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big-clay-4_urs-fischer_firenze_2017

On display two wax statues and a colossus of 12 meters

"In Florence", the contemporary art project designed by Fabrizio Moretti and Sergio Risaliti back in 2017, the previous edition (in 2015) had brought the artist Jeff Koons to the Tuscan capital.
This year, coinciding with the International Antique Biennial at its thirtieth edition, the star of In Florence is the Swiss Urs Fischer, one of the world's greatest artists.
In Piazza della Signoria, Big Clay # 4 will be erected, a large sculpture of about 12 meters in metal, whose shapes are both primal and infantile, totemic and architectural.
David's and Judith's and Hollo's reproduction of the Palazzo Vecchio dell'Arengario, in continuity with the exhibitions of Jeff Koons (2015) and Jan Fabre (2016), will place two human figures, transformed into candles, slowly consuming during the duration of the exhibition, as symbols of human finitude and the durability of art. The two figures are those of Francesco Bonami and Fabrizio Moretti. The two figures will remain exposed for about a month, until complete dissolution.

The artist
Urs Fischer came to the public in 2011 at the 50th Venice Biennale when he wiped out a wax and real-size copy of the Sabat of the Giambologna Rat, one of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance statuary present since 1583 under the Loggia dei Lanzi .
A visual duel that opposes neo-classicism and informal, ancient and modern, between the "timeless" images of Bandinelli, Cellini and Giambologna and the "intact" form by Urs Fischer, who for years has explored issues such as imperfection and l entropy, the relationship between work and space, between art and the world of cinema, between daily life and imaginary art.
"Urs Fischer is one of the most influential artists of his generation," writes the curator of the exhibition, Francesco Bonami. "Production ranges from sculpture to painting, from design to publishing: a 360 degree artist and" Renaissance "in the fullest sense new work.Our work while following classical contemplative paths such as abstraction and figuration is constantly experimenting with new materials and technologies. A research that is not addressed for the simple pleasure of provocation but as a tool for telling new stories. All Fischer's work is not the material elements to be protagonists, though essential, but the content and messages that communicate directly to the spectator.

 
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