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Pier Paolo Calzolari

Calzolari's work is the least repetitive and predictable to be found in the art of the past fifty years. Similarly, his activity cannot be linked to preconceived schemes. For him art is a springboard towards transformation, making use of ephemeral and transient materials.

Most recently a dialogue with history has become more pressing, a development of his aim of "creating meetings" which he had already spoken of in his 1969 essay La casa ideale. The 2002 show at the Studio la Città was full of surprises: tables with objects floating in water and gold, white, and black monochrome paintings; an electric train bearing a saucepan of boiling soup and sheets of paper blackened by candle-smoke; an installation with clothes dancing in midair born aloft by clusters of balloons. Serenely variable modulations: dance, sculpture, and performance were led to new syntheses. (see biography)

AVAILABLE WORKS

Senza Titolo – 1970
Neon, two candles, transformer, wall piece
34 x 130 cm
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Tiara IV – 2007
Stretcher with canvas painted in tempera grassa with milk, iron structure, small electric motor, linen cloth, gold pin, egg
279 x 103 x 58 cm
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Senza Titolo – 1973
Salt on paper, cardboard, graphite, lead, iron tile, glass carafe, and goldfish
80 x 55 x 15 cm
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Senza Titolo – 1974
Salt on paper, cardboard, graphite, lead, iron tile, glass carafe, and goldfish
77 x 52 x 15 cm
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Natura morta – 2005
Metal panel, felt, copper bottle, lead books, milk tempera on canvas, freezing element with motor, lead sheet
262 x 142 x 70 cm
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Senza Titolo - Gesti – 1969
Lead, copper, refrigerating structure, refrigerator motor, neon, transformer
227 x 252 x 95 cmbr/> zoom

Gravure noire – 1994
Etching on paper (four sheets), motor, wooden stick and plate, glass, and calla lily
350 x 279 x 199 cm
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Gravure blanche – 1994
Etching on paper (four sheets), motor, wooden stick and plate, glass, and calla lily
350 x 279 x 199 cm
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Senza Titolo – 1998
Salt on paper, iron tile, nuts, lead, oil lamp
50,5 x 40 x 12,5 cm
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INSTALLATIONS

Pier Paolo Calzolari 1969-2007, – 2016
installation view, Studio la Città - Verona
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Pier Paolo Calzolari, Fausto Melotti, Michelangelo Pistoletto – 2004
Installation view, Studio la Città – Verona
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Pier Paolo Calzolari – 2002
Installation view, Studio la Città – Verona
Photo by Luca Carrà
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CATALOGUES

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