Where and when
Author of a liminal research, close to sculpture, Daniela De Lorenzo moves freely between different languages and disciplines such as photography, sculptural and installation practices, video and performance, creating continuous tangencies and superimpositions in her works.
Interpreting the legacy of sculpture is the perspective in which, from the very beginning, her research centered on the body is placed; medium and fundamental parameter of a refined “phenomenology of perception”, the body is the subject and object of the artist’s investigation. Present within the permanent itinerary of the Museo Novecento with Untitled 1988, a youthful work linked to neo-minimal language, Daniela De Lorenzo presents for the exhibition A certain probability a selection of 7 rigorously unpublished works, produced between 2014 and 2016 .
The works, exhibited on the second floor of the Museum, investigate the human body in its most sensitive aspects and allow us to reconstruct the intense activity of the artist starting from the different media used. From ceramics to embroidery, from photographs to paper sculptures, to video, the works, temporarily exhibited until 4 September, verify the delicate relationship between body, identity and perception. By condensing the memory of a gesture or evoking the physicality of an absent figure, far from being fragments of existence, the organs, limbs and traces formalized by the artist show fragments of another corporeality, attesting to new possible identities.
Daniela De Lorenzo
Born in Florence in 1959, after studying sculpture Daniela De Lorenzo embarks on an original research path, introducing a neo-minimal and post-conceptual language. Since 1988 he has presented his works in the most important Italian and European institutions and events, including the Open section of the XLIII Venice Biennale (1988), the PAC in Milan (1989, 1996), the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna (1991), the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato and the Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz (1996), the XII National Quadrennial of Art in Rome (2001), the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Quarter of Florence (2005) ), the National Gallery in Bratislava, the Marino Marini Museum in Florence (2006), the Bejing Creative Art Center in Beijing and the XV National Art Quadrennial in Rome (2008), EX3 in Florence (2011), the MART museum in Rovereto (2013), Casa Masaccio Center for contemporary art in San Giovanni Valdarno (2015), the Milan Triennale and the GNAM in Rome (2016). He has held solo exhibitions at the Galleria Schema in Florence (1992), Santa Maria della Scala in Siena (1998), Kunstverein Aller-Art in Bludenz (2002), the Archaeological Museum in Florence (2004), the Olivetti Foundation in Rome (2007) ), La Gallera di Valencia (2008), Terna Award (2012), Villa Mansi, Segromigno in Monte (2014).
The exhibition A certain probability, curated by Valentina Gensini, will remain open to the public from 16 June to 23 October 2016.
Opening June 15 at 6.30 pm
The exhibition, curated by MUS.E and organized by Città Nascosta, is one of the initiatives promoted by the Municipality of Florence for the Florentine Summer 2016.