Since 1998, MARIA has been installed in cathedrals, churches, universities and art centers throughout Europe and Asia.

In the exhibitions and installations that Guido Detoni della Grazia conceives and creates, we are invited to hold a reproduction of the original sculpture in our hands. As music and fragrance accompany us, we see 33 MARIA statues, carved in wood or marble from around the world, suspended within glass columns in the presence of her enlarged marble figure.

When she is so small that she disappears in our hand, we perceive her by touch, and when she is contained in glass or enlarged in marble, we perceive her only by sight. When our hands contain the reproduction of the original, we perceive her simultaneously by both touch and sight.

The structure and geometry of the installations – triangle, square, cross and alpha-omega – reinforce the symbolism of the Icon MARIA. The glass columns emanate light and the earth from which they rise evokes fertility. The MARIA statue is always the same one repeated 33 times and reminds us of the years Her Son lived on earth: they are all a reproduction of the original shaped with wax, then dressed with different woods or marbles from all over the planet.

The stationary statues and their reflection within the glass columns envelop the viewer and seem to move by varying the viewpoints through the installation.

10.11.1998 - 17.01.1999
Pia Almoina – Barcelona
33 SATUES IN WOOD
1998
10.11.1998 - 17.01.1999
30.05.1999
Palau Robert - Barcelona
CARRARA MARBLE ENLARGEMET
1999
30.05.1999
18.06 - 28.08.1999
L’albergueria - Vic
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CARRARA MARBLE ENLARGMENT
1999
18.06 - 28.08.1999
18.08 – 17.11.1999
Ancient Refectory of the Canons of the Cathedral - Tarragona
33 SATUES IN WOOD + SANTA TECLA MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
1999
18.08 – 17.11.1999
12.10 – 17.11.1999
Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana - Roma
33 SATUES IN WOOD + MACAUBA MARBLE ENLÀRGEMENT
1999
12.10 – 17.11.1999
08.12.1999 – 02.02.2000
Catedral de Santa Maria - Tortosa
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CARRARA MARBLE ENLARGMENT
1999
08.12.1999 – 02.02.2000
18.12.1999 – 15.03.2000
Basilica San Clemente - Roma
33 SATUES IN WOOD
2000
18.12.1999 – 15.03.2000
since 2000
Museu Diocesà - Tortosa
CARRARA MARBLE ENLARGMENT
Permanent
2000
since 2000
07.03 – 10.04.2000
Fontana d’Or - Girona
33 SATUES IN WOOD + LINDEN WOOD ENLARGEMENT
2000
07.03 – 10.04.2000
04.06 – 18.08.2000
Santa Maria delle Rose - Assisi
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2000
04.06 – 18.08.2000
26.08 – 26.09.2000
Duomo Cattedrale di Verona - Verona
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2000
26.08 – 26.09.2000
03.10 – 06.11.2000
San Juan de los Panetes - Zaragoza
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2000
03.10 – 06.11.2000
08.10 – 22.10.2000
National Spanish Church - Rome
ONE STATUE IN EBONY WOOD
2000
08.10 – 22.10.2000
29.11.2000 – 21.07.2001
Sant Antoniet - Palma of Majorca
33 SATUES IN WOOD + MACAUBA MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2000
29.11.2000 – 21.07.2001
since 05.12.2001
School The Purisima for deaf children – Palma of Majorca
SANTA TECLA MARBLE ENLARG
Permanent
2001
since 05.12.2001
12.07 -12.08.2001
Alte Nikolaikirche - Frankfurt am Main
33 SATUES IN WOOD + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2001
12.07 -12.08.2001
since 19.01.2002
Santa Maria delle Rose - Assisi
33 SATUES IN WOOD + MACAUBA MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2002
