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Massimo Bartolini

The autunn 2011 workshop was lead by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini (Cecina LV 1962).

Massimo Bartolini used different techniques for his works, such as photography, video and installation, but in the last years he focussed his attention on the design and construction of spaces and places capable of transforming the initial space. The whole of Massimo Bartolini's work is a search for the enrichment of our perceptive assumptions. His works are always paths inside this research, places to cross and at the same time unconventional mental landscapes that can be recognised thanks to some insignificant and common fragment. One of his latest works had the ironic title "The California hamlet Cecina" (2002), where the artist reproduced his studio with all the objects that tell and talk also about Cecina, the town where Bartolini always lived. The rooms - the "Heads" as the artist called them from the beginning - are one of the best working and most important metaphors of the artist's communication system, places of redemption within which it is possible to think oneself and push oneself beyond a limit. Once again - as Laura Cherubini rightly wrote - Bartolini's concern is to take also the body to the places reached by mind.

Selected exhibition-solo
2010 Massimo Bartolini: Cor, South London Gallery, London
Massimo Bartolini. Dews, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
2009 Three quarter tone-pieces, Magazzino d'arte moderna, Roma
2008 Dialoghi con la città, curated by Laura Cherubini, MAXXI - Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Roma

Selected exhibition-group
2011 Yokohama 2011: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama
2010 Beyond Entropy: when Energy becomes Form - Evento collaterale della 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, curated by Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
2009 Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, 53a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia
2008 Una stanza tutta per sé, curated by Marcella Beccaria, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli (TO)