April 17 – July 26, 2015
EXHIBITION OPENING: Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
CCC Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Curated by Lorenzo Benedetti
A new CCC Strozzina exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi: Sculptures Also Die, a reflection on contemporary sculpture curated by Lorenzo Benedetti through work by thirteen Italian and international artists: Francesco Arena (Italy), Nina Beier (Denmark), Katinka Bock (Germany), Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Italy), Dario D’Aronco (Italy), N.Dash (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Manders (Netherlands), Michael E. Smith (USA), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain), Francisco Tropa (Portugal) and Oscar Tuazon (USA) who will be forging a reflection on the meaning, the potential and the new experimental approaches in sculpture today.
Contemporary artists tend to use new forms and materials to address a broader time span in an ongoing dialogue between the past and the future; yet at the same time, the exhibition reflects on the way in which today’s artists are also rediscovering such materials as bronze, stone or ceramic, that appeared to have been relegated to the purely academic sphere. These materials are rediscovered and used in a conceptual manner to reflect on such themes as the monument, the fragment, the way materials wear over time, and the recovery of the recent modernist past.
As curator Lorenzo Benedetti points out, the show allows visitors to transcend mere comparison between the past and the present in order to identify crucial aspects of contemporary sculpture in contrast with the culture of the image, consumed in the immediacy of the present and in the transformation of its meaning and value, the “death” of its original state, taking its measure of the passage of time, responding to the need to look towards an indeterminate future. (Source)
The exhibition will be open from April 17 to July 26, 2015: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-8pm, free Thursdays 6-11pm.
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