In the Sala delle Cariatidi, at the Palazzo Reale from 27 October until january 2022 will be hold a great monographic exhibition of Pablo Atchugarry, a well-known Uruguayan sculptor, who since the 1970s has been divided between Italy, the United States and Uruguay.

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan Cultura, Palazzo Reale, Skira Editore and Euromobil Group, Zalf, Désirée, the exhibition is curated by the art critic Marco Meneguzzo, in collaboration with the artist, and created in the setting by Reggiani for the lighting part.

The exhibition aims to be a point of reflection and a tribute to the great career of Pablo Atchugarry, a sculptor who with his international fame, the curriculum of exhibitions, the presence in the most important collections in the world, and his global market results, constitutes the real example of an artist who was able to concentrate the globalized taste of all collectors and experts in the world in his work.

An activity that in the last twenty years has focused on large marble sculptures - all worked and sculpted personally - which now, as part of the latest production, are giving way to reflections always on the sinuous and linear forms of nature, but dug directly into the wood or emerging from the trunks of centuries-old olive trees.

“There are many secrets. I once wrote that marble has a thin and delicate voice, but if we are attentive and have the patience to listen to it, it tells us several secrets that could be suggestions on how to work it, or how far to go and what are its limits ... So in this reading, one has the task of really listening, to know which part of the surface he will choose, if he can really take it off or leave it, before being able to do it concretely. So these secrets mean truly entering the interiority of the material and it is then that you breathe, almost in unison, with the rhythm marked by the marble. So this is a universe ”.

Pablo Atchugarry states in an interview released in 2006 and republished among the texts in the catalog. The exhibition translates a project that is particularly complex in various aspects, including the weight and number of works - over 40, which vary over the years of production - that interact with the very present and evocative architecture of the Sala delle Cariatidi; the latter still bears the signs of the fire that devastated it during the war. This too is the "life of matter", which gives the exhibition its title. An important, unique exhibition, a dutiful homage from Milan, the first city to be visited by a young Uruguayan artist who had just arrived in Italy, in the early 1970s.

an exhibition by Municipality of Milan – Culture Office, Palazzo Reale catalog Skira editore

curated by Marco Meneguzzo

Opening Times

Holidays 1° nov 10:00 - 19:30; 7,8,26 dec e 6 jan 10 - 19.30; 24 e 31 dec 10 - 14:30 25 dec 14:30 - 18:30; 1° jan 14:30 - 19:30.

Info and Booking

Free entry