Helidon XhiXha – In Random Order

September 8th, 2017 5:00 PMtoOctober 29th, 2017 5:00 PM

A new exhibition of monumental sculptures by the celebrated sculptor Helidon Xhixha is on view at the Boboli Garden. Curated by Eike Schmidt, Director of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, with the art critic Diego Giolitti, the exhibition is entitled Helidon Xhixha In Random Order.

In a spectacular layout involving fifteen monumental installations and sculptures spread out over the Boboli Garden and the city of Florence, Xhixha explores the concept of chaos and order, his work a tribute to the way in which these concepts have been addressed down the ages not only in philosophy and in the arts but also in the natural world.

Their surfaces glistening like mirrors, the works merge into their surroundings environment, pursuing a sophisticated intellectual and aesthetic investigation and offering a new take on the theme of the interactions between art and nature that was so close to the Medici family’s artists, who interpreted it with spectacular fountains and mesmerising grottoes in those centuries.

Eight of the fifteen sculptures on display have been created expressly for this exhibition, including Order and ChaosHelium and Neon, on display in the Ampitheatre in Boboli.Knowledge and Infinite, set up in the area in front of the Pitti Palace, play a go-between role with Florence and with the austere and mathematical charactere of its urban aesthetic. With Chaos, a monumental installation expressly created for the Limoniaia conservatory, Xhixha explores nature in an effort to penetrate the meaning of caos.

Unitl October 29th

OPENING HOURS

June 27th – August 31st from 8.15 to 19.30

September 1st  – October 28th  from  8.15 to 18.30

October 29th from 8.15 to 17.30

Giardino di Boboli

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