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My Idea of the Cosmos
2000 - lead, aluminium

In the summer of 2000, Mattiacci held a large one-man show, creating an installation for every room in the Cascina Terrarossa. His dedication and his artistic versatility left a lasting impression on the Gori Collection, so Mattiacci was able to choose a room in the fattoria where he could permanently display a summary of his Idea. The room, now transformed into a miniature galaxy, is remarkably different from the other rooms in the corridor. The work does not involve the walls, but rather the entire floor. In a "sea" of tiny lead weights that hide the terracotta floor, three aluminum planets float and are decorated with abstract vortex signs. There is one full sphere resting on the small lead weights, whereas the other two planetary figures are semi-spheres, alluding to a continuation of the form beneath floor level.

Eliseo Mattiacci

Eliseo Mattiacci was born in Cagli (Pesaro) where he still lives and works today. Among his many one-man shows we recall here the ones held at Galleria dell'Oca, Rome (1991/2004); Museo di Capodimonte, Naples (1991); Cava di Sant'Anna, Passo del Furlo (Pesaro) (1992); PradaMilanoArte, Milan (1993); Alexanderplatz, Berlin (1993); Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bolzano (1996); Centro per le Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro (1996); Galleria Casoli, Milan (1997); Centro per la scultura contemporanea, Zona archeologica, Cagli (Pesaro) (1997 ); Galleria Spazia, Bologna (1998); Collezione Gori, Pistoia (2000); Studio Casoli, Milan (2000-01); "Capta spazio", Galleria dello Scudo, Verona (2002-2003); Monastero delle Lucrezie, Todi (Perugia) (2004). Galleria Persano, Turin (2008); Premio di Staffolo, Staffolo AN (2008); Cantina Icario, Montepulciano (2008).

Among his most recent group shows we note: La GAM construisce il suo futuro, GAM, Turin (2001); Back-up, MLAC, Rome (2003); La scultura italiana del XX secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (2005); Area '70, Galleria Cannaviello, Milan (2005); XII Biennale internazionale della scultura di Carrara, Carrara (2006); Il settimo splendore: La modernità della malinconia, Palazzo Forti, Verona (2007).

In 2008 the President of the Italian Republic awarded him the "Antonio Feltrinelli Prize" for sculpture.

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