A guided walk through two historical garden parks in the city of Florence: the park of Villa Stibbert and the park of Villa Ruspoli.
Claudia Losi’s artistic practice takes its cue from her observation of the natural and man-made environment, focusing in particular on natural and humanistic sciences. The deep-rooted relationship between collective narrative and the imagination through multidisciplinary projects and projects based on collaboration is a focal point of her research.
To tie in with the Eco-existences: forms of the natural and the artificial exhibition (in conjunction with IED Firenze’s Master’s in Curatorial Practice) the artist has developed a walk through two historical garden parks, a guided work on the edge of the city of Florence: the park of Villa Stibbert and the neighbouring park of Villa Ruspoli. In the company of landscape artist and writer Antonio Perazzi we will be exploring from various different viewpoints the human, plant and animal histories enshrined in their monuments, their design and the plants and people that inhabit them.
Activities are free of charge; reservations are required; places are limited.
Participants meet in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi; the event involves the use of public transport.
Participants are advised to bring water and something to eat.
The walk lasts from 10.00 to 14.00
Claudia Losi works in a variety of different media, such as site-specific installations and performances, sculpture, photography, textile works and paper. In 2020 she was one of the winners of the Italian Council IX (Being There. Oltre il Giardino, 2022) and she showed her work in 2021 at the MAMbo, Bologna, AssabOne, Milan, Hansen House, Jerusalem and La Centrale, Brussels, also publishing The Whale Theory. Un immaginario animale, Johan&Levi and Voce a vento with Kunstverein Milan.
Antonio Perazzi is a botanist, landscape artist and writer. Since completing his studies at the Politecnico di Milano and the Royal Botanical Gardens in London, he has designed public and private gardens throughout the world. He co-authored Contro il Giardino (Ponte alle Grazie 2007) with Pia Pera, while he published Il Paradiso è un giardino selvatico. Storie ed esperimenti di botanica per artisti with Utet in 2019.
Illustration cover: Esplorazione dei parchi cittadini con Claudia Losi e la classe del Master in Curatorial Practice IED Firenze, 2022. Fotografia Le Wang