Works in the public space
Benedetto Bufalino

Le Phare Urbain

Public commissions, 2016

As part of the Giffre Contemporary Art Trail.

“This sculpture evokes the transformation, quite recent, of our modes of communication which today, by their extreme mobility and their virtuality, pose as archaic the previous objects which allowed them.
The visual artist plays in a playful and poetic way with these issues by arranging one of our traditional telephone booths in a very unexpected way on one of the streetlights in the square in front of the Taninges tourist office. A strange association takes place, day and night, where the work will then become the "urban beacon" of the town.
This work is part of the recurring dialogue that contemporary art maintains with everyday objects, diverted, recycled or modified and which since the beginning of the twentieth century have been part of the history of the plastic arts. In this too, the work will fit in an educational way within the diversity of the Giffre Contemporary Art Course".
Alain Livache