Padua: Palazzo della Ragione – Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. In the medieval Palazzo della Ragione in the center of Padua, near Venice is on show Fabrizio Plessi’s impressive video installation exhibition Il Flusso della Ragione, or The Flow of Reason, until February 24, it is curated by Annamaria Sandona.
Above: The Palazzo della Ragione completed in 1219 was once the Town Hall. The building, with its great hall on the upper floor, is reputed to have the largest roof unsupported by columns in Europe and the walls are covered with allegorical frescos. The building stands on arches, and the upper storey is surrounded by an open loggia. After the fire of 1420 which destroyed Giotto's original frescos, the new space was re-frescoed by Nicolò Miretto and Stefano da Ferrara, working from 1425 to 1440.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. Fabrizio Plessi’s exhibition, The flow of Reason, creates an exciting dialogue between sign language and that of video, from which the famous Italian contemporary artist forms his expression. This great site-specific video installation is stretched out in the space of one of the most prominent architectural remains of medieval Padua. It covers the whole structure by two different "streams". They are created by the jumble of hundreds of sheets that record the Genesis project of the works that made Plessi famous; the other by an unbroken sequence of monitors, depicting visual vibration of water, fire, lava, lightening and their incessant flow.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. Local dignitaries; Mirella Cisotto Nalon, the curator Annamaria Sandona, the artist Fabrizio Plessi and the cultural attaché Andrea Colasio.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. The exhibition unfolds as a "flow" of thoughts on paper, to witness changes, dropouts, even occasional sketches, the emergence of a compelling idea, follow the evolution of the initial project. Secret thoughts, not intended for reception by the public, are now are presented in order to show the main works of the artist.
Rocco and his mother the glamorous Carla Plessi with her friend Paola and her son Lorenzo Salomoni.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. Video Going, 1985.
Architects Alessandro and Tina Zambusi with their son Mattia.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. Mare Veritcale, 2000, shown at the 51 Venice Biennale.
Luigia Collibotto and Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the IUAV in Venice, Ernesto L. Francalanci.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition. Emergency Spunge, from the Grandi Progetti series, Utopistici-Poetici, 1972.
Journalist Patricia Schmeidler.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition The exhibition includes some photocopiers, made by Gruppo Pellegrini, visitors can print photocopies of the projects on display or they can acquire an image by sending it via email. Through QR-code technology, visitors also have the possibility to display the final work on the web created by the artist.
IUAV professor, graphic designer and co-founder of Studio Tapiro Enrico Camplani and co-owner of the Gruppo Pellegrini, Sofia Pellegrini, whose machines, above, reproduce Plessi’s sketches for the public to take home.
Fabrizio Plessi – Il Flusso della Ragione exhibition.