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Arcangelo Sassolino


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"Sassolino’s practice can be defined by the alchemical transformation of matter and the axiom that particles are always in motion, seen (meta-mechanical sculptures) or unseen (atoms of air frenetically moving inside the tire). Sassolino’s kinetic sculptures often perform choreographed actions that mime human motions, gestures and bodily responses, such as chewing, breathing and touching.


Arcangelo Sassolino was born in Vicenza in 1967 and has been exhibiting internationally since 2001, upon Luca Massimo Barbero’s invitation to participate in Materia-Niente at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Piazza San Marco in Venice as part of an exhibition that envisaged the presence of artists of the calibre of Burri, Fontana and Castellani.


Solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008); Critical Mass, Feinkost, Berlin, Germany (2008); Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (2010); MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy (2011); the environmental projects presented in Z33 Center for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium (2010); and in the context of Art and The City in Zurich (2012).


Sassolino’s work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions, including shows at 104, Paris, France (2015); Bortolami Gallery, New York (2013); Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze, Italy (2012, 2010); Swiss Institute, New York (2011); Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (2009); Micamoca, Berlin, Germany (2009); Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden (2008); FRAC, Rheims, France (2007); and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2004).


Works by Arcangelo Sassolino can be found in public and private collections, including MART in Rovereto, 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, Essl Sammlung in Vienna, UniCredit Private Banking, Fonda- zione Domus per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and Palazzo Maffei - Fondazione Carlon,Verona.

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