Luca Pignatelli. Senza Data
Until March 25, at the Bardini Museum, the solo of the great Milanese artist
After the great monographic retrospectives of John Currin and Glenn Brown, the rooms of the Bardini Museum in Florence from 26 January to 25 March will host Senza Data, a solo exhibition by Luca Pignatelli curated by Sergio Risaliti, creative director of the Museo Novecento. The first of a new series of exhibitions conceived with the care of the Museo Novecento and realized outside the museum spaces of Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
After just over three years from "Migranti", his solo exhibition in the Sala del Camino of the Uffizi Gallery, Luca Pignatelli returns to Florence. In the halls of Bardini, a series of works on railway tarpaulin, wood, paper and sheet metal, together with large paintings made of Persian carpets from the early twentieth century, related to the large collection of carpets in the Museum from the '400 to today, including a textile artefact of over seven meters used on the occasion of Hitler's visit to Florence in 1938.
Finally, a new series of works on paper will be exhibited with a site-specific set-up that will involve the frames and furnishings of the Museum's collection.
"My research of the last years - says the Artist - is a rethinking of what time is compared to the image, to the paintings. I believe that today it is important to place the image at the center of a reflection on memory and the Bardini museum is a symbol in the world of what a collection means to represent a stratification of times but also of cultures. With this exhibition I would like to answer the question: what is in front of an image? For me it is a plural time, a montage of temporariness, staggered and therefore different ".
Works of a classicism always alive and present that does not speak the silent, inanimate language of the copy. A classic that integrates and also includes the archeology of the modern, with its metropolis, its steam engines, those flying in dark skies, large ships that line the oceans.