“Human” by Antony Gormley
From 26 April 2015 at Forte Belvedere in Florence
FROM THE PRESS: From April 26 Florence houses works by Antony Gormley, one of the most respected sculptors living. The exhibition entitled Human, follows the great success of Zhang Huan (2013) and Giuseppe Penone (2014), after the reopening of Forte Belvedere in 2013.
The exhibition, under the artistic direction of Sergio Risaliti, edited by Arabella Natalini and Sergio Risaliti, sees for the first time together over a hundred works of the British master in the biggest exhibition ever created by the artist in a historical space outdoors. Human brings together more than a hundred works by Gormley in the innerside of the building, on the ramparts, on the steps and balconies, occupying each side of the sixteenth-century fortress with its stunning views of the city and the surrounding hills.
Among the works on show the important installation Critical Mass, an "anti-monument that evokes all the victims of the twentieth century". The work was originally conceived in 1995 by a former tram warehouse in Vienna, to "turn the entire building and make it a point of reflection on a dark moment in the history of Germany". Visible on the lower terrace of the Fort, Critical Mass (see photo below), acquires a new force in comparison with the Renaissance city, the history of humanism and the continuous and ubiquitous relationship between money and military power.
The association MUS.E at the OPEN-DAY of Sunday, April 26 set up guided tours that allow you to learn about the history and events of the Fort of San Giorgio in Belvedere and the characters of the show. The visits will take place in Italian at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, Age from 10 up. The duration will be approximately 50 minutes. The tours will be free. Booking is essential.
For info and reservations:
Tel. 055-2768224 055-2768558