La vecchia Pescheria di Trieste e la mostra di Kounellis
An exhibition by Jannis Kounellis was organized in Trieste (September, 7th 2013 – February, 2nd 2014) in a building designed and constructed by the architect Giorgio Polli (Trieste, 1862-1942). The building was opened as a Fish-market in 1913, beside the sea and in front of the Neoclassical buildings of the town, but now it is used solely for exhibition purposes. An example of industrial archaeology, the interior has become in Kounellis’s installation an integral part of a sacred epic of the Sea. The artist shows that the value of the building can increase through its technological aspects, the specific relation between its interior and exterior, and also its quality of space and light, and become a sort of “eco-museum”, an expression of the history of Trieste and of that relationship with the sea that determines its cultural identity.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Nicoletta Zanni, "La vecchia Pescheria di Trieste e la mostra di Kounellis" in: "AFAT 32", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2013, pp. 191-202