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Less Than - Robert Morris

The originally medieval Cloister complex of San Domenico hosts the work entitled Less Than, designed by Robert Morris in 2005 for the silent and secret Small Cloister.

Address and contacts

Via Dante Alighieri. 11 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia
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Opening times

It is now possible to see the sculpture only on the opening days of the small cloister, on the occasion of events and exhibitions.

How to get there

Reggio nell'Emilia - Town centre

From the railway station: take Via Eritrea to the right and at the traffic lights junction with Viale Piave, go straight on until Via Alighieri; the entrance to the Cloisters is situated after the junction with Via Samarotto.


This bronze sculpture is combined with industrial sounds played daily at dusk time, bringing the screeching sounds and noises of everyday life into the quiet of a place once conceived for silent meditation. As he raises questions about the origins of evil and the role of art, Robert Morris expresses himself through the allegory of a ponderous, headless body, bending under the weight of an amphora - a funerary urn but also the source and therefore the symbol of life - holding Hope deep within it.