Tornabuoni Arte pays homage to Fabrizio Plessi, one of the most renowned Italian artist of video art, with the solo exhibition PLESSI. Emozioni Digitali, which opens on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at our gallery in Florence.
The exhibition is a collection of over thirty works created between the seventies and the nineties, along with some of the most recent video production of the artist; regarded as a pioneer and among the first experimenters of the digital matter in Italy, he has been referred to as ‘l’aborigeno del digitale’, the aborigine of digital. Plessi has been able to combine nature and artifice, art and technology, creating poetic pieces with a great evocative impact, where the primordial elements of water, fire, lightning, and earth constantly recur in an unstoppable flow of images.
Tornabuoni Arte also presents a section dedicated to NFTs, the most recent collection created by the artist, with Nature still serving as the main theme. Plessi, who, as already stated, is an experimenter, does not shy away from his fascination with the evolution that the uniqueness of the digital element and the use of blockchain technology entail, further updating his language.
In addition to texts by Serena Tabacchi and Sonia Zampini, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, edited by Tornabuoni Arte, includes the text ‘Fabrizio Plessi’s art’ by Achille Bonito Oliva, an excerpt from the 1990 ‘Plessi. Videocruz’ exhibition at the Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, and ‘The Art of Fabrizio Plessi’ by John G. Hanhardt, written for the Fabrizio Plessi exhibition held in 1998 at the Guggenheim Museum Soho in New York.
Fabrizio Plessi. Emozioni digitali
exhibition catalogue edited by Tornabuoni Arte. Texts by Ursula Casamonti, Serena Tabacchi and Sonia Zampini. B/w and colored illustrations, 119 pages, 9,6×12,2 in, Italian/English, 2022.
selection of works