La meraviglia TALKS

Francesca Banchelli

Wednesday 23 September, 19:30

Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
in Manifattura Tabacchi
Via delle Cascine 33, Firenze

Free entry subject to availability.


A series of talks open to the public, during which the artists and curators visiting Manifattura Tabacchi share their experiences, as such offering up a space for discussion during the course of their workshops with the artists in residence. At the conclusion of each talk, the words will fall away to give space for the eye to communicate, with a visit to the ateliers of the six artists in residence of L’armonia. This visit gives us a voyeuristic glimpse into a world of imagination concentrated into single rooms, which through their daily use by the artists become wunderkammern, rooms of wonder.

A conversation with Sergio Risaliti, Manifattura Tabacchi Art Residencies curator and Director of Museo Novecento of Florence. Introduced by Paolo Parisi, Art Residencies tutor.

Access will be in full compliance with the measures that the Italian government is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.


L’armonia TALKS

at 19:30

23 September | Francesca Banchelli
14 October | Cesare Viel
11 November | Rebecca Moccia
26 November | Marinella Senatore
9 December | Masbedo
16 December | Patrick Tuttofuoco

Francesca Banchelli


Francesca Banchelli’s work encompasses different disciplines such as painting, performance, video and sculptures, often organising the various media within multifaceted installations. Interested in the human being as a singularity in the presence of the real and non-real, she uses “time” as a search key towards the “encounter” – to reach the complexity of the event.
Her works has been commissioned and exhibited in various national and international museums and art institutions, among which: Museo Novecento, Florence, IT; Centro Pecci of Prato, IT; MACBA, Barcellona, ES; MANIFESTA 11 – Performance program, Zurich, CH; TATE Modern, London, UK; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China; WILKINSON Gallery, London, UK; 13a Instambul Biennial/official parallel event; Centrale Fies, Dro, IT; FRANKFURTER KUNSTVEREIN (Deutsche Börse Residency Program); Villa Romana, Florence, IT; Italian Embassy of Berlin; SPE – Ass. Cult. Scompiglio, Lucca, IT; New Capital, Chicago US; S1Artspace, Sheffield, UK.