ENZO MARI

Installation view of 'The Intellectual Work' at Tanya Leighton Gallery


Installation view of 'The Intellectual Work' at Tanya Leighton Gallery


Beninning of the 1960s, Bologna,
215 grams, ebony;
small sculpture by a Japanese woodcarver, given by Dino Gavina to E.M.



End of the 1980s, Milan,
540 grams, cast iron, overprinted rubber and steel;
paperweight designed by E.M. for Danese.



1980s, Fossadello di Caorso (Brescia),
125 grams, steel;
sample of deep-drawing.



1960s, Milan,
395 grams, brass water tap fixed to an iron pulley.



1990s, Milan,
745 grams, iron;
component of an electric motor found in a dumping.



Beginning of the 1970s, Milan,
385 grams, iron;
component of an electric iron with a piece of wood fixed to it.



Beginning of the 1980s, Milan,
1625 grams, cast iron;
doorknocker from the front door of E.M.’s studio, picked up when the removed door was to be transported to the dumping.



End of the 1950s, Milan,
1045 grams, glass and brass;
inkstand from the beginning of the 20th century bought at the Fiera di Senigallia flea market in Milan for about 2 euro.



1990s, Nagasaki (Japan),
775 grams, forged iron;
wirepuller found near an abandoned railway.



1970s Anacapri (Naples),
495 grams, iron and brass;
leg of a flamingo sculpture originally placed on a fountain, completed with an old drawer knob.



End of the 1980s, Carrara,
560 grams, fragment of a multiple by Aldo Loris Rossi found in the workshop of a marble-cutter.



Mid-1990s, Berlin,
490 grams, aluminium, steel and plastic;
lever of a mechanic lathe found in the factory Königliche
Porzellan Manufaktur.



1970s, Milan,
1355 grams;
designed by E.M. for the promotion of an American multinational company of advertising.



Beginning of the 2000s, Tunisi (Tunisia),
1125 grams, metal alloy;
ancient paperweight bought from a suk for about 12 euro.



1990s, Levallois-Perret Cedex (France),
925 grams, printed glass,
fragment of a sculpture found among the production rejects of the Daum factory.



Beginning of the 1980s, Cogne (Aosta),
595 grams, slate;
fragment of an electric panel found in an abandoned mine.



1980s, Alsace (France),
140 grams, glass;
object found in the workshop of a French glassworks.



End of the 1950s, Milan,
2180 grams, iron;
cube used as a support during the drilling process of unfinished iron products; a gift by the forgeman to E.M.



Beginning of the 2000s, Milan,
980 grams, fossil shell given by Michele Mari to his father.



End of the 1980s, Carrara,
765 grams, white marble;
sample of drawing.



End of the 1950s, Milan,
1610 grams, forged iron;
junction from a scaffolding of Innocenti tubes,
picked up during the dismantling.



Enzo Mari in conversation with curator Barbara Casavecchia at designtransfer, UdK Berlin, 5 September 2011


Enzo Mari in conversation with curator Barbara Casavecchia at designtransfer, UdK Berlin, 5 September 2011


Enzo Mari in conversation with curator Barbara Casavecchia at designtransfer, UdK Berlin, 5 September 2011