First and foremost, the work donated to the Hospice by Bergonzoni introduces a feature that is characteristic of the artist’s complete works. The titles, like theatrical plays, are closely linked with stage representation whether this be scenic or visual. This work is entitled Gli Scissi (Sundered Elements) – a title/artwork which immediately demands that the viewer approach to discover what cannot be seen from a distance: a compact agglomerate of dross, sludge, and industrial dust, authentic finds that are cast in the role of works of art. The matter relates how before it was assembled as an art form, it was first discovered, touched, handled, and finally projected into “another” dimension where questions may be asked but which do not necessarily receive an answer. And here the voyage of Bergonzoni begins: “What happens to all the reject matter discarded from the thoughts or forms that remain? Does it continue to evolve, does it remain, where does it go?”


  • Title: Gli scissi
  • Creator: Alessandro Bergonzoni
  • Date Created: 2011/2011
  • Physical Dimensions: w180 x h60 cm
  • Type: Inseparable diptych (2 pieces)
  • Rights: http://www.doutdo.it/copyright.html
  • Medium: Grindstone dust, cooled sludge on wooden panels
  • Donor: Alessandro Bergonzoni

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