INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
FIRE SONG (ADA Rome)
AFTERNOON (SPE - Tenuta Dello Scompiglio)
IL NUMINOSO (Building Gallery Milan)
L'Ombra del Cielo/The Shadow of the Sky
Mille Giorni Contano (Galleria Poggiali)
I cani silenziosi se ne vanno via (Museo Novecento Firenze)
The Fugitive (Centro Pecci Prato)
Wearing an A (Sifang Museum Nanjing, China)
A movie without a mountain (Italian Embassy Berlin)
The stone cut (MACBA, Barcelona)
Wearing an A without fear
This Morning...(TATE Modern)
A Good Performance (Torna - Istanbul)
Idea per una presenza nel deserto/Idea for a presence in the desert
The Sunshine Vineyard (Our Ideal Revolutionary Storm) (FRANKFURTER KUNSTVEREIN)
Untitled (sasso alieno)
There is not a priori answer to this dilemma (The Dolphin Hotel)
The first imperial earthquake
Dunno (A Perfect Crime)
Reflecting on a political hole (the space for a sculpture)
People have started to plan
Instrument #1 - Instrument #2
Solo Show - Gallery ADA, Rome
May 12 | July 15, 2023
According to a Sioux elder, the meaning of life is to address all the things we encounter with a song 1.
Chants are a form of primordial and intelligible dialogue, through which the encounter is found,
a place where different parts mutate in order to understand each other. The closeness that is established can reconstitute a unique moment of exchange, an Event, between living and non- living beings, between human beings and their surroundings, between singularity and collectivity, in a state dedicated to the happening and mutual understanding.
The works in Fire Song express the vision of the encounter in events suspended between passages and flashes, wavering between the oneiric and the real, through places out of time. One is immersed in situations with no hierarchy, poised between the apocalypse and a peaceful instant at sunset, in a moment where the enchantment becomes a dream, but also a tangible experience. Francesca Banchelli combines an intimate view of the world with the collective one, bringing out the most hidden self and then letting it disappear within a universal identity. The subjects of her works are filled with a vibrant and calm emotionality and connected by the propensity to trace, in an indefinite time span, residues of innocence and intelligence.
Francesca Banchelli’s work investigates the concept of time through painting and performance, elaborating narratives in which constellations of events are organised on a single layer. Her imagery includes visions of coexistence between different living beings and natural objects, which hold time within them, or with inanimate objects, through which we understand ourselves. Banchelli makes use of the concept of time as a means of finding the balance in the encounter between the self and the world, staging a reconciliation between the individual, the collective and the natural world.(1963).
1. Carlo Rovelli "Buchi Bianchi", 2023
Ph. Credit Roberto Apa