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Giulia Cenci

The four sculptures by Giulia Cenci (b. 1988, Cortona) are part of a series entitled Territory (2019). Anchored to the floor and walls, they appear to invade and occupy the space, creating an immersive, anthracite-grey environment. Industrial materials such as metal, polyurethane resin, epoxy clay and foam are contrasted with others that provide a more singular point of reference such as grease or dust from the artist's studio. Although abstract in character the sculptures contain identifiable figurative elements that draw diversely on inorganic forms, such as engine fragments, or organic material such as tree branches or part of a wolf's body. These disparate parts are brought together via the casting process, through which raw materials, found elements and moulded forms are combined to produce a complex composition that includes both natural and mechanical references. Exploring contrasting forms and surfaces, from glossy to matte or smooth to rough, each element appears part of a dynamic and chaotic universe.

Giulia Cenci was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2019. Established in 1999, the prize is awarded each year to two young artists exhibiting in the Statements section of the Art Basel fair. Cenci is the fifth artist to enter Mudam's collection with the support of the Baloise Group since the museum became a partner of the Prize in 2015.

Artworks

  1. Giulia Cenci and and selfsame, 2019

    Métal, mousse, branches, pièces de voiture, argile époxy, graisse
    221 x 287 x 74 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2019 - Baloise Group
    © Photo : Katerina Heil

  1. Giulia Cenci ff #01, 2019

    Métal, mousse, résine polyuréthane, poussière du studio de l'artiste
    60 x 100 x 19 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
    Donation 2019 - Baloise Group
    © Photo : Katerina Heil

  1. Giulia Cenci Nightfall, 2019

    Métal, pièces de voiture, mousse, résine polyuréthane, cendre volcanique, cendre de poêle à granulés, charbon d’os
    62 x 278 x 146 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2019 - Baloise Group
    © Photo : Katerina Heil

  1. Giulia Cenci Sola, Alone, 2019

    Métal, pièces de voiture, argile époxy, résine polyuréthane, charbon d'os, asphalte naturel
    231 x 112 x 20 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation Baloise Group
    Donation 2019 - Baloise Group
    © Photo : Katerina Heil

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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