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Parmiggiani – Tornabuoni Art, France

20 Oct — 27 Jan 2024

Tornabuoni Art presents the first exhibition in France entirely devoted to Claudio Parmiggiani’s Delocazioni. The gallery’s Parisian space will be inhabited by new works that the artist conceived in situ, offering a new perspective on the themes that Parmiggiani continues to tackle through this emblematic technique.

First exhibited at Modena’s Galleria Civica in 1970, Parmiggiani’s «shadow sculptures» have developed over the course of his artistic career becoming the core of his practice.

After the Second World War, at a time of crisis for traditional figurative art, the artist developed a language that was both personal and profoundly universal, giving his research an innovative character and making him a pioneer of his time. The deep reflection on the theme of absence that permeates his work is at the heart of his Delocazioni: works of shadows and imprints made with fire, smoke and soot, in which traces of books, butterflies, flasks, skulls, musical instruments and human forms transport observers to distant and undefined spaces.

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