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Madre - Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art verified

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Jan Fabre - The man who measures the clouds
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Lucio Fontana - Spatial Concept, Waits
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Jannis Kounellis - Without title
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Anish Kapoor - Dark Brother
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Michelangelo Pistoletto - Venus of the rags
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Jeff Koons - Without title
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Andy Warhol - Beuys by Warhol
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Agostino Bonalumi - Without title
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Getulio Alviani -  Vibrating texture
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Giovanni Anselmo - Invisible
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Gianni Piacentino - Dark Prussian – Blue Portal IV
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Francesco Clemente - Ave Ovo
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Giovanna Bianco; Pino Valente - The sea does not wet Naples
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Daniel Buren - Axis / Offset
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Léa Lublin - Without title
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Fausto Melotti - The love
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Sol LeWitt - Scribbles
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Gianfranco Baruchello - My cinema
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Giulio Paolini - Dilemma
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Emilio Isgrò -
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Mimmo Paladino - Without title
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Paul Thorel - "Passage of Victory"
Jan Fabre - The man who measures the clouds
Lucio Fontana - Spatial Concept, Waits
Jannis Kounellis - Without title
Anish Kapoor - Dark Brother
Michelangelo Pistoletto - Venus of the rags
Jeff Koons - Without title
Andy Warhol - Beuys by Warhol
Agostino Bonalumi - Without title
Getulio Alviani -  Vibrating texture
Giovanni Anselmo - Invisible
Gianni Piacentino - Dark Prussian – Blue Portal IV
Francesco Clemente - Ave Ovo
Giovanna Bianco; Pino Valente - The sea does not wet Naples
Daniel Buren - Axis / Offset
Léa Lublin - Without title
Fausto Melotti - The love
Sol LeWitt - Scribbles
Gianfranco Baruchello - My cinema
Giulio Paolini - Dilemma
Emilio Isgrò -
Mimmo Paladino - Without title
Paul Thorel - "Passage of Victory"

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The man who measures the clouds (1998) is rearranged on the terrace of the Madre museum, curated by Laura Trisorio, Melania Rossi and Andrea Viliani as part of the Per_forming a collection project, and presented at the same time as the Sensitive encounters project at the Capodimonte Museum, curated by Sylvain Bellenger and Laura Trisorio. The work is inspired by the statement that the ornithologist Robert Stroud made at the moment of his release from Alcatraz prison, when he declared that from now on he would be dedicated to "measuring the clouds". In addition to the quotation, which places the work in a defined historical and scientific context, in this case the use of the self-portrait has a further biographical reference, as the work is a tribute to the younger brother of the artist, a dreamer died prematurely. The staging of a memorial absence that imposes itself as a sculptural presence becomes the metaphorical double of both the represented personalities, whose union generates an inter-individual energy that becomes vital movement, despite the static nature of the sculptural form. Also expressing the feeling of planning the impossible (precisely the attempt to measure a changeable and inconstant entity like clouds), Fabre reflects on the very status of the artist's research, assimilated to the scientist's claim to go beyond the human limit of knowledge. As an artist and researcher Fabre constantly tries, in effect, to "measure the clouds", admitting and declaring with his work that the tension towards knowledge has insurmountable limits which, however, it is possible to approach and tackle precisely through experimentation, in which express the inexpressible without betraying, as the artist himself declares, the intrinsic and foundational human and universal beauty.

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