There were way too many artworks I like at this edition of Florence Biennale and the exhibition is quite big. However each artwork has its space to be admired and live in. It does not feel crowded.
I will start with the design section, since there are only three things that caught my eye and time spent at the biennial.
The spinning chairs by Magis. I could just stay there all day! It is the place I figured that if you stay in an unstable situation long enough, you will lose control at some point. However, it is up to you how you live the experience and most importantly, that it is in you to retake control. This experience was more meaningful to me as I did some stuff this summer to get me out of my comfort zone and, oh boy, did things just go out of control! I am much reacher for all of this, but it’s time to get my life back… In about two weeks or so. Let’s not rush it! Drinking the best cocktail I ever had, in an out of this world bar in Florence, while writing this is definitely worth the wait!
The other work of the design section even more mind blowing. It is about the increase of the temperature over the years according to data collected by NASA between 1880 and 2018, attesting clearly that global warming isn’t a myth. The day is transformed in a visual and sound installation that reacts to the movement of visitors. So cool and so overwhelming at the same time. The projection is showed in a dark room on a 6x 3 m screen which makes one feel small. It’s called Breathe by Roberto Fazio. It also reacts to visitors’ movement and sound.
The third thing is fashion ❤️ more specifically the outfitts stylisted by Pola Cecchi. I loved the dresses as shown at the exhibition, but at the Gala dinner I had the pleasure to see them move. 🥰
The Pearl assembly is an homage to Leonardo da Vinci.
There were a lot of da Vinci related stuff around as it was the theme of… not only this exhibition, but most exhibitions in Florence at this time. They celebrated 500 years since da Vinci’s death.