since 19.01.2002
28.06 – 28.10.2002
San Martín Pinario - Santiago de Compost
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2002
28.06 – 28.10.2002
5.12.2002 – 30.11.2003
Catedral de Salamanca - Salamanca
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + BLACK FIBERGLAS ENLARGEMENT IN SUSPENSION
2002
5.12.2002 – 30.11.2003
03.05 – 26.05.2003
Chiesetta di San Girolamo - Mezzago - Milan
12 STATUES IN WOOD
2003
03.05 – 26.05.2003
30.05,2003
Cattedrale di San Rufino - Assisi
WHITE FIBERGLAS ENLARGEMENT IN SUSPENSION
Concerto per Maria
2003
30.05,2003
07.12.2003 – 08.01.2004
Enrich Pesch Haus - Ludwigshafen
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE + BLACK FIBERGLAS ENLARGEMENT IN SUSPENSION
2003
07.12.2003 – 08.01.2004
30.4 – 30.5.2004
Santo Tomás de Aquino - Barcelona
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE
Alpha-Omega Column
2004
30.4 – 30.5.2004
08.09 – 03.11.2004
Saint-Sulpice - Paris
33 SATUES IN MARBLE
2004
08.09 – 03.11.2004
27.11.2004
Basilica San Francesco - Assisi
Concerto per Maria
2004
27.11.2004
14.08.2004 – 08.09.2005
Cripta Gaudì - Sagrada Família - Barcelona
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE
2004
14.08.2004 – 08.09.2005
31.05 – 30.11.2005
Igreja de Santa Isabel - Lisbon
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2005
31.05 – 30.11.2005
05.12.2005 – 05.03.2006
Museum Pio XII - Braga
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2005
05.12.2005 – 05.03.2006
25.03 – 05.11.2006
Basílica da Estrela – Lisboa
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + CALATORAO MARBLE ENLARGEMENT
2006
25.03 – 05.11.2006
07.12.2006 – 15.09.2007
Universidade Católica - Lisboa
33 SATUES IN MARBLE
2006
07.12.2006 – 15.09.2007
07.11.2007
Basilica Superiore San Francesco - Assisi
WHITE FIBERGLAS ENLARGEMENT IN SUSPENSION
One-off presence
2007
07.11.2007
08.12.2010 – 08.03.2011
Cathedral von Osnabrück - Osnabrück
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE ALFA-OMEGA COLUMN
2010
08.12.2010 – 08.03.2011
13.12.2011 – 05.02.2012
Parròquia Sant Miquel - Palma de Mallorca
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE ALFA-OMEGA COLUMN
2011
13.12.2011 – 05.02.2012
since 27.07.2014
St Ignatius Church – Singapore
CARRARA MARBLE ENLARGMENT
Permanent
2014
since 27.07.2014
since 06.05.2015
Santa Maria della Neve - Prague
ONE LAPISLAZULI STATUE ALFA-OMEGA COLUMN
Permanent
2015
since 06.05.2015
15.11.2016 - 15.8.2021
Igreja do Cristo-Rei da Portela – Lisboa
33 SATUES IN MARBLE + CALATORAO MARBLE ENALRGEMENT
2016
15.11.2016 - 15.8.2021
since 2016
Tanatorio San Gervasio – Barcelona
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2016
since 2016
since 2016
Real Monasterio de Santa Isabel – Barcelona
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2016
since 2016
25.12.2016 – 06.10.2017
Os Martirs – Lisboa
MARIA STELE - ONE ONIX STATUE
2016
25.12.2016 – 06.10.2017
since 2017
Cripta San Rufino – Assisi
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2017
since 2017
since 2018
Policlinico – Lampedusa
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2018
since 2018
since 2018
Santa Maria delle Grazie – Tufo, Carsoli
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2018
since 2018
since 2019
Ospedale pediatrico Meyer – Firenze
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2019
since 2019
since 2021
Jesuiten Kirche – Innsbruck
RESIN 33 CM ENLARGEMENT
Permanent
2021
since 2021
since 2021
Gebets Raum am Kloster Bonlanden
VERONA’S RED MARBLE ENLARGMENT
Permanent
2021
since 2021
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