JAVIER MARÍN: CORPUS

EN BLANCO - JAVIER MARÍN, 2015

Since the first time I saw the works of the Mexican sculptor Javier Marin in Milan – roughly 10 years ago at the Rotonda of via Besana, in the square of Palazzo Reale and at Piazza della Scala – I have been surprised by the monumentality and expressive power of his work. I have been lucky to see other works of his dotted around the world and despite the use of different materials, dimensions and subjects, each time my attention has been drawn to them like metal to a magnet.…

HYPERPLANES OF SIMULTANEITY – FABIO GIAMPIETRO

Is the concept of time really like a stream flowing from past through present into future? Despite being more than a century apart, Hyperplanes of Simultaneity has its roots firmly planted in the Italian Futurism of Filippo Tommasi Marinetti. In his 1908 Futurist Manifesto he stated that ‘time and space died yesterday’. This is a slogan born out of a theory by mathematicians of the late 19th century, who speculated that the three spatial dimensions and the concept of time are in fact merged into a fourth dimension. Most people would…