Massimo Bartolini makes, amongst other things, sculptures, performances, videos and photographs, but is best known for his large-scale, experiential installations or ‘animated architecture’. He manipulates objects and architectural elements and invalidates their functions and meanings. In this way, Bartolini destabilises or confuses our perceptions and experiences. He subtly plays with light, smell and sound. Bartolini’s often sensual work creates space for illusion, fantasy, utopia and nostalgia in a poetic and sometimes playful way. It invites us to reflect, in a manner that verges on the meditative, upon expectations, (im)mutability and the way in which we observe things.
year and place of birth: 1962, Cecina, Italy
whereabouts: Cecina, Italy