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Lucia Bru at Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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Lucia Bru at Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Land In Land Out (Group exhibition)

From February 13 until March 17, 2024

Sixteen contemporary artists, eight Italian and eight Belgian, confront the 16:9 panoramic format, exhibiting pairs of works in dialogue with masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery, including paintings by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Fra Bartolomeo, Giovanni Bellini, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

The choice of the sixteen nones format as the exhibition's 'leitmotif,' represents art's attempt to rediscover the most intimate and profound sense of looking represented in contemporary times by the cell phone format but, above all, a measure of human psycho-vision, with the intention of highlighting the relationship between the work of art and the viewer and what perceptual yardstick we use to define what divides us and the imagined dimension of the work.

At the same time, the exhibition also aims to establish a connection between Italian and Belgian culture, focusing on the concepts of landscape observation and interpretation. The landscape genre, starting from its maximum diffusion around the 16th century in the Netherlands, distinguishes the history of art in these two countries. Italy and Belgium have often confronted each other with it, exerting over time and in artistic experiences a mutual contamination. Even today, the word landscape refers to a traditional idea of naturalistic representation and, in more general terms, to the painting bounded by the border of a frame.

Through their works, the artists featured in LAND IN LAND OUT address the forcings and stereotypes of this genre: they are Lucia Bru, Hans Demeulenaere, Edith Dekyndt, Stef Driesen, Hans Op de Beeck, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Serena Fineschi, Tina Gillen, Marco Neri, Luca Pancrazzi, Alessandro Scarabello, Serse, Pieter Vermeersch, Laura Viale, Luca Vitone, and Sophie Whettnall.

© photo ElaBialkowska, OKNOstudio, courtesy: Le gallerie degli Uffizi and MODO asbl.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit following website:
Land In Land Out | Uffizi Galleries

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