closed Simone Forti

Curated by: Luca Lo Pinto, Elena Magini

The show

International artist, key figure in the development of performance from the late 1950s to today, Simone Forti emigrated to Los Angeles, with his family originally from Prato, in 1938. To her and her seminal work, from 19 June to 29 August 2021 the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art dedicates the first major exhibition in an Italian museum: Senza Haste curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Elena Magini. Unhurried was conceived as a large landscape, with a special display designed in close collaboration with the artist that shows the natural evolution of his work with a political and personal gaze at the same time.

Since the 1960s Simone Forti has carried out pioneering and experimental work, which is based on the experience of the body as a means of knowledge. His work has declined through a wide range of different media, from painting to drawing, from video to sound, however the physical expression practiced through dance, and in particular the ability of the body to improvise, constitutes the fundamental key to his work.

The exhibition offers a focus on the News Animations, a series of works that the artist has been developing since the mid-1980s in which he analyzes the relationship between language, movement and physicality, starting with news in newspapers. News Animations are performances in which Forti embodies news events through movement and improvisation: the perception of news in newspapers is mediated and explored in terms of pressure, weight and balance, just as the language of newspapers appropriates terminologies of dynamics. physical.

Works on display

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Viale della Repubblica, 277
59100 Prato


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