Friday, December 11, 2009

Cecco Bonanotte’s History: No. 5

In the Ocean Expo in Okinawa that commemorated Okinawa's reversion in 1975, Flight-Awaiting 1975 was exhibited as the representative work of contemporary Italian art in the Italian Pavilion. He came to Japan for the first time in this year. It’s when he was 32 years old.

Since the end of the Expo, this work has been placed in Italian Embassy at Mita Minato-ku, Tokyo. As a bird -Uccello- that symbolizes human freedom and spirit, Human hope -Attesa- flies freely into the sky leaving the trajectory. It’s a very romantic scene. The antique-looking bronze makes us feel the passage of human history.

In this year, his first exhibition in Japan “Cecco Bonanotte” was held at the Tokyo branch of Osaka Formes Gallery.