Thru 08 August 2011
Ferrari made his first wire-based sculpture in 1961. He began by knotting or securing the wires with washers and later employed soldering. Tower of Babel is one of his emblematic works from the 1960s. It evokes an edifice, perhaps an imaginary jail for the military, according to notes in his sketchbooks, with crumpled sheets of copper and bronze inserted in the body of the wire column. Ferrari continued making wire sculptures during his exile in Brazil in the 1980s, turning them into musical instruments or, as he calls them, ‘artefacts for drawing sounds’.blog comments powered by Disqus
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Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern art. Located in London, it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art. The other three galleries are Tate Britain, also in London, Tate Liverpool, in the north-west, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west. The entire Tate Collection is available online.