::.. The Museum ..::


The Pierelli Hyperspace Sculptures Museum opened in 1991, when the artist purchased the ground floor of a Renaissance palace (c. 1500 A. D.), in the small village of Bomarzo, on a pleasant hill overlooking the Tiber valley, 40miles north of Rome. The building had been used since the 19th century for storing and drying locally grown tobacco leaves. The floor housing the Museum is a single space measuring some 400 sq. m. divided by twin arches in eleven exhibition areas, and situated next to Pierelliís workshop. In front of the entrance there is a sculpture garden where Pierelliís largest works are located. Inside the Museum, sculptures are displayed so as to lead the visitor through the successive stages of Pierelliís work from the late sixties to today. In the course of a process of research and experimentation that would ultimately lead to an esthetical theory known as Dimensionalism, the Artist unwittingly anticipated future developments in scientific thought by representing in three dimensional space the latest theories in hyperspace, or space with n-dimensions. In one particular case (a church designed on hyperspace principles) only after building a small scale model of the building did the artist discover that his intuition coincided perfectly with the description of the New Jerusalem in the Apostle Johnís Revelation. In the Museum, students and scholars may consult the archives containing all relevant data on Pierelliís work as well as literature on his aesthetic vision, exemplified in his works over the years. This integration of documentation and works of art has resulted in the Museumís proving especially suited to studies in museology, conducted initially by the University of Viterbo and later by the La Sapienza University of Rome. Both the institutions have held seminars and courses in the Museum.




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