SACI Post-Bac in Studio Art students exhibit selected works in “Pendulum” at Chiasso Perduto gallery in Florence
Students in the Post-Bac in Studio Art program at SACI exhibited selected works in their 2019 final exhibition, “Pendulum," which opened at Chiasso Perduto gallery in Florence on April 11th. The exhibition included works by Caroline Berzi, Mary Maude Crenshaw, Chase Hafer, Geoffrey Krist, Nhi Le Phuong, Penny Maday Ciochetti, Christopher Norcross, and Nayla Tohme, and was curated by Anna Rose. The exhibition was on view from April 11th to April 13th.
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The pendulum, whose properties were first described by Galileo in the early 17th century, served as the most reliable system of timekeeping until the advent of the digital age. Its hypnotic swing, in ideal conditions, marks out perfect time with each oscillation, yet when acted upon by even the slightest friction, the plodding constancy of the pendulum is disrupted. Through diverse media and visual languages, the works of "Pendulum" reveal a common challenge to the momentum of the current age, raising questions about the impact of migration on personal identity, the limits of the cultural and political systems of gender and the body, and the thrust of technology in the 21st century. The eight featured artists have spent the past 8 months in Florence in the Post-Baccalaureate Program at SACI: Caroline Berzi, Penny Maday Ciochetti, Mary Maude Crenshaw, Chase Hafer, Geoffrey Krist, Nhi Le Phuong, Christopher Norcross, and Nayla Tohme.