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Andrea Galvani © 2005-ongoing
Deconstruction of a Mountain #0,
C-print mounted on modular MDF panels, steel
Configuration and dimensions variable
Partial installation view at Revolver Galería

 

DECONSTRUCTION OF A MOUNTAIN

Greek philosophy is said to have been born from stone. While contemplating magnesium, Thales realized the life of the soul. Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle, dedicated an entire volume to the investigation of stone—classifying rocks based on their response to heat, categorizing minerals according to their apparent features, and commenting on the relative hardness of earthen entities. In Deconstruction of a Mountain (2004-ongoing), images and installations become ecosystems—modular fields to enter and inhabit. Landscapes pierced, fractured, deconstructed, and exploded into thousands of pieces. Territories used as weapons, protective shields, habitable architectures. Contorted landscapes, reassembled and restored, divided into new archaeological remains. The project was generated by an act of geopolitical defiance. The artist was obsessively scanning, mapping, drawing, and photographing forbidden military areas, then building mimetic architectures while living illegally on the territory.

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Deconstruction of a Mountain #2
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
108 x 130 x 5.5 cm / 42.5 x 51.2 x 2 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2015
Study for Deconstruction of a Mountain #0,
Collage and inkjet print of
infinitely reconfigurable architectural elements
22 x 28 cm / 8.7 x 11 inches

Andrea Galvani Selected Works | 2006-2016
Curated by Margherita de Pilati
14 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
Partial installation view at the Mart Museum, Trento
Photo by Andrea Cracco

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2010-2015
Blueprint for Deconstruction of a Mountain #0
Inkjet print and photo collage on paper
28 x 44 cm / 11 x 17.3 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Deconstruction of a Mountain #3,
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
70 x 190 cm . 27.7 x 75 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Deconstruction of a Mountain #2
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
108 x 130 x 5.5 cm / 42.5 x 51.2 x 2 inches

Andrea Galvani © 2005
Deconstruction of a Mountain #3
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
70 x 190 cm / 27.7 x 75 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005-ongoing
Deconstruction of a Mountain #0 
C-print mounted on modular MDF panels
Configuration and dimensions variable
Partial installation view at Curro y Poncho, Guadalajara

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Study on Stone and Crystallization,
Pigment liner, pencil, and
Photo collage on archival paper
28 x 44 cm / 11 x 17.3 inches

 

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