After the solo exhibition at the Estorick Collection in London, Enrica Borghi returns to Italy with a staging for Patrizia Pepe’s headquarters in the province of Florence.
The artist will exhibit older works alongside new site-specific pieces in the creative spaces of the headquarters.
To greet visitors in the lobby there will be the majestic Regina, created for the Castello di Rivoli in 1999 using more than 5000 transparent plastic bottles, standing at almost 5 metres high. This is certainly an important opportunity to see once again a work that has had a marked impact on Borghi’s career, installed in one of the most important Italian museums of contemporary art. The tight bond between art and fashion found within the headquarters of Patrizia Pepe is the perfect location for the story to be told.
Going up to the floor above, in the double height area adjacent to the cafeteria, you will find the Meduse installation in fluorescent colours – the latest work from this dynamic artist, which creates a charming transparency of the material with the intensity of the colour. The coloured plastic is modelled and takes on new forms in the hands of the artist who becomes an alchemist – transforming the material according to her own creativity.
Finally, the meeting room will play host to Arazzo, a piece that underlines the importance of dexterity and gesture within Enrica Borghi’s artistic research, always attentive to the themes of recovery or transformation of meaning: indeed it is so simple that strips cut from plastic shopping bags are transformed into precious thread with which stories are woven.
6 May 2014, 17:30-19:30
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