Stefano Giuri

Stefano Giuri

(1991- Neviano, Italy)

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Stefano lives and works in Florence, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. In his work he analyses the connections and the relationships between the concepts of public and private space, between collective and individual memory, in order to tackle current social problems linked to the places where he works. It encompasses the idea that in every individual memory there are signs, traces and patterns connected to eras, historical and cultural contexts. In his artistic practice his interests lie in areas such as performance and sculpture.

Recent exhibitions: Resistere, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Santa Verdiana Church, Florence (2018); The stray statue paradox, curated by Gabriele Tosi, SACI Studio Arts College International, Florence (2017); The end of the new, curated by Paolo Tuffolutti, Center in Galerija 774, Ljubljana (2017); This is the end, curated by Elena Magini, Centro Pecci, Prato (2017); Studio Visit, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2016).

Artistic Residencies

2018-2019
three-year plan of manifatturanaturacultura

La Cura

Asshole

2019
mirror-polished bronze, concrete
variable dimensions

A series of sculptures in mirror-polished bronze derived from the casts of bullet holes. These bullets were fired during the German occupation and the holes that they left can still be found on the walls of the buildings in the Manifattura, remaining to this day as the traces of a tragic past. By highlighting a piece of history that has been cut out, through the almost “attenuated” distance between this trace and its copy, and interpreting this footprint as the contact of an absence, a gap is generated that lies between re-producibility and a minimum deviation from reality.