Gomito/ Gomito

What does it mean to work together? How does one keep the artistic integrity whilst working towards a collective aim? The loss of authorship may not only be defined as a loss but also a gain in the collective experience. Where can this balance be found?
Gomito a gomito, “elbow to elbow”, is an italian bodily metaphor that suggests the idea of working together side by side, sharing the same physical and conceptual space. This concept, shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, back to back, arm to arm and cheek to cheek… can be found in different languages.
GOMITO/ GOMITO exhibition curated by IED Firenze, is the final outcome of a peer-led collaborative project developed by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi on the occasion of Verrocchio, the Master of Leonardo (9 March-14th July 2019) in collaboration with educational institutions in the florentine art scene: Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, California State University and Laba Firenze.
The Palazzo Strozzi Exhibition dedicated to Verrocchio’s workshop was the starting point to reflect upon collaborative practice. Students have produced artworks related to this idea from March to June; the creative process has culminated in the exhibition taking place at Le Murate – Progetti di Arte Contemporanea, from 22nd – 28th June 2019.
The twentieth century has seen the opening of the fields of art production and the idea of individuality is being increasingly questioned. A new prominence is being given to community projects and the elucidation of the interdisciplinary network involved in the creative process.
The modern mindset of the duality of globalisation and diminishing ego has been combined with ever increasing technological innovation and almost instantaneous transference of information. This has resulted in the rethinking of the world by putting the emphasis on negotiation, sharing and the discovery of common ground.
It is this loss of authorship that GOMITO/ GOMITO wishes to highlight by denying the verticality of the traditional art process, bringing together different approaches and skills, opening a dialogue with its audience.
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Like Sugar in Milk

Like Sugar in Milk documenta la scomparsa della più antica religione monoteista al mondo. I Parsi sono gli ultimi seguaci dello Zoroastrismo la religione dell’antica Persia. Oggi vivono in India e la loro comunità sta rapidamente scomparendo. Questo lavoro vuole documentare per immagini i vari aspetti di questa preziosa comunità prima che l’inevitabile accada. Majlend Bramo, fotografo italo-albanese, nel 2008 inizia una collaborazione a tempo pieno con l’agenzia di news Massimo Sestini che lo porterà a lavorare per i principali magazine e quotidiani nazionali. Nel 2014 decide di tornare freelance per riuscire ad approfondire le storie che racconta ed avere un approccio più documentaristico. Negli ultimi quattro anni ha vissuto molti mesi in India, conoscendo a fondo la realtà che documentava, fino alla pubblicazione del suo libro Like Sugar in Milk. Pubblica su giornali nazionali e internazionali come La Repubblica, l’Espresso, New York Times e le Figaro. La mostra darà il via alla 18° edizione del River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.

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A Place in Between


A Place in Between, selected photographic series by: Lina Bessonova, Andrew Gatti, Leon Jones, Cora Rozencohn. While stepping into a place, you are in a state of displacement and change. What is before and behind does not define you. You’re resting on a threshold. Each photographic series explores the nature of a transitory state. These moments are easy to disregard, yet are the core of all growth. April 15, 2016 at 18:00, Tethys Gallery, Via dei Vellutini, 17r, Firenze.

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