Contemporary art returns to the Campori di Soliera Castle with the exhibition of one of the greatest Italian sculptors of the twentieth century, whose works are present in open spaces and public collections around the world: Mauro Staccioli. One of his monumental sculptures, Portale, will remain in via P. Nenni, in the city center, even after the exhibition, for the next three years.
Mauro Staccioli was one of the leading exponents of international environmental sculpture, he has always combined social and civil commitment with the work of a sculptor, paradoxically transferring the complexity and conflict of the contemporary world into his simple forms.The exhibition itinerary begins in the inner courtyard of the Castle, where the visitor is welcomed by the Prismoidi installation. Along the staircase leading to the first floor there is another large sculpture, Barrier Condition, which leads the visitor to the entrance of the exhibition "manned" by the concrete arch Walls of the old prisons.
The introductory room is dedicated to the figure of the artist and the Mauro Staccioli Archive, while the two main rooms host the usable installations, Sculpture 1993 and Untitled, between which people can move freely to "experience" the space. In the side rooms there are historical works in concrete and industrial materials that evoke the hostility of the urban space towards man in the seventies, both for social conflicts and for the ecological implications of industrialization. The last room is occupied by a large projection of Staccioli's monumental works accompanied by spectacular photos of the public sculptures.The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Respi, is promoted by the Municipality of Soliera and the Campori Foundation, with the onerous patronage of the Emilia-Romagna Region, in collaboration with the Mauro Staccioli Archive. Main sponsor: Esselunga, Le Gallerie Shopping Center. Sponsor: REinova.