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1993 - felt and industrial felt

The artist completed his first work in felt for the Gori Collection in 1983, for what was at the time considered a temporary exhibit. Ten years later, for permanent placement at the Fattoria, he attempted the piece again with the same materials, this time using two colors to create two distinct forms, one set in contrast to the other, as if co-inhabitants of the room on the first floor of Casapeppe. The environment, devoid of natural light, suggests an underground space where, on the wall visible from the entrance, stands a white felt form: the material is worked with folding and linear cuts which create the form, fastened to the wall, stretching to its full volume toward the viewer.
Only when entering into the room can one see the second felt piece, dark grey, arranged on the wall at shoulder height, supported by a single point of attachment, around which strips are curled and finally descend into coils on the floor, thus creating rolls laying , on the ground, one on the other.

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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