Un prato in quattro tempi — Paolo Icaro

19.09 2017 / 14.03 2018 — Il campo del Filarete, la sua terra, si fa materia.

lunedì-venerdì ore 9 – 21, sabato ore 9 – 18
Cortile della Ca’ Granda • Università degli Studi di Milano • via Festa del Perdono, 7

Unimi - Cortile centrale, altro particolare

La Statale Arte

Un museo di scultura all’aperto

L’Università degli Studi di Milano apre all’arte contemporanea il cortile della Ca’ Granda, trasformandolo in un museo di scultura all’aperto. Questo l’obiettivo del progetto “La Statale Arte”, che prevede l’allestimento di mostre personali di artisti italiani e stranieri negli spazi seicenteschi, opera del Richini. Un luogo privilegiato di dialogo tra eredità storica e interpretazioni del presente, che farà da sfondo anche a lavori site specific.

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THE ARTIST

Paolo Icaro

Paolo Icaro (Turin, 1936) decided not to occupy the space of Ca’ Grande Courtyard as he worked on it, but rather to create an invisible monument, perceiving the physical space from its base, from the grass surface, creating a place for meditation and for reflecting on Aristotle’s classical unities – yet another reference to European culture – time, space and action.

Filarete’s lawn, its own soil, is the material to be sculptured at the third edition of La Statale Arte. This work in progress (lasting two seasons) on the lawn in Ca’ Grande Courtyard is the work of Paolo Icaro and was designed to get university students actively involved.

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Un prato in quattro tempi – Paolo Icaro
Official opening on 18th September 2017 – 06 pm

Università degli Studi di Milano is hosting Un prato in quattro tempi (A lawn in four tempos), a work in progress lasting two seasons.

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This work in progress on the lawn in Ca’ Grande Courtyard is the work of Paolo Icaro and was designed to get university students actively involved.

The title emphasises the unity of the material the artist is working with and instilling with new meanings – a lawn – and the four different tempos associated with this transformational process, the four stages through which nature completes an independent growth cycle: digging, raking, sowing and cutting.

A gradual purifying of the soil – from the infesting effects of human intervention – that will culminate in a sign created by Icaro: a geometrical pattern, a square spiral that the artist previously deployed in his 1978 work entitled Etcoetera (Square Spirals), a continuous form (of classical and Mediterranean origin) that will be the measure of a concrete space.