Since “The Floating Piers,” the temporary, site-specific work of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2016, Lake Iseo has continued to establish connections between art, culture and urban context.
Iseo, the town on the southern shore of the lake, has become an open-air museum thanks to the dialogue between the beauty of nature and the bronze sculptures of Giacinto Bosco in the new exhibition “Doppio Sogno: love between mythology and mythography,” curated by Angelo Crespi.
The exhibition features 40 bronze sculptures hosted in two different locations: the Arsenal and the lakeside, where there are the largest and most representative sculptures of a love story between two lovers. In his works, Giacinto Bosco addresses the myth of love in a personal way. The sculptures depict two lovers at times quite distant from one another, other times tightened or hugging each other reaching for the moon.
Looking at the works carefully, we notice some hidden details: small mirrored moons and outstretched or intertwined hands. The artist’s poetic vision generates a dialogue with the landscape creating a romantic and evocative story where love will always triumph.
Giacinto Bosco’s sentiment reflects the materiality of bronze that reveal the lightness of love. The two lovers appear to be filled with the desire to love and to be loved. The peculiar texture of the bronze is the result of a technique invented by the artist that consists of overlapping leaves of the prickly pear that create a connection with his native land: Sicily.
Marco Ghitti, the mayor of Iseo, also underlined the oneiric aspect of the project and encouraged citizens, visitors and tourists alike to look at the sculptures as a daydream. A request to still believe in dreams and in the power of love that allows us to reach for the moon simply to give it to the person we love.
“GIACINTO BOSCO. DOPPIO SOGNO. L’amore tra mitologia e mitografia” is on view until September 11; around Iseo (BS), Lungolago and Arsenale (vicolo Malinconia, 2).