Suspense. Suspended sculptures, an exhibition curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Arabella Natalini at EX3 in Florence, seeks to explore the concept of suspension in relation to contemporary sculpture. 

Thomas Saraceno, Biomorph 06, 2010.

The invited artists are: Alexandra Bircken, Beth Campbell, Daniela De Lorenzo, Claire Morgan, Franco Menicagli, Ernesto Neto, Jorge Pardo, Cornelia Parker, Tobias Putrih, Tobias Rehberger, Tomas Saraceno, Bojan Šar?evid, Hans Schabus, Luca Trevisani, Pae White, Hector Zamora.

The term suspended also refers to various three-dimensional works, most of which are not floor-standing, that privilege empty space over mass, lightness over weight, movement over stability. What the exhibition seeks to explore is a widespread phenomenon, the origin of which can be traced back to some examples from avant-garde tradition, from constructivism to surrealism, and in particular to Calder’s mobiles.

Hector Zamora, Synclastic / Anticlastic, 2010.

Arabella Natalini and Lorenzo Giusti introduce some of the questions raised by the exhibit. The conversation is in Italian. 

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