Four PVC coated Greek columns in the Brescia underground

The Greek artist Andreas X. Angelidakis completed a site-specific work as part of Subbrixia, a contemporary art project for the northern Italian city's metro stations.

On February 12, 2024, BrixiaDue opened in Brescia, northern Italy: a monumental site-specific work conceived by Greek artist Andreas X. Angelidakis for the entrance of Bresciadue station, via Cefalonia. The intervention is part of SUBBRIXIA, the contemporary art collection that unfolds as a large public exhibition along the 17 stations of the Brescia metro, promoted by UBI Fondazione CAB and realized with Gruppo Brescia Mobilità and the Municipality of Brescia, with curatorial coordination by NERO.

Like in an imaginary archaeological discovery, four imposing Greek columns, each 13 meters long, transform the steel buttresses overlooking the descent to the tracks by wrapping them in a rockwool layer and a pvc external coating.
The artist, who describes himself as “an architect who does not build,” chose to intervene directly on the structural elements of the station, creating an ambitious project that required a long phase of analysis and realization. In his view, architecture is a research tool for exploring forms, functions, and the specificities of places, revealing new aspects and meanings.

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