After studying literature and anthropology, Richard Nonas (1936, New York) turned to sculpture in the early 1970s. In 2013, a new version of the sculpture he first presented on the third floor of MAMCO was reinstalled on the first floor. Consisting of 37 steel pieces, the work adapts to the space it fills, and reconfigures it. The work immediately calls to mind a Minimalist aesthetic: simplicity, modularity, lack of lyricism, and repetition of forms, which is embraced by the work as a whole. The features are representative of American art from the late 1960s. The piece also uses horizontality for its spatial existence, a sculptural technique often used by the American artists of Nonas’ generation, such as Robert Morris and Carl Andre. It runs counter to the history of classical statuary, which offered vertically aligned forms that the viewer could walk around. In this work the ground itself becomes the support.