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Minus Six

Phosphorescent white-painted iron rods, iron fitting element

160 x 330 x 160 cm (six rods 160 x Ø 1 cm each)

Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, Turin

Gift of the artist, 25 October 2012, archive no. GPO-0096

Six iron rods painted with phosphorescent white paint mounted on a connecting element mirror the three perpendicular planes forming the corner of a room and the respective diagonals. The work reproduces the structural design of Narciso (GPO-0095), representing its negative.

2008-09 Shanghai, SUPEC Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Energie sottili della materia / Subtle Energies of Matter, 15 January - 24 February 2008, touring to: Beijing, China National Academy of Painting, 7 March - 1 April 2008; Shenzhen, He Xiangning Art Museum, 14 May - 25 June 2008; Seoul, July - September 2008; Saluzzo, La Castiglia, 3 April - 10 May 2009, col. repr. p. 61 (installation in a dark environment), catalogue entry by M. Vescovo p. 60.
M. Disch, Giulio Paolini. Catalogo ragionato 1960-1999, vol. 1 (Milan: Skira editore, 2008), cat. no. 96 p. 125, col. repr.
F. Belloni, “Il tutto nell’uno. Giulio Paolini e Jorge Luis Borges”, in Prospettiva 186 (Siena), April, 2022 [sic!, June, 2023], p. 78, col. repr. no. 4 p. 80.
Entry by Maddalena Disch , 23/02/2024