Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary
Ugo Rondinone, ‘Turn back time, Let’s start this day again,’, 2009, Arsenal Contemporary

Let’s Turn Back Time, Let’s Start This Day Again is an immense aluminum-cast sculpture of a 2000-year-old olive tree from Naples. By casting the tree in aluminum, Rondinone bars the organic from becoming perishable and denies the inevitable passage of time, while simultaneously capturing 1000s of years of growth.

About Ugo Rondinone

Ranging from installations to psychedelic paintings to large-scale drawings, Ugo Rondinone’s eclectic work balances on the razor’s edge between euphoria and depression. His signature incandescent colors and Pop references, as in his rainbow-hued and neon-lit sign pieces, turn cultural clichés (“Hell, Yes!”) into material for a contemporary Arte Povera, recycling old catchphrases, repurposed cement, or cast-off clothes. Similarly, his sculptures often transform everyday objects by casting them in bronze, giving them an artificial permanence that both underscores and denies their perishability. Rondinone represented Switzerland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Swiss, b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland, based in New York, New York