Exhibitions

La Piazza

29.May.24
27.Jul.24

Solo show

When

29.May.24 - 27.Jul.24

Venue

Via dei prefetti, 17
00186 Roma

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Magazzino is pleased to announce the opening of La Piazza (The Square), second solo exhibition by Francesca Leone in the gallery after Si può illuminare un cielo melmoso e nero? (Can one illuminate a dark and mirky sky?) in 2020.
The show will open Wednesday May 29 and will be on view until July 27, 2024.

The title refers to a central place for towns’ and cities urbanistic. From the times of the Greek agorà, social and political life of communities revolve around squares. A place created by men for men, whose centripetal force reflects itself in the furnishings that often decorate them. Equestrian monuments, fountains and obelisks that celebrate deeds and undertakings of a humanity that has guaranteed itself wellbeing and freedom through control and oppression.

In this exhibition Francesca Leone offers a reinterpretation of an archetypical place, with a project conceived for the gallery spaces, in which emerges a reflection about man and its conflictual relationship with nature.

A circular location hosts a structure with an ambivalent soul between an obelisk and a massive vegetal element, which seems to expand and take control of its surroundings. The chosen materials contribute to feed the misunderstanding: often used in Leone’s work, recycled materials create an oxymoronic relation with the strange vegetal universe that they represent; an universe in which new flowers can blossom from scrap, rusty tubes and taps. A landscape made of steel and dark shades in which Nature tries to get its centrality back.

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