The collections of the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice were born at the end of the 19th century precisely from sculpture, which constituted the fulcrum of the first acquisitions in chronological and qualitative terms. In 1914, an important group of eight sculptures by Medardo Rosso entered Ca 'Pesaro, which arrived on the occasion of the sculptor's monographic exhibition at the 11th Venice Biennale: seven were donated by the artist with Etha Fles, including the masterpieces La Portinaia (1883) , Laughing Woman (1890), Child at Economic Kitchens (1893), Madame X (1896) and Madame Noblet (1897), while the extraordinary bronze Ecce puer (1906) was purchased by the Municipality of Venice for the Museum.
Revolutionary and stateless, subversive and irreverent towards classical statuary, Medardo Rosso is a figure who inspired the work of many authors of his age, leaving an artistic and human legacy of great importance even for the most recent generations. Barry X Ball has been breathing its creative soul since 2012, trying to capture its technical and constructive knowledge on the one hand, and the expressive power of the subjects on the other.
With the "Medardo Rosso Project" Barry has created a complex, almost encyclopedic, 3D scanning project of the works of the Turin master preserved in the Italian public and private collections, including those of Ca 'Pesaro , of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan. and the Medardo Rosso Museum in Barzio.