Arnaldo Pomodoro
The concerns of my work as an artist have always centered on the relationship between the individual sculpture and the space in which it is sited.

A sculpture, indeed, is the realization of a space of its own within the greater space in which it lives and moves. When a work transforms the place in which it is located, it takes on the valence of a true and proper witness of the times that spawned it, and thus places a mark on its context, enriching it with additional layers of memory.

Today I think of my sculptures as crystals, or nuclei, or as eyes, or signal fires; and I see them as relating to borders and voyages, to the worlds of complexity and imagination.

Arnaldo Pomodoro, 2008

Arnaldo Pomodoro

curated by Ada Masoero, in collaboration with Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro

30/11/2016 - 05/02/2017

Milan celebrates Arnado Pomodoro’s 90 years with a great retrospective simultaneously set up in different spaces and an itinerary embracing the whole city.
At the heart of the initiative is the exhibition, promoted by the City of Milan, ideated and produced by the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro and Palazzo Reale with the collaboration of Mondo Mostre Skira; this will be hosted in the Palazzo Reale's Sala delle Cariatidi, where will be bringed together about thirty sculptures created between 1955 and today.
In the Piazzetta Reale will be exhibited, for the first time in its entirety, the sculptural complex of The Pietrarubbia Group, an environmental work started in 1975 and finished in 2015.
Four "Visionary" projects will be presented through maquettes, drawings and photos at the Triennale di Milano and in the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan's via Vigevano venue: the Pietrarubbia monument, the project for the Urbino's cemetery, the wine cellars in Bevagna and the Simposio Minoa in Marsala.
Arnaldo Pomodoro’s passion for theatre will be documented at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli's Sala del Collezionista through sixteen theatre maquettes executed between 1982 and 2009.
The exhibition is completed by an artistic itinerary that connects Pomodoro's works in public and private venues in various part of the city.
Press release

Grande disco in Piazza Meda

The Grande disco in Piazza Meda has been identified as one of the 6 symbolic images of Milan in an online survey organised by the Milan municipality.
From a group of 25 masterpieces the selected works of art will frame the story and be the guiding images of the 21st Triennale, during which the events, shows, exhibitions that animate the city will be promoted as part of the programme entitled “Expo in città 2016 – Milano a place to be”.

Arnaldo Pomdoro al MaRT di Rovereto

In the new chronological and thematic layout of the Mart’s Collections, the work  In memory of John F. Kennedy (1963-1964, bronze, 160 × 160 × 45 cm), is on public display from December 5, 2015 in the section "The emergence of the contemporary", in a group of works designed to focus attention on the history of art in Italy from the postwar period to today.
The work has been loaned by Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro thanks to the collaboration with MaRT.


Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro app is  now available. It will enhance your experience as you discover the foundation’s activities and the Arnaldo Pomodoro’s main works, just as you walk around the city.
The app features an always up-to-date calendar with event details, images, links to share an event or add it to your calendar; it also shows the artworks by Arnaldo Pomodoro in public places, both in Milan and all over the world, each with detailed description and identification on a map that will send a notification when you get close.
The app provides also quick links to the Bookshop where you can order books, catalogues and gadgets, and to the Membership Program for subscription, in order to be entitled to the offered benefits.

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Wood in the Cloister

Music Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan
The bronze sculpture Lance of Light (Lancia di luce) will be on display for the next three years in the cloisters of the Conservatorio, together with the works of Alik Cavaliere, Pietro Coletta, Pietro Consagra, Giuseppe Maraniello, Eliseo Mattiacci, Gio’ Pomodoro and Giuseppe Spagnulo as part of the Wood in the Cloister initiative promoted by the Conservatorio, in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro.