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Francesco Arena Il fulmine governa ogni cosa

Texts by Francesco Arena with Davide Pellicciari and Carlotta Spinelli

Notes by Nicola Del Roscio and Federico Vercellone
Design: Marcello Jacopo Biffi

2024, English / Italian, softcover, 20 x 28 cm, 112 pages
ISBN: 979-12-80579-48-5

Through his multidisciplinary practice, Francesco Arena implements continuous and subtle references to contemporary society, highlighting the impossibility of being totally self-sufficient and how crucial is to have a support from others. For the artist, just like religion, magic, philosophy and politics, art is a support for human life but also an antidote that humanity has created to give meaning to the existence and to be protected against the unknown.

The title of this volume, published to accompany Arena’s exhibition at Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio in Rome, refers to a famous quote by Heraclitus that was inscribed on the lintel of the entrance door of Heidegger’s famous hütte in Todtnauberg, rebuilt in real dimensions inside the space of the Foundation. The hut, ideally related to the philosopher’s memory, is a work that contains a series of new sculptures that create a game of continuous cross-references and exchanges between container and content, visible and invisible, individual and collective experience. By superimposing archive images and current documentation, this book replicates the same dynamics.

Published with Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, Rome

Photos: Marcello Jacopo Biffi

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