November 2, 2020

Humus, Andrea Francolino’s Flags on Palazzo Panizza, Turin

In conjunction with the exhibition by Andrea Francolino Humus, curated by Sergio Risaliti and Luca Puri, open until February 21, 2021 at the Museo Novecento in Florence, Mazzoleni is pleased to host a site-specific installation by the artist on the facade of its Turin gallery.
The two “flags” in jute and bamboo cane with the terrestrial GPS coordinates of the Italian Parliament and the European Parliament are in close connection with the museum installation. The project stems from the careful observation of nature and the relationships between European countries, their cultural identities and desire for a sustainable future, uniting them all to achieve the  safeguard of the planet: 28 flags, one for each member state of the European Union, as well as a collective one, which brings together all the nations of a united Europe, stand in the loggia of the Florentine museum.
On each flag, GPS coordinates allude to the location of each respective parliament, a discreet and unambiguous way of revealing the places in the world where the ruling of the country is decided by men and women, affecting the future of the planet.  The ecological crisis and the strong efforts that individuals and nations have made to protect the planet are the starting points for Andrea Francolino’s research.

Andrea Francolino Humus, Museo Novecento, Florence