From May 10 to July 23, 2023 Museo Galileo and MAD Murate Art District present the exhibition "Standby. Installation view" by Chiara Bettazzi.
The exhibition, born from an original production commissioned by Museo Galileo and MAD Murate Art District, presents a site-specific installation developing around the theme of storage, a symbol of preservation but also a space of material and immaterial memories, unknown and hidden from collective view.
Chiara Bettazzi's installation features scientific instruments from the Museo Galileo’s storage and materials from the Murate’s storage, along with inventory cards, photographic and documentary evidence. Through visual compositions, these elements - out of context with respect to their places of preservation - become object and suggestion for the artist's work: a multi-level dialogue of memory is thus opened between Chiara Bettazzi’s artistic imagination and the spirit that animates the institutional preservation of historical and scientific objects, resemantized in a new geography of vision.
Curated by Letizia Bocci and Valentina Gensini, the exhibition highlights the artist’s intimate need to reclaim and preserve individual and collective memory. The visitor is thus invited to follow the first tracks of a peculiar experience and thought, which is on the one hand closely linked to the artist’s practice, and on the other hand connected to both Florentine institution archives. The result is a work of reflection on the stratification of time and memory.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at MAD Murate Art District and will be running until Sunday, July 23.
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