September 20, 2021

Alter Eve. Nature Power Body: Palazzo Strozzi exhibition in conjunction with IED Firenze

From 28 October to 12 December 2021 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting Alter Eve. Nature Power Body, an exhibition taking its cue from the work of six Italian women artists (Camilla Alberti, Irene Coppola, Martina Melilli, Margherita Moscardini, Silvia Rosi e Marta Roberti) to explore the female point of view in a reflection on a future based on new principles governing our natural and social coexistence.

Using sculpture, painting, photography and installations, the exhibition proposes a multi-faceted narrative in which deconstructed or imaginary nature sits side by side with bodies displayed or recounted, but in which strong political statements also dialogue with intimate and personal stories of cultural identity, all of them demands that share a commitment focusing on change for a transformation of our way of looking, speaking and acting in the world. Calling into question the patriarchy, gender roles, the antagonism between nature and the human being, restrictive roles and power relationships, the exhibition builds alternative futures, proposing forms of relationship that are still in the process of being thrashed out.

The project is part of Palazzo Strozzi Future Art, a new programme which is developed by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in the context of its collaboration with Andy Bianchedi in memory of Hillary Merkus Recorditi and which got off the ground with the installation by JR The Wound for the façade of Palazzo Strozzi. The exhibition is produced by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in conjunction with IED Firenze‘s post-graduate students (2020/2021 class) taking the Master’s course in Curatorial Practice (Francesca Bonissone, Elena Castiglioni, Nora Criado Diaz, Linda Kristiina Toivio, Thea Moussa and Yanru Li) and is coordinated by Martino Margheri (Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s officer for university and academy-level educational projects) and Daria Filardo (IED Firenze master’s course lecturer and coordinator).

Above: Irene Coppola, Agave (det.), 2021. Carta fotografica fine art montata su alluminio dbond 3 mmcm 40 x 60. Courtesy the artist

Not an Artist!
The profession of the Curator is one of the many involved in the research project Not An Artist. The goal is to foster a conversation and a discussion about the role and evolution of all the “side-professions” that complement the work of Artists in order to constantly update the academic offer and the faculty of IED and to provide the most effective education experience to those interested in entering the world of contemporary art.

More information here.