Eco-existences Forms of the natural and the artificial

Eco-existences: forms of the natural and the artificial

20 October – 7 December 2022
IED Firenze, via Bufalini 6R

Eco-existences: forms of the natural and the artificial, is a collective exhibition that uses the work of seven artists (Leone ContiniSimone DonatiClaudia LosiElena MazziElena NemkovaCaterina Sbrana and Nicola Toffolini) to explore the convergence between natural and artificial spaces and the manner in which communities perceive and experience those spaces.

The project is based on an exhibition produced on the premises of the IED Firenze and it extends, through a rich schedule of events, lectures and workshops for the public, into a number of venues in the city and into Palazzo Strozzi’s workshops. Eco-existences uses the languages of culture, anthropological research, science and narrative to expand our understanding of a reality that is still in the process of being defined. The exhibition enters a territory whose boundaries are still undefined and triggers a reflection on the now outdated contrast between man and nature.

The project, devised to tie in with the Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo exhibition, is the result of cooperation between the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the IED Firenze’s Master’s in Curatorial Practice. The dialogue with the artists, the exhibition and the activities will feature in a book published by Kunstverein Publishing, Milan.

The project, for the second year running, is a co-production by the IED Firenze’s Master’s Degree in Curatorial Practice and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi. It is coordinated by Daria Filardo (IED) and Martino Margheri (Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi) with curatorial development by the master’s degree class of 2021/2022 (Carmen Ferreira De Terenzio, Marica Pia Galtieri, Veronica Gomez Puig, Elena Graglia, Beatrice Guercini, Sara Labianca, Shana Maria Lewis, Yolimar Martinez Merced, Anabella Salazar, Elena Sinagra and Wang Le).

Cover illustration: Simone Donati, Varco Appennino, Calabria, 2016. Courtesy the artist

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