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1982 - concrete, trani and serpentina stone

In the park at Celle, Morris chose a sloping field as the site for his work. The viewer of Labyrinth is initially overwhelmed by the façade's green and white stripes, which refer to the Romanesque churches found throughout Tuscany. Anyone entering Labyrinth's narrow path becomes caught up in the psychological uneasiness created by the stripes. At first glance, these stripes seem comprehensible but are, in fact, deformed by the slant of the hillside. The geometry of the artwork is not immediately apparent, for one only realizes that it is a perfect equilateral triangle when the work is seen from above.

Robert Morris

Robert Morris was born in Kansas City on February 9, 1931. He lives and works in Gardiner, New York.
Among his most recent one-man shows we recall those at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1995); Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg (1995); Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1997); Musée d'arte contemporain, Lyon, (1998, 2000; Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva (1999); Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, 2001; Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, 2002; Centro per l'arte contemporanea "Luigi Pecci", Prato, 2005; Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York (2008); IVAM, Valencia (2011).

Among his permanent site specific works we recall here Oostelijk, Flevoland, Olanda; Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Johnson Pit n. 30, King County, City of Kent, Seattle; West Bottoms & American Royale, Kansas City, Missouri; Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux; Cathedral, Maguelone, Montpellier; Parco della Padula, Carrara; Pontevedra, Spagna; Chiostro di San Domenico, Reggio Emilia.

Morris has carried out other important permanent projects in Tuscany such as the gate for the new Dialysis Center, Pistoia (2004); Hegel's Owl for the parco della Padule, Carrara (2002), and the new presbytery furnishing of the Prato cathedral. His video The Birthday Boy was conceived and projected for the temporary exhibition at the Accademia in Florence (2004-2005).

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Robert Morris: Labyrinth Portfolios

Robert Morris presents two portfolios of prints devoted to the theme of Labyrinth. One of these contains five black and white engravings printed in twenty-five copies (A-Z/Z), while the other contains three lithographs and two engravings, both in color and printed in an edition of one hundred-twenty-five copies (1-100/100 e I-XXV/XXV).

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