Galleria SIX is pleased to announce the personal exhibition of the artist Maurizio Mochetti.
An artistic research conducted with extreme rigor and consistency for over fifty years and that Galleria Six, in collaboration with the artist, displays in an exhibition synthesis of works among the most representative of Mochetti's thought.
The exhibition focuses on the dignity of the project as a work of art itself, starting from the earliest days of his artistic career. It will be possible to admire two- and three-dimensional projects (Colpo di Balestra, 1970; Filo Laser, 1990), as well as works such as Mectulle, 1989 and Pendulum Laser, 1996.
"The sound of a crossbow and its impact is recorded on a magnetic tape. The original recording time is processed with the addition of a few seconds of emptyness, thus determining the perception of a dilated space in relation to the real one."
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 in Rome 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).
Among the important participations we mention: “Linee della ricerca artistica in Italia: 1960/1980” (1981), “Arte italiana 1960-’82” (1982), “La otra escultura” (1990), “Roma anni ‘60. Al di là della pittura” (1990), “The Italian Metamorphosis” (1994), “Arte italiana: ultimi quarant’anni. Materiali anomali” (1997), “Minimalia. Da Giacomo Balla a…” (1997), “L’avventura della materia. Dal Futurismo al Laser” (2001), “Italics. Arte italiana fra tradizione e rivoluzione 1968-2008” (2008), “Anni ’70. Arte a Roma” (2013).
He has also exposed at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum of Eindhooven (1975), at the Stadtische Kunsthalle of Dusseldorf (1978), at the Forum Kunst of Rottweil (1982), at the Museo Alvar Aalto in Finland (1985), at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1993).
In 2000 there was one of his most impressive solo exhibitions entitled “Elica Infinita” at the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque in Madrid.
2003 is the year of a major retrospective exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo, followed by that of 2009 at the Palazzo Collicola of Spoleto.
In 2011 he won the international competition “MAXXI 2per100” with “Rette di Luce nell’Iperspazio Curvilineo”, permanently installed at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
He won the “Premio Presidente della Repubblica” in 2013.
Among the recent exhibitions: the exhibitions at the Akira Ikeda Gallery (Berlin, Tokyo 2015-2016); the group exhibition “The Image volleys”, Fondazione Prada, Milan 2016.