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dal 2-12-2017 al 25-2-2018

Some of Pietrasanta's symbols will host for about three months the project of the Tuscan artist Roberto Barni (Pistoia, 1939):
17 huge glazed bronze works can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, the Church and Cloister of Sant'Agostino where, in the interior, also canvas and paper works are exposed. This is how Roberto Barni's work is presented in this exhibition of iconic works made over the last twenty years, collected for the occasion and edited by Enrico Mattei .

In Piazza Duomo the works "Impresa", sculpture of more than four and a half meters, "Continuo" of 1999, "Doppia Controversia" of 2017, also of almost five meters, "Sadovasomaso", "Impresa" and "Camminare in Croce " are set up and collected for the first time since" things want to exist, because the entities decide if to be or not to be, in this case the sculptures decide to be present "as the artist himself defines as" endowed with intrinsic strength ".

Throughout the exhibition, the sculptures appear to self-determine their space: in the halls of the Sant'Agostino Cloister there are men in a basket, "Capogiri d'Oro" of 2017, for the first time in a public exhibition after the Frari Basilica in Venice and in the Cloister the famous "Atto muto", whose first version was presented at the entrance to the Gardens of the Venice Biennale in 1988. Since sculptures, as well as things, want to exist, they find space, like appearances, "Adagio" which is presented in the gardens of Sant'Agostino, "Remar Contro" or "NSC" in the Church of Sant'Agostino.

The exhibition is openend on Saturday, december 2 at 12:00. On the occasion, a special text by Alberto Boatto and Enrico Mattei has been published.


Pietrasanta, Piazza Duomo, Chiostro di S. Agostino e Tonfano 
2017,  December 8 / February 25
Opening times: 4:00/7:00 pm, closed on Mondays; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am/1:00 pm and 4:00/7.00 pm;
special opening: December 8 10:00 am/1:00 pm and 4:00/7:00 pm, December 25 4:00/7:00 pm, January 1 4:00/7:00 pm
Free admission

More information

Istituti Culturali Pietrasanta
Chiostro di Sant'Agostino, via S. Agostino 3, Pietrasanta
Tel. +39 0584 795500 - istituti.culturali@comune.pietrasanta.lu.it

Ufficio informazioni turistiche Comune di Pietrasanta
Gazebo di Piazza Statuto
Tel. +39 0584 283375 - infocentro@comune.pietrasanta.lu.it