Fieramosca Info-point Monument by Arturo Casanova
On the occasion of his participation to the Venice Biennale for the 54th International Art Exhibition, Arturo Casanova presented a monumental work entitled “Fieramosca Info-point Monument”.
The artist created a giant helmet in bronze and steel, 9 metres high and 6 metres large, weighing about 15 tons. The structure is characterised by a 16 degrees inclination of the axis relative to the surface level, made of 150 bronze plaques welded together. This feature makes this work a perfect example of “functional sculpture”.
This bronze monument celebrates the 150° Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, remembering the personality of the condottiero coming from Capua, Ettore Fieramosca. After being displayed at the Venice Biennale in the Arsenale Gardens, the helmet by Fieramosca was placed in Capua, in Piazza Umberto I, turning into an open work of art which is now ‘inhabited’ and used as Info-point.