For ten years now, the most interesting talents of contemporary sculpture come to the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, lab and observatory of the international art scene on the banks of the Darsena between Porta Genova and Porta Ticinese. The best-known space for experimental works are the Project Rooms where artists under 40 carry out site-specific pieces that involve an entire space. This autumn, it’s Kasper Bosmans’ (1990) turn, working between Brussels and Amsterdam. In a poetic voyage that blends history, popular traditions and technology, the Belgian artist chooses to work sculpture into an installation form. In his works, similar to puzzles, he has evoked the Amber Room of Frederick I and the absolutism of Henry VIII, ancient nautical instruments and maps of the world from the XIII Century. What will he come up with for the Fondazione Pomodoro? He will probably offer us Legends, tiny paintings littered with symbols, codes and heraldic motifs which are used to outline the narratives of his three-dimensional works. The first were used as alternatives to the explanatory panels typical of museums and Bosmans took off from there. “Each of my works is like an onion,” he declared, “I like that there are a lot of layers and openings and that just the tip of the iceberg is revealed. It is a ready-made visual dish and I like to heap information onto it.” At the moment, the theme is top secret.
The Human Project brings us on an interdisciplinary journey which retraces the story of the relationship between humans and their artificial doubles, from the first automatons to cyborgs, from androids to the emotional robots of today.