works. Bartolini’s sculptural version of the painting Black Circle takes the form of a circular pool on a white plateau.
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