• FEB 01 to APR 14
    The Fruit Market Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Massimo Bartolini


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    FEB 01 to APR 14, 2013

    Event Location

    The Fruit Market Gallery

    45 Market Street
    Edinburgh (Scotland)
    United Kingdom

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    This exhibition engages directly with this, by presenting one major installation together with a selection of small sculptures and works on paper, taken directly from Bartolini’s studio and exhibited here for the first time. Though he is known for large installations made on site, the studio still matters to Bartolini: in his words, ‘In the studio is where I really think. But since I’m not a conceptual artist, I need to do something while I’m thinking’.

    The small sculptures and works on paper – ‘studioworks’ – are what he does. This exhibition opens with La strada di sotto (The Street Below), a glowing field of coloured lights of the kind used during street celebrations in Sicily. It continues with a selection of the objects and images that Bartolini has been making while thinking over the past 10 or so years. In the context of the confident visual statement made by the installation, these are uncertain objects whose status and meaning are in flux. They are not models for major sculptures – they are simply what they are; containers for thought or maybe impulses towards it.

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