“Lazzarini Pickering / Mobile Mobile” at Magazzino

For its creators, Mobile/Mobile was begat by design; it rigorously obeys the laws that classify it within the category of useful and utilizable objects. It was conceived, designed and built around two requisites: function and functionality. We should not, however, let this lead us into our habitual relationship with objects, in which they are seen as blunt and passive – here, function is not unitary, it doubles and multiplies.

 

Lazzarini Pickering, Mobile Mobile, 2018, Polished steel, lacquer panel, mirror glass © Magazzino

Lazzarini Pickering, Mobile Mobile, 2018, Polished steel, lacquer panel, mirror glass © Magazzino

 

It begins an almost Dadaist conversation with Carl Pickering and Claudio Lazzarini, architects rather than artists (accuracy obliges), about this mobile/mobile with its severe lines and kaleidoscopic surfaces… A work that seems to have been generated by the explosion of an abstract and geometric painting, in the Bordeaux red of these rooms, resembling at times a veritable installation that toys with our perception by breaking up lines and multiplying reflections. Following in its parents’ artistic footsteps, one might say… even if the “a” word is best avoided. (more…)