WhereMercati di Traiano and Museo dei Fori Imperiali
CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
June 10, 2016
September 1, 2016
Mercati di Traiano in Rome hosts an installation by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone consisting of five casts of thousand-year-old olive trees. The exhibition is part of the cycle giorni d’oro + notti d’argento (days of gold + nights of silver) consisting of two installations by Rondinone. The other installation can be seen at MACRO Testaccio in Rome.
The casts are made of aluminium and coated in white enamel, taken from olive trees still standing in Puglia and Basilicata. The installation pays homage to the original land of Rondinone’s family which emigrated to Switzerland from Matera. Afterwards, the installation will be transferred to Place Vendome in Paris in October 2016 for the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain.
Ugo Rondinone (1964) lives and works in New York. His work revolves around visions linked to fantasy and desire, not devoid of bright, playful and surreal aspects. He has exhibited in the major contemporary art museums of the world, from the New Museum in New York to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.