This exhibition tries to examine the complex systems, considering some of their different manifestations: the collision between the human and natural world, sometimes resulting in irrevocable damage to the environment; the inter-societal interactions between humans both in reality and in the virtual, and the personal interaction between an individual and their own psyche.
From June 2020 a special online art exhibition curated by the Arts Management Master Course of IED Firenze and IED Roma, created in collaboration with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Manifattura Tabacchi. The exhibition gathers together the artworks of 13 young international artists, and it represents the conclusion of the project of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi “Complex Systems”, addressed to creatives and professionals of the art world, whose aim has been to develop new artistic productions in relation to the exhibition Tomás Saraceno. Aria.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the creative process of the exhibition has evolved into a new online format which allows the audience to live the experience in a whole new way: a virtual space that can be explored on the website of Manifattura Tabacchi, combined with two performances that will be live streamed on Instagram.
Inspired by the work of Tomás Saraceno, the artworks of this exhibition examine the collision between the complex systems of human beings and nature, sometimes resulting in irrevocable damage to the environment; the intersocietal interactions between humans both in reality and in the virtual, and the personal interaction between an individual and their own psyche. The title of the exhibition, At the Edge of Chaos, takes its cue from a statement by Andrea Ferrara, Cosmology Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, according to whom “Complex systems are situated in between order and disorder, or at the edge of chaos”. As the current situation of crisis shows, we are always living at the edge of chaos, grasping onto the strings of order.
Artists: Baoyi Cao, Chen YongZhe, Claudia Vignale, Elisa del Taglia e Sassi Sara, Fan Qingduo, Gianmarco Rescigno, Isaac Michael Ybarra, Liu Xuan, Samuele Bartolini, Santiago Navarro, Teresa Bellandi, Yuan Libin, Zhang Manjie.
Students: Anna Rebecca Fdz-Checa García, Tu Junfu, Arnagul Zhakudayeva, Melissa Marie Toscanini Segale, Erica Gatti, Monica Hirano, Gabriela V. Marton Szalay, Nannette Garcia Navas, Giusy Todaro, Nathalie M. Barés Neuman, Hélène Ziegler, Tianqi Yi, Juli von Glasow, Tjaša Ninić.
Elisa del Taglia & Sara Sassi