second half of the Seventies and throughout the Eighties Papasso some
creates some absolutely new collections of engravings. The art of engraving
is not the result of a subordination - in a different technical context
- to creations directly made on the surface of boards, but it draws on
matrices lying in a time and space of which the author himself is unaware.
It is not by chance that the man of letters and poet Edoardo Sanguineti
counterpoints Papasso’s engravings with words of poetry.
These collections were accompanied by: Aldo Cairola for "GENEALOGY 1976";
Gillo Dorfles for "CANTA 1981"; Edoardo Sanguineti for "RE/SPIRA 1982", with
a poetical reading of Papasso’s engravings (triplex acrostic); Carlo
Argan for "FORMA NATURAE (archetypes & C.), 1983"; Edoardo Saguineti
for "PROMEMORIA and PRO-MEMORIA 1986/92"; in 1989 Gillo Dorfles sums up
this period of time dwelling on some engravings belonging to the collection
"CANTA of 1981".
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Raccolta Incisoria "CANTA", 1981
Raccolta Incisoria "RE/SPIRA", 1982
Raccolta Incisoria "FORMA NATURAE",1983
Raccolta Incisoria "PROMEMORIA", 1986/92
we meet in the course of our life - whether we see or hear, whether we
are interested or indifferent, we like it or not - all this becomes memory!
Art is for everybody, art is willing to produce
energy, to satisfy our real needs, to suggest to us which life path
something we do not see nor feel. What we see and feel is nothing but
a product of art"