Created and Sold by Andrea Morucchio

Andrea Morucchio
Sculptures by Andrea Morucchio seen at Hotel Murano, Tacoma - Laudes Regiae, The Celata
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Laudes Regiae, The Celata

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Celata is part of the Provenance Collection at the Hotel Murano.
The blown glass sculpture, Celata, forms the base of the Laudes Regiae installation project, conceived for the ex Convento dei SS. Cosma e Damiano on the Giudecca Island (Venice). The work was produced using a specifically designed mold of the so-called Elmo di Attila, a 14th century sparrow-beaked celata belonging to the Armeria Collection in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. The helmet, due to its radically essential, almost primitive, formal enunciation, is interpreted as a trans-cultural and trans-epochal image and, therefore used as a metaphor for repeating returns or unchanging conditions, beyond the times and places of historic advance.

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Andrea Morucchio

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(Venice 1967) Since the end of the '90s, he has expanded his own linguistic research – often based on considerations of a socio-political nature – in various directions, from sculpture to installation, from video to photography, digital art and performance. His works are preserved in the Museo del Vetro / Glass Museum, Murano, Musei Civici, Venezia, in the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia and in the Provenance Collections, Tacoma, USA. Morucchio's most recent interventions, like the multimedia installation The Rape of Venice held at Palazzo Mocenigo in 2015, for Biennale di Venezia event MUVE Contemporaneo, deepen sensori-emotional values, even those that sometimes we call judgments of sentiment and taste, and are evidence of the artist's attentive critical reflection on art, culture and the deviancies of our contemporary society.

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