NELLE MANI. Opere dal 1968 al 2008
Nelle mani - Works from 1968 to 2008 is an exhibition that aims to provide scope for investigation; Giuseppe Penone could perhaps not have planned it except in a place in which his work is already well-known. In the Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea Tucci Russo, which has hosted numerous other exhibitions by him, the artist has on this occasion brought together a group of works with the desire of rendering intelligible the processes that generated them. [...]
The hand, which forms the common denominator of all the works on show, as the exhibition’s title itself suggests, is a central theme in Penone’s œuvre for the cognitive value the artist attributes to the voluntary or involuntary act of touching. Since the early 1970s, this had led him to create new ways of giving form to matter, amplifying signs, furrows, cavities or reliefs obtained from prints using different techniques.