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

L'invisibile si mostra

Quando la tecnologia incontra l’arte

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (Sala delle Colonne), 1-7 October 2015

The exhibition, sponsored by Gruppo Bianchi and NSK, in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, is curated by Marco Meneguzzo, with an expositive project conceived by Dialmo Ferrari.

The intent of the initiative is to reveal the hidden mechanisms of matter placing side by side the industrial components of high precision to the sculptures of Arnaldo Pomodoro. The artist's works - Spheres, Wheels, Columns of polished bronze carved and corroded to discover the mysterious internal fermentation - are presented alongside with rolling bearings, with recirculating ball screws, linear systems, elements hidden inside the large industrial machines, invisible to most.

The exhibition also presents five sculptures of students of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, freely inspired to the theme of the exhibition and created by using the industrial components of NSK.

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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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Arnaldo Pomodoro. Continuità e innovazione

, 27 June 2015 - 31 January 2016

From 27 June 2015 to 31 January 2016 in Pisa, a major exhibition of Arnaldo Pomodoro will be held, containing over one hundred works, including sculptures, projects, drawings and documents, spilling over in to other spaces: The Opera House, the Sinopia museum, the monumental cemetery, and the external spaces of the Square of Miracles. This will be an extraordinary opportunity to see some of the artist’s most important works in conversation with these wonderful, historically rich places and, in particular, with some casts by the greatest interpreters of Pisa’s mediaeval sculpture, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano.
The exhibition organised by the Opera of the Pisan Primate, was conceived and directed by the architect Alberto Bartalini and draws on a scientific committee made up of Antonio Paolucci, Gillo Dorfles and Ilario Luperini.

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Arnaldo Pomodoro. Rive dei mari

Sorrento, Villa Fiorentino and town squares
22 May – 22 November 2015

The exhibition curated by Flaminio Gualdoni and Gino Fienga, includes the display of seven monumental sculptures installed in the squares of Sorrento and numerous works in bronze and fibreglass, graphics and art books, held at Villa Fiorentino, seat of the Fondazione Sorrento, and which signify important milestones of Pomodoro’s artistic research.
As Flaminio Gualdoni writes in his presentation, “It is not important for the artist to determine, a priori, the reason and nature of his mark,  by codifying it , but rather allows it to emerge in all its radiant ambiguity, like a spatial and temporal yardstick, like an indeterminate stream where, rather than its meaning, the tension at the sense’s potential, is important, whose organizational regularity is born from within, from the physical and mental step of tracing, of forming.”

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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.

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FORMA, SEGNO, SPAZIO. Scritti e dichiarazioni sull’arte.

The book FORMA, SEGNO, SPAZIO has been published: a selection of the most important Arnaldo Pomodoro's writings on art, curated by Stefano Esengrini and accompanied by sketches, projects and photos. The book is edited by Maretti Editore in collaboration with Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro for the new book series "Scritti d'Artista" conceived by Concetto Pozzati under the patronage of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome.
The aim is to introduce the precious and manifold critical autonomy of the artist, through brief texts, notes, considerations on his own work and on general issues: a thought conveying  into sign, word, writing.
The book was presented in Bologna, Arte Fiera on January 25th at 4:30pm along with the books by George Griffa and Joe Tilson.

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