Body, memory, and identity: Francis Bacon @ CCS

 

Today we want to link to the exhibition that just opened at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina in Florence, which will last until the 27th of January 2013, titled (as you might already guess): Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art.

In reality the show deals with a wide range of themes that definitely interest our field, such as existential questions in relation to the self and to the body, to the concept of ‘otherness’ and of how to     ‘froze’ memories and moments in order to keep them, to highlight them, to make them eternal. And most fundamental how to translate and to express these feelings, perceptions and thoughts into material forms, from painting, to video, to installation with various materials (such as the wonderfully romantic and decadent environments saturated with wires of Chiharu Shiota).

The show also includes the work of the above mentioned artists and of Nathalie Djurberg, Adrian Ghenie, Arcangelo Sassolino and Annegret Soltau.

Maybe see you there (and check out their great guided tours schedule), here are all of the information:http://www.strozzina.org/exhibitions/francis-bacon/.

ciao!

 

 

 

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