In an ideal continuity with the painting The Sea of
Ice by Caspar David Friedrich, Claudio Parmiggiani
presents a composition that combines monumentality
and fragility. In the middle of the wall is a huge
anchor: suspended and stranded. This “appearance”
causes an explosion. Before us, countless fragments
of a mirror. The balance is violated. We breathe in a
tragic vertigo: the abyss of a shipwreck that has just
taken place. The Archive of Memory is in this case a
work that is a catalogue of historical, artistic, cultural
and alchemical references: the engraving by Albrecht
, Melencolia I (1514).


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