Not all art in Tuscany is about the Renaissance. The region has a thriving contemporary international art scene as well. SACI MFA students recently took a trip to Prato, not far from Florence, to see contemporary Italian art on exhibit in a couple of raw ex-industrial spaces. They visited La Torre di Babele (The Tower of Babel), curated by SACI instructor, Pietro Gaglianò.
The curatorial theme of the Tower of Babel is inspired and conceived of as a symbol of the continuous challenge that every artist is faced with: the human need to go beyond limits, to search for a vision, which has guided man ever since the biblical episode.
Various languages and aesthetics in painting, sculpture and complex installations make up the exhibition involving 23 artists from very different generations and backgrounds. Twenty-three large works of art, in certain cases expressly created for this occasion, are installed in the evocative space of the Ex Lucchesi, a former textile factory in Prato.
They also visited the Studio Corte SC17, a non-profit cultural association and contemporary artist space in Prato, at Via Genova 17/4.
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