30 April 2013

30 June 2013

A project curated by the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina


On the occasion of the Notte Bianca Firenze 2013, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi presents a new work by Italian artist Federico Gori, Di fragilità e potenza (On Fragility and Power). This installation focuses on a large suspended tree, a cork oak over seven metres tall, rising in the courtyard. Around it, the artist has created a sculptural composition consisting of sheets of copper on whose surfaces he captures the impressions of leaves, branches and bark.

Gori creates a minimal yet highly symbolic landscape that prompts us to reflect on the relationship between man and nature. His work of art is a poetic meditation on two poles: strength and power, pitted against delicacy and fragility. The artist creates a new configuration of Palazzo Strozzi’s space, achieving a radical and poetic transformation of the visitor’s perception of this area.

This work is the new contribution to a series of site-specific installations and works of open-air contemporary art designed to allow contemporary art to dialogue with history and with the harmony of Renaissance architecture.

Thanks for the support by Azienda Vannucci Piante, Pistoia.


Federico Gori, who was born in Prato in 1977, currently lives and works in Pistoia. After studying painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, he was invited by Sergio Risaliti to show his work in Prato’s Palazzo del Comune in 2002 in the context of an event entitled Gemine Muse devoted to displaying the work of young artists in the museums of Europe. He was awarded a resident stage in 2003 by the Fondazione “Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri. Hic Terminus Haeret”, where he produced a site-specific work for display in the park. The exhibitions in which he has taken part in recent years include Apocalisse curated by Giovanna Uzzani, Bianca Pinzi and Daniele Franchi at the Villa Medicea La Màgia in Quarrata, Pistoia, in 2007; Abitanti Ambienti curated by Silvia Lucchesi at the Galleria Il Ponte in Florence in 2008; Eternal Sunshine curated by Fabio Migliorati for Alexander Alvarez Contemporary Art, Alessandria – MAEC, Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca città di Cortona in 2010; 1910-2010. Un secolo d’arte a Pistoia curated by Lara-Vinca Masini at the Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia in 2010; Von curated by Fabio Migliorati at the Galleria Lara e Rino Costa in Valenza, Alessandria, in 2010; Video Art Yearbook curated by Renato Barilli at the Dipartimento delle Arti Visive Università di Bologna in 2010; Dalla terra al cielo curated by Giannella Demuro for the Progetto Arti Visive in Berchidda, Olbia-Tempio; Seeds at the Galleria Biagiotti Progetto Arte in Florence in 2012; Memorie curated by Nicola Davide Angerame at the Galleria Whitelabs in Milan in 2012; and Le stagioni del nostro amore curated by Chiara Canali at the Antico Frantoio di Quiesa in Lucca – Villa Castello Smilea in Montale, Pistoia, in 2012.


The installation will be on view until 30 June 2013.

Daily open 9.00–20.00, Thursdays until 23.00. Free entrance.



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