The highest aspiration for a sculptor is to set his works in dialogue with the urban fabric and with the landscape. Sculpture, as Hegel puts it, is the taking of a space and it has meaning if it manages to transform the place where it is set. So I am extremely happy that some of my most important works can now interact with these extraordinary places, so filled with history – in the spellbinding Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, and in the Palazzo OPA and the Sinopia Museum.
With the developments of abstractionism and constructivism, sculpture can once again return outdoors in a new way and resume its active dialogue with the public, banishing all form of celebratory monumentalism.
Arnaldo Pomodoro, April 2015