MAURIZIO MOCHETTI | orizzonte degli eventi 2012
thursday may 24, 2012 – 7-10pm
tuesday to saturday 7-10pm
Stefania Miscetti is pleased to present the project ORIZZONTE DEGLI EVENTI 2012: an installation by MAURIZIO MOCHETTI that involves the gallery, the contiguous spaces and exterior. The work consists in a segment, a rectilinear laser beam, which makes a “design photonic space” pass through and trespass without structural limits the boundaries of architectural spaces, places of creative research and artistic productions differentiated and inhabited:
From Stefania Miscetti’s gallery to the creative space and residence of artists Mochetti and Scaramella, continuing in the direction of the studio and home of the architects and collectors Lazzarini and Pickering, the “journey” continues through to a last space, free and neutral, empty and not inhabited, a silent prelude that precedes the”evasion” outside of the laser beam that becomes a point of light, “stopped” at the front wall of the buildings. This multi space environment seems to make visible the title of a previous work of Mochetti (1998) CURVA SI NASCE, RETTA SI DIVENTA: the artist leads the observer to make multiple maneuvers, passages, entries, outputs, changes of spaces, fittings and other … all this is to follow a straight line.
The title refers directly to a concept of quantum physics:
An event horizon is, in the broadest sense widespread, a concept connected to the black holes, a prediction of general relativity. According to this theory, space and time form a single complex with four actual size (the space-time), which is deformed by the presence of mass (or energy). In a much more general sense, if “event” means phenomenon (particular state of the physical reality observable), identified by the four space-time coordinates, an “event horizon” can be defined as a region of space-time beyond which it ceases to be possible to observe the phenomenon.
Read and download the exhibition’s press release.
MAURIZIO MOCHETTI was born in 1940 in Rome, where he lives and works. In 1968 he made his debut on the Roman art scene with his first solo exhibition at the Galleria “La Salita”. In 1969 Mochetti won the first “Premio Pascali” in Polignano a Mare and in the same year he won the “Sculpture Prize” at the VI Young Biennial in Paris. In 1970 he participated in his first Biennale di Venezia, that will be followed by those of 1978, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1997. Since the early 70s he faced the international scene by participating in 1976 in the Sydney Biennale, in 1998 at the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo and in 1991 at the International Biennial of Nagoya. In 1988 he was invited as artist in residence to Exploratorium, San Francisco (USA).
For a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.
more exhibitions by MAURIZIO MOCHETTI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.