Ólafur Eliasson: In your time : Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

22 September 2022 - 22 January 2023 

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is proud to announce Nel tuo tempo (In your time), a major exhibition by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson on display throughout the gallery and courtyard space this autumn (opening 22 September 2022). One of the most original and visionary artists of our time, Eliasson has built up a multifaceted practice that spans installations, paintings, sculptures, photography, and film.


The exhibition, Eliasson's largest exhibition in Italy to date, enlists the Palazzo Strozzi's Renaissance architecture in creating a powerful dramaturgy of immaterial artworks that address subjective perception and shared experience. The exhibition brings together new and older works that feature light, shadows, reflections, patterns, and intense colour, and includes a major new, site-specific installation in the courtyard and a digital artwork created using VR technology - presented to the public for the first time at Palazzo Strozzi.


Curated by Arturo Galansino, the exhibition comprises works that directly interact with the architecture and spaces of Palazzo Strozzi. New installations and older works subvert and refract perceptions, using the museum building itself as an instrument for producing the art. The Renaissance building becomes a dynamic body in which architecture, windows, ceilings, corners and walls are activated. Subtle interventions employing spotlights, screens, and colour filters draw attention to what is already there. From the structures behind the exhibition to the rituals of viewing it, Eliasson presents a multiplicity of possible narratives.


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