Florence, Giardino di Boboli
7th May 2019 – 13th October 2019
The series of contemporary sculpture exhibitions at the Boboli Gardens continues with this exhibition of the work of Liverpool born Tony Cragg.
Cragg’s work has its roots in an exploration of the possibilities of the material world, and the physical transformation of materials through industrial processes is at the heart of his output and results in almost Late Baroque virtuosity with a strong tactile component.
Since 1977 he has been based in Wuppertal in Germany where he founded the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park, a renowned centre for contemporary sculpture in dialogue with nature. The Boboli Gardens exhibition is another step in this creative effort that investigates the relationship between the work of art and public space.
Immersed in the landscape and natural elements of the Gardens, some of the more recognised references of this artist, the hints of minimalism, Futurist dynamism and the aesthetics of the machine result in an intensely organic hymn to the material, nature and its life force.
Entry to the Tony Cragg exhibition is included in the entrance ticket to the Boboli Gardens.