May 2, 2018, 4 pm
San Servolo Island
Venice International University is proud to announce that a sculpture by the world-famous Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro has been put on display in front of the main building on the island of San Servolo.
The "Disk in the shape of a desert rose n. 1", from 1993, will be officially unveiled on 2 May 2018 at 4 pm.
The fiberglass "Disk" measures 320 x 100 cm.
In this work there is a precise connection to the desert roses that mysteriously appear in African sands.
The reference to the natural process of crystallization is a metaphor of the tiring yet unstoppable principle of germination.
The disk's profile underlines the tension and the stretching between the two faces, revealing the internal nerve structure and the pulsating heart of the matter.
The "Disk" is on loan courtesy of Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan.
The sculpture is on display on the Island of San Servolo thanks to the generous support of San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia.