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Archè, 2024

Archè is a stainless steel sculpture composed of five gothic-arches, each six meters in height, evoking the shape of cross fade equal power. It's installed in the hills between Santa Veneranda and Cinque Torri, Pesaro and is entirely immersed in the natural element. Starting from the etymology of the Greek word 'archè,' meaning 'origin,' Andreoni draws inspiration from the so-called Anemoscopio Boscovich, a Lunense marble disk dating back to the 2nd century AD, now preserved at the Oliveriano Archaeological Museum in Pesaro: broken into two pieces, its upper face displays the map, while on the thickness face, the Greek names, transliterated into Latin, of twelve winds are inscribed. Archè for Friedrich Andreoni is a circular dance, a repeated motion that begins and ends always at the same point, to the extent of confusing its origin. The apparent movement of the arches, five like the characters in Henri Matisse's "La Danse" (1909), oscillates in the continuous repetition of the same motif, whose volumes inhabit the memory of places and time.

Text by Caterina Angelucci

(Installation in Santa Veneranda – Iron profiles)

Dimensions: 600 × 500 cm

Patrons and funder: La Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024, Giorgia and Maura

Commissioned by: La Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, Pesaro Italian Capital of Culture 2024

Thanks: Daniele Vimini, Matteo Ricci, Giordano Tamanti, Ugo Schiaratura, Vito Maulucci, Mara Polloni, Kyra Santaniello, Massimo & Mara, Maura Nobilini & Giorgia Ottalevi, Anna Caterina Cornacchini, Alessandro Ciuffetti, Gianluca Stefanelli, Alessandro Ambrosini, Christoph Volbers, Tommaso Sartini, Giorgio Di Domenico, Cornelia Mattiacci, Paolo Piccioli, Tommaso Lodovici, Antonio Berloni e la Famiglia Berloni, Giorgio Tamburini, Martina Tagliabracci, Carlo Crovato, Roberto Rosati, Joe Greek, Gianco, Ermal, Beppe Fiore, Maurizio Mazzini, Domenico Amoruso, Gessi Marco, Centro Operativo Comune di Pesaro, La Fondazione Pescheria – Centro Arti Visive, The City of Pesaro, Santa Veneranda & Le Cinque Torri, SLAM Metal, Arturo Mancini Ferro, Naïve Recording Studio, Litocolor Snc, il Comune di Pesaro, and all those who supported and helped by the project.

Archè (2024) Installation View - Friedrich Andreoni
Archè (2024) Installation View - Friedrich Andreoni