Arnaldo Pomodoro
The concerns of my work as an artist have always centered on the relationship between the individual sculpture and the space in which it is sited.

A sculpture, indeed, is the realization of a space of its own within the greater space in which it lives and moves. When a work transforms the place in which it is located, it takes on the valence of a true and proper witness of the times that spawned it, and thus places a mark on its context, enriching it with additional layers of memory.

Today I think of my sculptures as crystals, or nuclei, or as eyes, or signal fires; and I see them as relating to borders and voyages, to the worlds of complexity and imagination.

Arnaldo Pomodoro, 2008

La passione di Cleopatra. Visioni e maschere di Arnaldo Pomodoro

Music Museum of Bologna, 2016, June 24 - September 18

The exhibition La passione di Cleopatra. Visioni e maschere di Arnaldo Pomodoro will bring inside the exhibition halls of the Music Museum of Bologna the project materials (drawings, masks, ornaments, scene models) made by Arnaldo Pomodoro for the staging of La passione di Cleopatra by the Egyptian poet Ahmad Shawqi.
The work, directed by Cherif and music by Paolo Terni, was represented on the ruins of Gibellina (Sicily) in the summer of 1989 as part of the Orestiadi, an international festival of theater, music and visual arts that still holds today in the country province of Trapani rebuilt after the earthquake that devastated the Belice Valley in 1968.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro and the Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna.

Grande disco in Piazza Meda

The Grande disco in Piazza Meda has been identified as one of the 6 symbolic images of Milan in an online survey organised by the Milan municipality.
From a group of 25 masterpieces the selected works of art will frame the story and be the guiding images of the 21st Triennale, during which the events, shows, exhibitions that animate the city will be promoted as part of the programme entitled “Expo in città 2016 – Milano a place to be”.

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Londra, Tornabuoni Art

10 febbraio – 16 aprile 2016

The new gallery Tornabuoni Art in London presents an anthology of Arnaldo Pomodoro, from the early works to the more recent.
The exhibition begins with the Grande Tavola dei Segni of 1961/62, a sort of sculptural pictures with symbols and intricate details that – as the artist says - represent projects, thoughts... almost like the creation of a secret language, dense with great poetic myths and private symbols. The exhibition continues with the forms of Euclidean geometry studied by Pomodoro: Pyramids , Columns and Spheres.
“After the success of the ground-breaking retrospective of Arnaldo Pomodoro in our Paris gallery in 2009, we couldn’t wait to bring these sculptures to London”, says gallery director Ursula Casamonti. “In this ambitious sculptural exhibition we wanted to show a different side of Spatialist research to the work that was presented within our inaugural Lucio Fontana retrospective.”

see the video Arnaldo Pomodoro in conversation with Tim Marlow at Tornabuoni Art London

Arnaldo Pomdoro al MaRT di Rovereto

In the new chronological and thematic layout of the Mart’s Collections, the work  In memory of John F. Kennedy (1963-1964, bronze, 160 × 160 × 45 cm), is on public display from December 5, 2015 in the section "The emergence of the contemporary", in a group of works designed to focus attention on the history of art in Italy from the postwar period to today.
The work has been loaned by Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro thanks to the collaboration with MaRT.


Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro app is  now available. It will enhance your experience as you discover the foundation’s activities and the Arnaldo Pomodoro’s main works, just as you walk around the city.
The app features an always up-to-date calendar with event details, images, links to share an event or add it to your calendar; it also shows the artworks by Arnaldo Pomodoro in public places, both in Milan and all over the world, each with detailed description and identification on a map that will send a notification when you get close.
The app provides also quick links to the Bookshop where you can order books, catalogues and gadgets, and to the Membership Program for subscription, in order to be entitled to the offered benefits.

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Wood in the Cloister

Music Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan
The bronze sculpture Lance of Light (Lancia di luce) will be on display for the next three years in the cloisters of the Conservatorio, together with the works of Alik Cavaliere, Pietro Coletta, Pietro Consagra, Giuseppe Maraniello, Eliseo Mattiacci, Gio’ Pomodoro and Giuseppe Spagnulo as part of the Wood in the Cloister initiative promoted by the Conservatorio, in collaboration with the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro.

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