Cecil Balmond unveils new sculpture, Strange Attractor, at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Italy, as part of their Equilibrium exhibition opening 19th June 2014!
Invited to create a work of art exploring the theme of ‘equilibrium’ for Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Cecil Balmond has produced Strange Attractor; a sculpture inspired by the complexity and strength of the muscles and tendons in the human foot. Formed from polished stainless steel and precariously balanced, Strange Attractor appears as a series of arcs that orbit around a floating core. Reflecting the surrounding light and hues on its surface, the sculpture expresses the dialogue between compression and tension in a vital and elegant balance of linear and curved line.
Equilibrium is conceived and curated by Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti in collaboration with Emmanuele Enria. The exhibition’s locus is equilibrium in motion and Salvatore Ferragamo’s deep understanding of the physical and spiritual connection between the parts of the body in the act of walking. Equilibrium features an exceptional roster of loans from prestigious international collections such as the The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; the Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Visitors will experience works by contemporary artists Marina Abramovic, Antony Gormley, Bill Viola and Giulio Paolini; luminaries such as Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Adriano Cecioni, Henri Matisse and Auguste Rodin as well as number of rare antiquities