The fourth volume in the series “In collezione,” curated by the Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, presents an interpretation of the work Lo spazio (1967), mainly based on the relationship between the work, the space, and the viewer. In addition to tracing the genesis of this theme in Paolini’s previous output, Riccardo Cuomo especially focuses on the intricate juxtaposition between the conceptual and physical-perceptive elements that distinguish the work analysed. The author also compares the tautological and linguistic component of Lo spazio with several contemporary works by Luciano Fabro and Alighiero Boetti, as well as with other works by Paolini.
Riccardo Cuomo earned a degree in Art History at the Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” in Rome (2012), where he is at present completing his doctorate in Contemporary Art History with a project centred on a study of the relationship between Arte Povera and Italian Kinetic-Programmed Art. He has published the essay “Le forme della logica. Il cinema di Richard Serra” (Art & dossier 296, 2013), taken from his dissertation, and he has also collaborated on the volume Carlo Alberto Petrucci. Direttore e artista (Rome: Palombi, 2014). His writings include the essay “Luciano Fabro e il Gruppo T” (Predella 37, forthcoming).