Roma II | Fabrizio Plessi | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Fabrizio Plesi: Roma II

10.02.2001 - 06.02.2002

Fabrizio Plessi, one of the most influential European video artists, combines a fascination with materiality, stemming from the tradition of Italian Arte Povera, with an interest in video, experimental media, and site-specific installation. All of Plessi's monumental and baroque installations capture forces such as water and fire and juxtapose them with elements of the built environment in an attempt to question our ideas about history, memory, and landscapes both constructed and natural. In Roma II, Plessi explores the viewer's relationship to the natural environment-directly encountered as slate stones and mediated through video monitors displaying running water.

Presentation made possible thanks to Gruppo EUROMOBIL.


Fabrizio Plessi
Roma II, 1988
Single-channel video and sound installation with television monitors, wooden structure, and travertine marble
Dimensions variable
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Foundation, New York
Promised gift, Marino and Peola Golinelli, 1999