Luciano Massari

Born in Carrara in 1956) Luciano Massari lives and works between his home town and Turin.
His artistic career began in 1980 when he won the competition to realize his piece  Icarus Millenovecentottantaquattro (Icarus 1984) in Trinidad and Tobago. His most recent art is characterized by emphasis on the project, giving rise to site related works with a strong formal content, to investigations of the close relationship between sculpture and poetry, as well as collaborations with other artists.  Between 2002 and 2005, together with Marco Nereo Rotelli, he probed the relationship between visual arts and the word via a series of art projects (which witnessed the participation of Mario Luzi, Alda Merini, Fernanda Pivano and Maria Luisa Spaziani); these included the International Sculpture Biennial, Carrara, 2002; 51^ Biennale, Venice, Arsenale special project "Isola della poesia" (2005); La Poesie Italienne comme oeuvre d'art, Mairie du 5me Arrondissement, Paris (2005).
He has developed the "island" theme in his work with pieces created for the Rapa Nui Foundation, Puna Pau, Easter Island (2004); Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana (2007); Daniel Spoerri Foundation, Seggiano GR (2008); Tenuta Podernovo, Terricciola, PI (2008); International Sculpture Biennial, Carrara (2008).