To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle | Scale – Nomas Foundation

Installation view


The last chapter of To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle will be open until July 25th comprises a core group of works from the Nomas Foundation collection in a project meant to address issues of scale.

By focusing on the the relationship between work and sketch, Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni intend to elicit a reflection on the artists’ interpretation of issues such as matter, space and prospective. Juxtaposed to the themes of copy and original, model and work, is a desire to include viewers in the exhibition by allowing them to use their bodies as a term of comparison and measurement in relation to the works.

The meaning of scale in this projects thus includes all of the above-mentioned aspects to reveal the performative aspect of contemporary sculpture, addressing the loss of the centrality of the object in terms of relationship and duration, spatiality and temporality.

Following an itinerary through the city with artist Italo Zuffi, a studio visit with artist Nunzio, a performance by Bettina Buck, tomorrow morning at 11.30am, at Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, will be holding a lecture on the relationship between sculpture form and viewer’s body.

To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle continues Nomas Foundation’s ongoing investigation on visual art’s languages, following A Theatre Cycle, 2013; A Painting Cycle, 2012; A Film Cycle, 2011; A Performance Cycle, 2010.


Nomas Foundation – Viale Somalia 33, Roma
June 5 – July 25, 2014

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna – Viale delle Belle Arti 131, Roma
Lecture by Lisa Le Feuvre, Friday June 27th at 11.30am


Nunzio, Senza titolo, 2011/2014
Courtesy the artist


Flavio Favelli, Maison (verde Alpi), 2005
Courtesy the artist



Flavio Favelli, Maison (giallo Siena), 2005
Courtesy the artist



Flavio Favelli, Maison, 2005
Courtesy the artist


Bettina Buck, Two girls looking, 2009
Courtesy the artist and Rokeby, London



Chiara Camoni, Luca ovvero San Giorgio e il Drago ovvero San Michele, 2010
Courtesy the artist and SpazioA, Pistoia


Ute Müller, Untitled, 2014
Courtesy the artist


Attila Csörgö, Spherical Vortex II, 1999
Courtesy Collezione Raffaella e Stefano Sciarretta, Nomas Foudation, Roma


Italo Zuffi, La replica, 2009
Courtesy the artist and Pinksummer, Genova