September 26, 2019

Rebecca Moccia with a solo-project at Museo Novecento, Florence

From tomorrow, 27 September to 13 February 2020, a new project animates the open gallery on the first floor of the Museo Novecento in Florence. This place, originally intended for reading, meditation and silent confrontation becomes today the vital space of the section Ora et labora, open to a reflection on language and value of writing in the visual arts, in which young contemporary artists are called upon to confront the architecture of the museum and the urban fabric in which it is located.

This space will present the site-specific installation by Rebecca Moccia (Naples, 1992) entitled Da qui tutto bene, curated by Sergio Risaliti and in collaboration with Mazzoleni.

With refined irony, the artist reflects on the history of the monumental complex of the Ex Leopoldine which, after having hosted the sick and beggars for centuries, was converted into a place of reception and education for poor young girls, before returned to the community as a school and and finally as a museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. In a building with a strong social vocation, Rebecca Moccia’s work calls into question our belonging to this space and this time, making us oscillate between the brutal confrontation with a fictitious reality and the delicate suspension of our transience. The intervention of the artist involves the use of blue back paper: attached to the back, the paper leaves the part usually reserved for the image hidden from view. The sheets are torn with the cutter, recalling the shadow of the fronds and the architectural elements of the loggia. These negative shadows follow the light of dawn on the day of the vernissage of the show (September 26), calculated through the use of a lighting software. The card overlaps, partially covering the pairs of male and female synonyms painted on the wall, taken from the series Un Linguaggio Inaudito (2013-2018). To complete the installation, four loudspeakers broadcast news and current debates continuously in Italian and English.

Ora et labora
Da qui tutto bene. Rebecca Moccia
Curated by Sergio Risaliti
27 September 2019 – 13 February 2020
Museo Novecento, Florence

Cover Image Ph. Leonardo Morfini