Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio / Instagram Palazzo Strozzi
JR arrives in Florence, at Palazzo Strozzi. From 19 March 2021 the Palazzo will change its face thanks to the intervention of one of the most famous contemporary artists in the world, called to reinterpret the facade of a symbol of the Renaissance in Florence through a new site specific installation entitled “La Ferita”, which will propose a evocative reflection on accessibility to places of culture in the era of Covid-19.
JR uses photographic collage as a characteristic technique of his style, which has exploded into the dimension of public art in cities all over the world. As the artist himself states: I have the largest art gallery imaginable: the walls of the whole world. His research combines originality and appropriation, always distinguished by a strong public and participatory connotation that has led him to create works of great visual impact and involvement in ever-changing places and contexts, from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the great square of the Pyramid of the Louvre, from Ellis Island in New York to Tehachapi maximum security prison in California.
The initiative is promoted and organized by the Palazzo Strozzi and Andy Bianchedi Foundation in memory of Hillary Merkus Recordati. Palazzo Strozzi Foundation Supporters: Municipality of Florence, Tuscany Region, Florence Chamber of Commerce, CR Florence Foundation, Palazzo Strozzi Partner Committee, Intesa Sanpaolo Thanks to Galleria Continua for collaborating with the JR project.
March 3, 2021 | 12:25