“Works in Transition” includes all of these different media. At the center of the exhibition is a rough-hewn sculpture of one of Paladino’s enigmatic human figures on horseback. The work calls to mind a majestic installation of 30 carved horses emerging from a “salt mountain” (made with resin) that he created in at Milan’s Piazzetta Reale in 2011, as well as his contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale
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an installation featuring a sculptural human figure surrounded by white walls scrawled with charcoal markings. The exhibition brings to light Paladino’s elegant embrace of antiquity and modernity—a mix that has become, in short, his hallmark.