In his works, Alessandro Biggio (b. Cagliari, 1974; lives and works in Cagliari and Calasetta, Italy) uses materials such as ash, clay, and canvas, which he transforms into explorations in the field of sculpture and installation. The unfolding of the often repetitive and at times seemingly ritualistic creative process becomes the central concern of aesthetic reflection in the artist’s conceptually driven works. Constituted in minor steps, the work is often created over long periods of time. The temporal dimension thus proves to be the intrinsic material of his art, which has references to Arte Povera.
The book explores the philosophical questions of being, which are elementary for Biggio. In a collaborative interplay between his works and Michael Höpfner’s photographs, the monograph shows the artist’s vibrant oeuvre and locates it in his homeland Sardinia––between Calasetta and Cagliari, exploring the meaning of home. With essays by Heike Eipeldauer, Lorenzo Giusti, David Komary, Marta Papini, and Giacomo Spissu.
January 6, 2024