Palazzo Strozzi in Florence presents until 7 February 2021 We Rise by Lifting Others, a new project by Italian artist Marinella Senatore, who has been invited to submit a reflection on the idea of the community, proximity and relationships in an age in which the concept of social distancing is having a huge impact on the daily life of each and every one of us.
Curated by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s Director General Arturo Galansino, the project consists of a light installation for the courtyard inspired by the popular southern Italian luminaria or “artist’s lighting” tradition, and a programme of participatory workshops focusing on the idea of social activation and the construction of a community built around the practice of performance art.
This project is intended as a platform to trace connections between individuals, both physically and at a distance. The public space of the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi and the private space of each visitor come together in a deep reflection on the concept of community: an open work of art where multiple levels of vision, listening and interaction expand and overlap through the practice of care for individuals and the spaces we share.
Marinella Senatore, We Rise by Lifting Others
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, until 7 February 2021
Image: Installation view, Marinella Senatore We Rise by Lifting Others, Palazzo Strozzi, credits: OKNO Studio