▎outstanding sculptor ｜ Fabio Viale cooperates with the Arezzo city hall to launch a solo sculpture exhibition named “AURUM” , a new exhibit concept: Exploratory Urban Show ▎
「我一直想讓 ”大理石“ 成為當代史上公認的創作材質。打破 ”先入為主“ 的成見，一直都是我作品的一個特點，是我持續創作的活力來源和熱情的所在。」
“I have always wanted “MARBLE” could become a recognized creative material in contemporary history. Breaking down “preconceived ideas” has always been a feature of my creations, and is also the source of my energy and passion for continuing to create.”
— 法比歐・維亞萊 Fabio Viale
what you have seen might not be real, only taking a closer look could truly understand the truth.
該展由Guido d’Arezzo基金會與阿雷佐市政府聯合規劃，攜手Le Nuove Stanze文化協會合作舉辦。不將展演空間限制於密閉空間，而是將整座城市帶入擴大展演場域，藝術作品分佈在博物館和城市空間的不同地點 – 從市立現代美術館（Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea） 到 美第奇堡壘（Fortezza Medicea），從聖依納爵堂（Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio）到阿雷佐主教座堂（Arezzo Cathedral ） 。通過雕塑作品地點的安排設置，大幅提升公眾與城市之間的連結度，透過適當的規劃與引導，建構出一場古典與當代共存發酵的「探索式城市展演」。
The exhibition is jointly planned by the Guido d’Arezzo Foundation and the city hall of Arezzo, in cooperation with the cultural association Le Nuove Stanze. Instead of confining the exhibition space to narrow spaces, it brings the whole city into an open displayed area, with works of art distributed in different locations in the museum and urban space – from the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea to the Fortezza Medicea, from Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio to Arezzo Cathedral (Duomo). Through the arrangement and set on the location of the sculpture works, the connection between the public and the city is greatly enhanced.
“Gold has a seductive power that goes beyond its beauty: it is just like a siren’s song, you could feel its attractive power while you work. it’s existence like marble, which could pull me out of time, to transcend its perfection to openly reveal its dangerousness. “
— Fabio Viale 於開幕典禮受訪解釋道
Fabio Viale, 1975 年出生於義大利科奈爾，現定居於杜林。
他的創作揭示了「大理石」這項材質在這幾世紀藝術脈絡當中的困境與限制的問題，試圖擷取歷史經典與現代思維融合延伸不同面向的產物。Fabio Viale 展覽經歷遍佈全世界，足跡從義大利、中國、俄羅斯之外，一路將觸角擴展至美國，近期回歸至歐洲各國進行公共展示，可譽為國際級的當代藝術創作者。
Fabio Viale, born in Cuneo, Italy in 1975, currently lives in Turino.
He began to learn to sculpt marble at the age of 16, and his boundless enthusiasm and hobby for the material led him to design architectural elements and sculpture creations for the Monumental Cemetery of Milan at a young age.
His creations reveal the predicaments and limitations faced by the material “marble” in the artistic context of the past few centuries, he attempts to capture the fusion of historical classics and modern thinking to extend different aspects of the product. Fabio Viale’s exhibition experience has spread all over the world, and its footprints have expanded beyond Italy, China, and Russia to the United States. Recently, it has returned to European countries for public exhibitions. he could be hailed as an international contemporary art creator.
Aurum is translated as “gold” in Latin. In the 16th century, the uprising of Arezzo, Italy, was the name of the city of gold. Precious metal processing technology has accumulated and developed from the Renaissance to the modern industrial period. Many excellent goldsmiths are all craftsmen. All came from this ancient city, and the jewelry products born here were transported to Florence and the Curia Romana in the Renaissance, and the production of religious jewelry also began.
The artist uses “gold” as a medicinal guide to establishing a multi-faceted dialogue space. This time there are nearly 50 sculptures are displayed in this exhibition, each of which is secretly injected with a gram of gold, ingeniously introducing the exhibition theme “gold”. As mentioned above, this kind of flexible and malleable material is inseparable from the history of Arezzo. The creative thinking and material of the work itself are a kind of “conflict minerals”, which the artist experimentally and deliberately established. Communication and dialogue, invisibly linking the time with the viewers, religious myths, object forms, social values, cultural history, and the contradictory reality of today, each reflects a different dimension of human nature towards social criticism and self-reflection.
Fabio Viale AURUM, exhibition view at (from un to low, from left to right) Duomo, Fortezza Medicea, Arezzo 2022. photo by Gogo.W
Fabio Viale 的作品充斥著暗示性和挑釁性的創作理念，在探究古典藝術與當代美術脈絡的路上，藝術家參考了大量的文獻資料、藝術經典、現代社會觀點等，作為創作依據並試圖深究相互之間的矛盾關係，激發古典藝術和負面刻板印象的差異性，毫無忌憚地挖掘美與惡的衝突連結，試圖翻轉社會大眾對「刺青」的既定印象，同時為其探索出多面向理解的可能性。
Fabio Viale’s creations are full of suggestive and provocative creative concepts. On the way to exploring the context of classical art and contemporary art, Viale refers to a large number of documents, art classics, modern social viewpoints, etc. The contradictory relationship between them stimulates the difference between classical art and negative stereotypes, and unscrupulously explores the conflicting connection between beauty and evil, he tries to overturn the public’s established impression of “tattoo”, and at the same time explores the possibility of multi-faceted understanding.
挑選日常物品構築成屬於 Viale 的大理石宇宙｜紙袋、紙飛機、輪胎、木製箱盒等，全都以大理石雕刻而成。經過 Viale 巧奪天工雕琢技術，眼睛所見並非常態所想，真實的存在開始挑戰你的大腦，一種全新創作維度就此誕生。
He chooses daily objects to build up his marble universe | paper bags, paper airplanes, tires, wooden boxes, etc., all carved out of marble. After Viale’s ingenious carving technology, what our eyes see is not what we think, the real existence begins to challenge your brain, and a new creative dimension is born.
Fabio Viale AURUM, exhibition view at Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Arezzo 2022. photo by Gogo.W
「我一直在尋找新的解決方案，經常從技術角度為材料創造更多創新的方法，同時我更是想讓 ”大理石“ 成為當代史上公認的創作材質。致力於打破 ”先入為主“ 的成見，一直都是我作品的一個特點，它表明了藝術作品的二元性，這正是我持續創作的活力來源和熱情的所在。」
“I have always sought out new solutions, often creating more innovative methods for materials from a technical point of view, and at the same time I want to make “marble” a recognized creative material in contemporary history. I committed to breaking the “preconceived” stereotypes, It has always been a feature of my work, it shows the duality of the work of art, which is the source of my energy and passion for continuing to create.”
— Fabio Viale
Whether it’s recreating classic sculptures, recreating exotic material structures, or transcending intuitive prejudices, genres, and artistic genres, it becomes an alternative medium. The possibilities of marble sculpture have been raised to another level by the outstanding hands of Fabio Viale.
Fabio Viale Aurum｜法比歐・維亞萊・黃金
展期｜即日起，至 2022年9月30日地點｜阿雷佐市五個地點＞Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 、Fortezza Medicea、Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio、Arezzo Cathedral(Duomo)、San Domenico
購票｜全票8歐，Arezzo市民享有優待票價售票處｜Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 以及 Fortezza Medicea
I visited this exhibition and it is really interesting. Thanks for describing so accurately the purpose of the artist. FF