Felice Limosani – Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, Italy
21 Sep — 28 Jan 2024
Pezzi di Pace by Felice Limosani at the Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni
Until January 28, 2024 in the Renaissance courtyard the site-specific installation commissioned by Roberto Casamonti
“That’s what Felice is like. As unique and indefinable as art itself. Because art needs no definitions, prefixes or suffixes. It just needs to be heard”: the words of Cristiano Seganfreddo, editor of the magazine Flash Art, about the artist and his work, referring to Pezzi di Pace, Felice Limosani’s site-specific installation for the courtyard of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni until 28 January 2024. His introduction sounds like a consecration, and is echoed by Roberto Casamonti, who was strongly in favour of the project: an obelisk pointing to the sky, suspended over a pool of water. The surface of the obelisk, clad in a sheet of high-tech steel, reflects everything around it, slowly changing its perspective thanks to its rotation. The setting is the Renaissance-style courtyard of the palace, encapsulated in the perfect geometry of its architectural lines.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Florentine gallerist and art collector describes Limosani’s work thus: “Enormous vision steeped in thought and poetry. An exceptional artist, a true artist, and it’s my intention to represent him to all effects in the art world”. Through his work, Felice Limosani seeks to arouse, to stimulate reflection on the idea of peace each of us has. One word, one concept, abused and at the same time out of reach: “Political conflict, the denial of civil rights, ethnic and religious tensions, environmental disasters tarnish and fragment the magnificence of this value, so essential for our lives”, the artist explains. “We need to think about the importance of building and implementing the concept of peace on a daily basis, including in our everyday interactions. Every individual has the potential to build peace through kindness, care and humanity, so that education for peace becomes the premise for the creation of a culture of peace. Peace should be found in our conscience, and transferred to others. If we want to build or rebuild it, we have to be willing to change ourselves”. With this installation, which focuses on the ability to change perspective, Limosani gives us hope: “…because as Paul Éluard said, we need to believe there is another world, and it is in this one.”