The show has its origins in a public art project conceived in 2001: a parallelepiped to be installed in a square. The object is traversed by a corridor uniting two doors, one in each extremity. The interior is divided by two glass windows, accessed through trapdoors, from diverse dimensions. The word “museu” (museum) is inscribed over both entries. The project has a component ideally activated by a series of figures, convened by itself.
Shortly after 2001, Francisco Tropa developed another project which was installed in the park of Universidade Politécnica de Valência, in Spain. The sculpture in stone, with the same volumetry of the piece designed for the first project, is constituted by a group of geometric solids in limestone, which form two transverse niches, touching each other. Two openings communicate, one more elevated than the other one.
The exhibition now presented is composed by models, drawings and sculptures produced between 2001 and 2012. With these elements, Simone Menegoi constructed a show where a certain idea of game makes possible multiple variations around a heterodox institutional critique.
Simone Menegoi (1970) is an Italian critic and curator. He collaborates with Artforum. Along with Cecilia Canziani, he curates ZegnArt – Public, a program of public commissions in emerging countries and residencies in Italy sponsored by fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna. Among his recent exhibitions, LE SILENCE Une fiction at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (Principality of Monaco) and Bouvard and Pécuchet’s Compendious Quest for Beauty (co-curated with Chris Sharp) at the David Roberts Art Foundation (London), both 2012.