Anna Turina, DONDOLI (SWINGS)
The three oversized rocking horses made of iron – her preferred material – by Anna Turina summarise her poetics in which the world of childhood is analysed with sarcasm and disenchantment.
Often in her work, in fact, the artist re-proposes in sculpture games that evoke children’s pastimes, but inserting a deformed element. In the Dondoli, the lanky structure prevents them from being used and the anthracite colour eliminates any childish references. Their oscillation, therefore, is not the exaltation of a reassuring cradle, but a prefiguration of the uncertainty and instability of adulthood.