/   GIOVANNI ANSELMO

TORINO

13.04.22
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30.07.22

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momenti, momenti...

Giovanni Anselmo, who has been exhibiting at the Galleria Tucci Russo since 1978, in this show – his first in the premises in Via Bertolotti 2 in Turin – brings together a series of works created at various times and linked to different themes in his work. His thinking has since the mid-1960s shown great coherence of language and concepts; it highlights those fundamental principles that accompany our existence and which place us in relation to all that is visible and invisible, that is particular, that underlines the principle of balance (Senza Titolo, 1965), of energy/tension that a material, in a constricted and unnatural position, develops towards the viewer who, in turn, as in theatre directions, is oriented towards the cardinal points in space.

Minimalism and conceptuality coexist with a poetic dimension of the universe.

“The traditional object is reduced to a minimum and only exists in function of tension, of energy. The work is energy and is a function of my living. My objects are physical energy; the forces are channelled and directed to a point so that, from time to time, a situation of unstable equilibrium, of potential movement, of tension, of compression results, to which the structures and visual elements of my objects are subordinate.”
Giovanni Anselmo

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Verde chiaro permanente al centro e intorno un disegno, due particolari, i colori delle foglie al vento
1980
Oil paint, iron, pencil on paper, 2 projectors and slides with the word “PARTICOLARE” ("DETAIL")
Work installed: in variable dimensions

Untitled
1968
Reversed mirror, cotton
Mirror cm 200 x 35 x 0,4
Work installed cm 199 x 46 x 30

Oltremare mentre appare all'orizzonte
1979 / 2022
Ultramarine blue acrylic paint on wall
Cm 145 x 125

Exhibition view

Direzione
1967-2012
Granite, magnetic compass, glass
Cm 22 x 12 x 38

Direzione (North)
1978
Graphite on paper mounted on canvas
Cm 36,2 x 36,2 x 2

Direzione (East)
1978
Graphite on paper mounted on canvas
Cm 36,2 x 36,2 x 2

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

Senza Titolo
1967
Perspex, iron
Cm 197,3 x 99 x 32

Untitled
1965
Iron
Cm 172 x 107 x 114

Infinito
1970
Photograph of the infinite right through the sky
Cm 172 x 107 x 114

Exhibition view

Invisibile
1971
Projector, slide with the word “VISIBILE” ("VISIBLE")

Invisibile
1971