2016 Mystery Shapes (Rome)
This installation was conceived for the Palazzaccio (the “ugly Palace”), a wedding cake architecture of the 1900’s, that is the seat of the Supreme Court in Rome.
However, at the last minute permission was denied.
Luckily an art-loving landlord put forward a building in via del Corso.
Of course it might be seen as an homage to Christo, but it was really hard to resist the temptation to wrap up the two nondescript sculptural groups sitting on the top of the building and trasform them into a disquieting presence.
Once wrapped in cheap canvas, each group became a single bulky three-headed entity.
Forgotten divinities on the top of an overdecorated urban shrine?
Public figures condemned to damnatio memoriae?
Or maybe just a publicity stunt: the superheroes, yet to be revealed, of a Marvel movie soon to be released?