Beauty and despair come together in “Homeless” Jim Hager’s marble sculptures on display in Pietrasanta through Oct. 30, 2022.
Marble sculptures recounting experiences of marginalization, marble sculpts torn cardboard. The cardboard of the homeless.
We are honored to host Hager’s work in our city,” the words of the mayor, Alberto Stefano Giovannetti, “an artist who has always contributed to enhancing Pietrasanta’s artistic and artisanal heritage and who, today, enriches it with a humanly engaging and profound journey, in its raw everydayness, from which unfortunately even Italian society cannot consider itself an outsider.
The project of Jim Hager, an American sculptor who is opening his own studio in Pietrasanta, is driven by a desire to learn more about the homeless in his community.
His marble sculptures, seemingly as fragile as cardboard, trace many personal stories united by the absence of ties, hidden in a society that passes them by without noticing them.
You don’t have to be afraid of me. What I’m going through you won’t understand, but you can help me…
The sculptures are complemented by images by photographer Paola Tazzini Cha that present us with the places where the idea for the project was born, contributing to enrich the meaning of the exhibition.
The “Homeless” exhibition, sponsored by the City of Pietrasanta, will be open until Oct. 30, daily from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday also in the morning, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Information at 0584-795500 or www.museodeibozzetti.it
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