December 16, Tuesday at 4:30 pm ~ Exhibition Opening: Selected works by SACI Body Archives students at the Museum of Anthropology, Via del Proconsolo 12. Through December 19.
On December 18 at 10:00 am, the SACI students will also present their works to students from local middle schools and high schools. All SACI students are invited.
Molly di Grazia
Florence: The Body Archives is an art course at SACI, Florence, based on observation, study and creative response to the body-related iconographic context.
All cultures and époques have produced their own scientific, aesthetic or symbolic image of the human body and Florence has given some important contributions to the history of its representation. This course is based on observation, study and creative response to the body-related iconographic context in Florence. It proposes an introduction to scientific museum collections that, since the 1700s, formed our ideas about body and identity that had its consequences throughout the 20th century and in our time. Through lectures, field trips and studio time, the tasks of the course will be the gaining of a specific knowledge, creating a direct theme-based contact with the city, and the production of practical work. The field trips include visits and talks as well as specific assignments inside the museums of Natural History, Anthropology and others. The methods of work may include a variety of media – drawing, painting, collage, photography, video, sound, and the keeping of a “visual diary.” The course is offered to students at all levels of study who are open to explore a diversity of methods, iconographies and displays in search of the “body of our time.”
December 16-20, 2014
Opening: December 16 at 4:30pm
Museum of Anthropology
Palazzo Nonfinito – Via del Proconsolo 12
Museum hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
Admission to the exhibition is free. Museum tickets: € 6