• "CRACK"


Crack, a sculpture by Jacopo Mandich, Italian master, was installed on Solnechnaya Street near the office of Magnezit Group in Satka.

It is the second sculpture created by the Italian within Invisible Forces project. Last year, sculpture "Invisible Forces no. 2 / Forze Invisibili Vuoto 0.2" was installed on Solnechnaya Street.

The Italian sculptor worked on his creation of magnesium carbonate in 2019, within art-residence of Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.

According to the author, "the Crack" is a monumental work carved from a large piece of magnesium carbonate. In the center we can see a force of destruction illuminated in blue. The art object has the form of the symbol associated with femininity, creation archetype. "Accidental rupture of the matter and the choice of blue color can have a variety of symbolic meanings: a river, a sign left on the stone by a lightning, a lava flow taking different directions, a supernatural or divine sign, a visual form the first disruption in the synthesis in the Big Bang giving rise to the creation, a connection between the elements of heaven and earth" – says Mandich.

Works on the sculpture installation are in progress, the crack will be illuminated with a LED strip on the inside, just as the first object of the Invisible Forces series.

This year a book "Invisible Power" by Jacopo Mandich was published with the support of the Sobranie Fund, which is addressed to the works of the Italian sculptor. The remarkable thing is that the author began his collaboration with Satka in summer 2015. At that time, within the third Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, he created an unusual art object named "Explosion" of metal, magnesium carbonate and dolomite, a sculpture of periclase and a work "To the Last Stone" featured in the final exhibition of the Biennial in Yekaterinburg. Some of the works by Mandich are in the Magnezite museum. The new publication on his works is available there as well as in the Art-Satka creative public space.

Source: Magnezitovets. Photos by Vasiliy Maksimov, Nikita Isakov and Denis Shakirov.