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ROBERTO SIRONI ENCODED SYMBOLS: RUINS

JUNE 3RD, 2021 - AUGUST 28TH, 2021 POLIDEFKOUS 39, PIREAS, ATHENS CARWAN GALLERY ATHENS

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Carwan Gallery, in collaboration with IN Residence and Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, is pleased to present RUINS, a body of work by Roberto Sironi. The project, developed since 2017 and the result of four years of research, is enriched by a series of new works that complete the collection.

Ruins features a series of works that re-signify architectural fragments belonging to different historical periods and which refer to the most significant archaeological sites placed in the Mediterranean basin. The project relates some constructive elements of the classical era as bases of columns, capitals, sections of amphitheatre with rudiments of the industrial era, such as the double-T beams, reticular structural elements and corrugated sheet metal, which are reshaped according to a new aesthetic perspective. The collection is conceived as a series of contemporary ruins, freely deconstructed and reconstructed, imaginary simulacra, programmed artifices where the materials and techniques of execution do not correspond to the original but rather become functional to the postarchaeological message conveyed, transmitting a feeling of “Indefinite time” that becomes hypothetical, evanescent, suspended.

Roberto Sironi got the opportunity to develop RUINS thanks to the selection of the international residency program IN Residence Design, curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò and to produce the works with bronze experts Fonderia Artistica Battaglia and Simone Desirò, Marmi Artificiali di Rima. The project is also illustrated by a monographic publication curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Rainò and published by NERO Editions, 2020.

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Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis
Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis
Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis
Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis
Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis
Roberto Sironi, Encoded Symbols: RUINS at Carwan Gallery Athens - © Giorgos Sfakianakis

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