Giuseppe Penone – Art Club #34
December 16, 2021-February 27, 2022
Villa Medici – French Academy in Rome
After his solo exhibition in 2008, Giuseppe Penone returns to Villa Medici with a project conceived specifically for the private rooms of Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici's historic apartment. The context is the Art Club exhibition cycle curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto. The artist highlights the singularity of the spaces by presenting a group of works (Vaso, 1986; Il vuoto del vaso, 2005; Avvolgere la terra – vaso, 2005; and the series Terra su terra – bacile, 2005) that are emblematic of his idea of sculpture: reflection on the materiality of forms, their visual perception, the encounter between gesture and material.