Franco Monari


Coag _W4
(objects, 2018-2019)




“Coag _W4” è un progetto che esplora il tema della rovina. Gli oggetti rappresentati sono indefiniti, senza un'identità ben chiara e la loro collocazione temporale rimane enigmatica, acquisiscono la capacità di accendere l’immaginazione. Essi diventano la rovina che, citando Auge “sfugge al tempo reale”, quella che riesce a risvegliare nello spettatore “la coscienze della mancanza” e diventa per ciascuno spettatore il proprio simbolo del tempo perduto o del desiderio ancora da costruire.

“Coag _W4” is a project that explores the theme of ruin. Even though the objects represented are indefinite, without a clear identity, and their location in time remains enigmatic, they acquire the ability to trigger imagination. They become the ruin that quoting Marc Auge escapes real time, the one that manages to awaken in the viewer the consciousness of what’s missing and becomes for each spectator his own symbol of past time or desire still to build. 


Lapidarium, 2018-2019 (installation view)
dimensions variable


Lapidarium, 2018-2019 (details of the installation)
Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, dimensions variable



1 / 9
X166, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 32x14x34 cm
2 / 9
98, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster and paint, 30x13x16 cm
3 / 9
111, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 30x15x23 cm
4 / 9
133, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 45x23,5x12 cm
5 / 9
A69, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 25x25x12 cm
6 / 9
A80, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 44x24x14 cm
7 / 9
B122+B121, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 33x12x11 cm + 35x11,5x12 cm
8 / 9
A71, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 25x17x12 cm
9 / 9
A50d, 2019 | Expanded polystyrene, plaster, lichen and paint, 37x13x8 cm






Et Pro Arbitrio, 2019 (installation view)
Expanded polystyrene, plaster and paint (four units)
60x184x5 cm