Thursday, June 30, 2022

L’età dell’oro By Fabrizio Plessi in Venice

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Fabrizio Plessi – Picture by Alessandro Garafalo for Dior.

The Maison Dior is sponsoring the exhibition L’età dell’oro (literally, the Golden Age) by Fabrizio Plessi

One of the pioneers of video art in Italy, this multi-talented artist, whose work has been celebrated in the most prestigious museums, designs in-site installations alongside spectacular monuments and cultural sites.Timed to open the day before the Venice Film Festival, this event – which was originally scheduled to take place in May 2020, during the Venice Biennale of Architecture – is being held on the façade of the Correr Museum, an exceptional setting in the city’s emblematic Piazza San Marco.

Picture by Christian Dior.

Bridging nature and artifice, primitive and technological elements, traditions and the future, this alchemist’s striking works – veritable golden sculptures – pay a passionate tribute to the Serenissima, a city close to his heart. An extraordinary iconic symbol, this sunny shade – which notably illustrates the artisanal craft of gilding of the Byzantine mosaics – is staged on the windows of the building, playing with the lights and enchanting reflections of the city.

 An ode to the magic of Venice to be discovered from 1 September through 15 November 2020. 

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