Arnaldo Pomodoro. To Scratch, draw, write

video from Arnaldo Pomodoro solo show at ABC-ARTE
January 21, 2022

Arnaldo Pomodoro. To scratch, draw, write. curated by Flaminio Gualdoni with critical contribution by Michele Robecchi and Federico Giani.

The exhibition, a joint initiative with the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation and patronized by the Genoa Local Authority, will present some thirty important sculptures from the late 1950s to the present, reconstructing the long and passionate adventure of the artist in tracing inscrutable signs that become protagonists of the surface and of the form. 

From the early Tavole dei segni of 1957 and 1960 to the memorable Cronache, 1976, from Papiro I, 1985-1986, from Torre a spirale, 1999 to the monumental Arco, 2000, to Frammenti da “L’arte dell’uomo primordiale” di Emilio Villa, 2004 and to Colonne and Continuum X of 2010, the sign is always a protagonist in Pomodoro’s sculpture, which evolves in a flow of “signs not too distant from the symbol, but not too near either”, as the artist Leonardo Sinisgalli wrote, to compose “a disturbing script that we feel to be dense with a new, almost magnetic fascination”. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a new bilingual ABC-ARTE edizioni monograph with an essay by the curator Flaminio Gualdoni and critical appreciations by Michele Robecchi and Federico Giani. This richly illustrated catalogue with images provided by the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation marks a further important stage in ABC-ARTE’s survey of the great international postwar masters.