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The Hand, the Creatures, the Singing garden
2012 - chromed steel

Just past the water-lily pond, along the path leading toward the northern part of the park, the artist found a clearing in the undergrowth where a large holm-oak grows next to a park bench. The branches extending from the trunk create a sculptural form covered by rough tree bark and cloaked in a dense layer of moss. The branches seem to want to converse with two neighboring trees, a plane and a maple, that have grown together, as if embracing in an eternal promise.
The artist proposed to add a second "skin" to the space's largest holm-oak: hundreds of little chromed steel pieces, which reflect the natural light and the greenery of surrounding nature, become a new tree bark, lightweight and shiny but reactive to the environment around it.

Loris Cecchini

Loris Cecchini (Milan, 1969) lives and works between Tuscany and Berlin.  Among his most recent solo exihibitions we recall here:  Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena (1998);  Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Cologne (1999);  Fondazione Bandera, Busto Arstizio (Milan, 2000);  Maschio Angioino, Naples (2000);  Centro Galego de arte contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela (2000);  Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelburg (2001);  Fondazione Teseco, Pisa (2002);  Cappa Mazzoniana Stazione Termini, Rome (2002);  Quarter, Centro Produzione Arte, Florence (2004);  Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin (2004);  Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004 & 2007); Museo Casa Solleric, Palma de Mallorca (Spain, 2004); Photology, Milan (2005);  Centro per l’arte contemporanea “L. Pecci” Prato (2009);  Musèe d’Art Modern, St. Étienne (2010);  Fondazione Garrone, Genoa (2011), CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2012).


In 2005 , during the 51st Biennal of Venice, he won the “Prize for Young Italian Art 2004-2005”.


The Hand, The Creatures, The Singing Garden

Loris Cecchini, The Hand, The Creatures, The Singing Garden The inauguration, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Gori Collection to the public, of Loris Cecchini’s the new permanent work, installed along a path in the park.

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