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Wolfgang Laib in Florence

Without Time, Without Space, Without Body…

Wolfgang Laib in an artistic dialogue with the masters of the Early Renaissance in Florence.

 In 2019, Wolfgang Laib entered into an artistic dialogue with masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Benozzo Gozzoli. Following an invitation from the Museo Novecento in Florence, Laib created five works in four of the city’s historical sites, including the convent of San Marco and the Pazzi Chapel. Laib’s installations are philosophical and poetic works made of pollen and beeswax. In their juxtaposition with historic masterpieces, the delicate pollen sculptures and an imposing beeswax ziggurat create a contrast between present and past, physical place and endless space, and real and spiritual life.

120 pages | 66 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art


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