from June 13, 2018 hours 18:30 to August 31, 2018 hours 20:00


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Antonello Ottonello's solo exhibition

The artist presents his latest production of bronzes dedicated to the mining landscape, a theme that has been going through all his long career, expressed in paintings, sculptures and installations.

Curated by the Civic Museums of Cagliari, coordinated by the Architect Paola Mura and presented by Efisio Carbone, the exhibition is part of the rich programme of "Cagliari Paesaggio", a project of environmental and cultural enhancement aimed to investigate the relationship between man and nature.


Honneur aux maîtres ciseleurs!

(H. Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini)


With this exhibition, Ottonello comes back to the theme of the mines, expressed by twelve round bronze bas-reliefs similar to large medals that attract and surprise the visitor for the ancient melting technique, becoming more and more rare in contemporary art. These bronzes do not represent "images" but let us imagine representations (E.C.)



Antonello Ottonello was born in Cagliari in 1948. After attending the Art School of Cagliari, he graduated in 1974 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

In 1992 Ottonello took part in the Expo in Seville, within Cerdeña Isla de Colores, with a work inspired to the mining world, to which he dedicated the exhibition Ingurtosu in 1993. From that world he borrows materials (coal, minerals, stones) and suggestions (the buildings of industrial archaeology) turned into artworks of a great expressiveness. In his recent production, the material research combined with the ecological reflection has led him to use (and, literally, to research) expressive elements of his homeland: natural colors, plants but also sand, dust or mining waste. His colours contain only natural pigments and his artworks express a reflection about the climate change and the progressive and inexorable desertification.

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