Pluto / Proserpina, solo exhibition by artist Quayola at the mudaC museum in Carrara
From 28 October 2023, artist Quayola’s solo exhibition at the mudaC in Carrara is underway; on show, until 3 March 2024, are four sculptures from the Pluto cycle #F_03_S4 and the frieze Pluto and Proserpina Frieze #I_01 sculpted using a robot and inspired by Michelangelo’s “non-finito”, a recurring technique in the experiments of the Roman artist and performer.
The sculptural group, made of expanded polyurethane, exhibited at the mudaC in Carrara is inspired by the Rape of Proserpine, an Ovidian myth from the Metamorphoses, and by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s marble masterpiece (in the photo), conserved at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
In the myth, Pluto, god of the underworld, abducts the young Proserpina while she is intent on picking flowers and drags her with him to hell, a brutal act that Quayola interrupts before its conclusion by stopping its form in his unfinished work.
Find out more about the exhibition on the mudaC website