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Colonna infinita in piazza Duomo
June 14, 2024

Park Eun Sun's major exhibition enlivens summer in Pietrasanta

From June 15 to Sept. 22 in Cathedral Square, Carducci Square and in the Church and Cloister of St. Augustine

"Suffering begets beauty, and in the split and recomposed stone, harmony is reconstituted, the result of the creative act": the words of Park Eun Sun, the South Korean-born artist and honorary citizen of Pietrasanta since 2021 who, from Saturday, June 14 to September 22, is the protagonist of the major exhibition of the summer in Pietrasanta, spread between the Duomo and Carducci squares and the spaces of the monumental complex built by the Augustinian Friars.

Three Infinite Columns stand in Piazza Duomo, in a perpetual play of light between marble and sky and with those deep fractures running across the smooth, polished surfaces, symbolizing, on the one hand, suffering and, on the other, reconstruction and rebirth. Other works, greet visitors and citizens at the entrance to Piazza Carducci, almost a prelude to the spectacular installation inside the church of Sant'Agostino where, in the austere penumbra of the place, columns of emptied and illuminated marble spheres mark another step forward in Park's artistic experimentation. Isolated stands out, then, in the space of the Choir, a bronze column covered with gold leaf, almost a precious seal on the exhibition route. With a sparkle of reflections, on the other hand, bronze sculptures and, previously unseen, paintings and drawings by Park Eun Sun are presented in the Chapter Room; finally, in the Putti Room, there are works by Lee Kyung Hee, Kim Jae Kyeong, Nam So Hyeon, Lee Bon Gyu and Hiromasa Abe, respectively wife and former collaborators of the Korean sculptor.

The exhibition, sponsored by the City of Pietrasanta, is organized in collaboration with the Contini Art Gallery of Venice and the Banca della Versilia Lunigiana e Garfagnana, the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Italy and the Korean Cultural Institute. The exhibition venues at the Complex of St. Augustine are open, again with free admission, until June 30, Tuesday through Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday also from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; from July 1, visiting hours are extended to the entire week (also from 7 p.m. to midnight), Saturday, Sunday and holidays also in the morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).


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