Gustavo Aceves’ Horses are slated to ride through Spring ____________ Pietrasanta Sculpture 2014


Gustavo Aceves, Mexican sculptor, who now lives and works in Pietrasanta, rides onto the city’s main Piazza with “Lapidarium” – an exhibition of his recent work, which will unfold, in four phases, over the next months.

Acevs’ Horses are fragments of our shared past, mythic, elusive, and even shocking. The exhibition has been designed specifically for the Piazza and the Chiostro of Sant’Agostino, the city’s main exhibition spaces. The schedule is as follows: This Saturday, the 22nd of March starts phase one: MARE MORTO – the opening reception is Saturday at 7pm, in the Chiostro. Phase two, MARE NOSTRUM starts the 18th of April, phase three: MARE ROSSO starts on the 17th of May, and finally: MARE NERO, on the 24th of May.

The exhibition of Horses -which sometimes carry fragments of bodies, and not warriors – will continually evolve over the show’s run. Sculptures will be added incrementally, leading up to the exhibition’s climax, which will take place on Pietrasanta’s Pier, in May.

For months, Gustavo Aceves has worked in the city’s artistic laboratories, with some of the best Artigiani the city has, to produce his Horses; some are in bronze, some iron, some in resin, each unique, yet part of a greater dreamlike whole.

The opening reception is this Saturday, the 22nd of May, 2014 at 7pm.

Gustavo Aceves
From the 22nd of March, to late May, 2014
In the Church and Cloister of Sant’Agostino
Hours: From 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm, closed Mondays.
FREE and open to the public.

There will be a press conference earlier on Saturday, where Gustavo Aceves will be celebrated by Pietrasanta’s Mayor, Domenico Lombardi, along with the Mexican Ambassador Miguel Ruíz-Cabañas Izquierdo, along with Francesco Buranelli, secretary of the Pontificia Commissione per i Beni Culturali della Chiesa. The film directors José Botaya and Alfonso Cuarón, wil also be present. And also on hand will be the Artigiani Carlo Barsi, and Adolfo Ugolini, with members of the show’s technical team: Stefano Rossi and Vincenzo Bramanti.

Previously on Art is Life:

Gustavo Aceves exhibits his corpus of mythic fragments in Pietrasanta

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