The exhibition, born from an original production commissioned by Museo Galileo and MAD Murate Art District, presents a site-specific installation around the theme of storage, symbol of preservation but also a space of material and immaterial memories, unknown and hidden from collective sight.

Chiara Bettazzi's installation features scientific instruments from the Museo Galileo's storage and materials from the Murate’s storage, along with inventory cards, photographic and documentary evidence. Through visual compositions, these elements - out of context from their original places of conservation - become object and suggestion for the artist's work: a multi-level dialogue of memory is thus opened between Chiara Bettazzi's artistic imagination and the spirit that animates the institutional conservation of historical and scientific objects, resemantized in a new geography of vision.

Curated by Letizia Bocci and Valentina Gensini, the exhibition highlights the artist’s intimate need to reclaim and preserve individual and collective memory. The visitor is thus invited to follow the first tracks of a peculiar experience and thought, which is on one hand closely linked to the artist’s practice, and on the other hand connected to both Florentine institution archives. The result is a work of reflection on the stratification of time and memory.

Exhibition dates

10.05.2023 – 23.07.2023 Firenze, MAD Murate Art District