Tornabuoni Art Paris presents a retrospective on Mario Ceroli curated by Enrico Crispolti.
Having played a principle role in revolutionizing the cultural scene in the 1960s, the artist was awarded the Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1966 for his work Caisse Sixtine. When he first started out, Ceroli shared the poetic ideals of Arte Povera and used materials such as earth, rags, straw, dried leaves, plastic, and aluminum. As years went by, he began experimenting with polychrome marble, glass, and even bronze, revisiting great painting and sculpture icons from the Renaissance to today.
The rich body of artworks in the show retraces his entire creative development starting with his first works in wood from the early 1960s and including even his most recent bronze and glass statues.
Mario Ceroli. Analyse d’un langage et d’un parcours
exhibition catalogue edited by Tornabuoni Art Paris and Enrico Crispolti. B/w and colored illustrations, 256 pages, 11,4×13 in, French, 2010.
selection of works