From Venice with fury, Gianfranco Meggiato conquers the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Brancusi’s essentiality, Moore’s relationship between inside and outside, Calder’s openness to space: the full and empty spaces are the skeleton of Gianfranco Meggiato’s work, just like the interior and exterior of man. how much of the work, in the intersection with space and light.

On the other hand, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples embodies centuries and centuries of history, in particular in the testimony of those sacred Doric buildings that testify to the original core of the city, taking us back to the 6th and 2nd centuries BC.


Gianfranco Meggiato, L’Uomo Quantico – Courtesy Exibart


But art, in its broadest sense of culture, is and always will be past, present and future: so Meggiato’s contemporary works meet and marry with those archaic constructions, so today’s man finds himself in the civilization of yesterday .

“Quantum man, there is no future without memory”: from the title of the exhibition it is possible to guess the meaning of this path in 13 sculptures, 4 of which designed specifically for this project but in general chosen specifically for the place where they would be been inserted. Quantum man is a new form of humanity, which looks and remembers the past but is consciously oriented to the future.


Gianfranco Meggiato, Il Volo – L’Attimo Fuggente – Courtesy Sky Arte


The reference to science, to quantum physics is the basis of the artist’s sculpture, in this case in the evident reference to the double slit experiment: how particles can change their nature from wave to ray, the same is able to be a man.