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The Problem of Squaring the Circle Installation

Pierfabrizio Paradiso

Germany

Installation, Environmental on Paper

Size: 59.1 W x 0.4 H x 59.1 D in

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The title of the work refers to a problem of the Euclidean geometry, which was considered not solvable: i.e. the squaring of the circle. Many authors during the Italian Renaissance, among them Piero della Francesca, tried to solve it in order to prove the divine nature of Christ, for instance. This work evokes the value of attempt, of the failed gesture, of the efforts to reach a goal which is defined out of reach: a series of balled-up drafts on which the obsessive repetition of some titles of some masterpieces belonging to the historiography of Arts and written by artists is repeated. From Luca Pacioli to Giorgio Vasari, from Vasily Kandinskji to Luciano Fabro the works set itself as a metaphor of the fundamental value of every attempts, every errors and every missed targets, which belong to the construction of an obsession of our own, and sometimes considered as impossible or ridiculous, within a social context where errors and attempts are not considered anymore.

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Installation:Environmental on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:59.1 W x 0.4 H x 59.1 D in

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Artist and Performer, he lives and works between Milan and Berlin. He has been performer for artists such as Lothar Hempel (Giò Marconi, Milan), Ei Arakawa (Artissima17, Sec. "The Dancers") and now for the company Signa (Copenhagen/Volksbühne, Berlin) He attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and he got an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies in Naba; he has been Tutor for Projects for the department of Visual Arts. He took part also as professor's partner in activities and classes for Fenomenology of Comparative Arts in master of Light and Landscape Design within the Academy and for the class of Last Tendencies in Visual Arts with Art curator Marcella Anglani. He has been coordinator project and belongs to Trama21 - Research Group for Contemporary Art. He took part at the 12° International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia with Maria Papadimitriou in the the project "awaytogrow" inside the National Pavilion of Greece. The aim of his research is to enact the everyday as something unexpected, reconsidering the blank as a space of possibility for a common construction of a new Imagery, where no artists and no spectators are called to play defined roles but everything happens as an Exchange.

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