The Rachel Feinstein in Florence exhibition in some symbolic places of the city
From 9 June to 18 September the first monographic of the American artist at the Stefano Bardini Museum, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Marino Marini Museum
From 9 June to 18 September in Florence it is possible to see Rachel Feinstein in Florence, the monographic exhibition of the American artist which presents a series of works exhibited for the first time in Florence in some of the symbolic places of the city: Stefano Bardini Museum, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Marino Marini Museum.
"Rachel is an artist who manages to stay within the avant-gardes and modernism, but at the same time she is not ideologically and formally closed to a generous comparison with the iconographic tradition of the past" says Sergio Risaliti, Director of the Museo Novecento. "In this sense, the exhibition establishes a sort of osmosis and dialectic with each of the three museums, capturing something peculiar in each of them and reawakening dormant and less in-depth interests in us".
Rachel Feinstein is one of the most interesting contemporary artists on the international scene. Her works, which range from sculpture to painting, have a dreamlike dimension that draws inspiration from classical art and Renaissance painting as well as from modern fairy tales and cartoons.
Alongside the masterpieces of the Stefano Bardini Museum, home to the collection of the homonymous antiquarian and connoisseur who among its treasures preserves works by Donatello, Della Robbia, Tino da Camaino, Tintoretto and many others, some works are on display that reflect on the female figure or are inspired by saints and icons, part of the artist's investigation into the consumption of religious images.
At Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the symbolic place of the Renaissance princely residence and seat of the first residence of the Medici family, the garden and halls host some ceramic sculptures and a series of paintings that interact well with the late Baroque artistic dimension of the museum.
In the crypt of the Marino Marini Museum, some sculptures are presented that bear witness to Rachel Feinstein's intense material experimentation, placed in direct dialogue with the Tuscan sculptor's masterpieces.
In a close dialogue with the spaces of the three museums, which have always been dedicated to the celebration and memory of male power, Rachel Feinstein's works create an unprecedented break. Their expressive charge breaks the balance of forms, leading to reflection on themes such as pathos and eros through the representation of the female body and the impudent comparison between spirituality and desire.