Apulia's Medieval Castles Host Arnaldo Pomodoro Exhibit

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:30

Three medieval castles in Apulia built by emperor Frederick II are the setting for an exhibition featuring sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro’s works.

The exhibition, on view until November 30, features 24 works, including scepters, shields, spears of light, rods, and spheres, ancient emblems revisited with a contemporary twist by the artist known for his “Sphere Within Sphere” sculpture, located at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, which inspired several subsequent versions, on display in many important settings around the world, including the Vatican Museums.  

The three castles hosting the exhibition are the Castello Svevo in Bari, the Castel del Monte in Andria and the Castello Svevo in Trani. The setting always plays an important role in Pomodoro’s sculpture, as the artist himself has pointed out: “The concerns of my work as an artist have always centered on the relationship between the individual sculpture and the space in which it is sited.”

Pomodoro’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at major museums.