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Past, Present and Future Continuous

Istituto Marangoni Firenze Art Show 2021

The video installations by Multimedia Arts third year Students Léa Colombier, Alexandra Konopleva and Yuyan Pan, reveal the value and condemnation of the passage of time. From an autobiographical point of view, with amateur videos on VHS, they face traumas from the past that affect the present. From an anthropological point of view, with environments and entities in 3D animation, they represent the ghosts of our future: the consequences of social dynamics that widen the gap between man and the environment by encouraging individualistic attitudes.

The exhibition includes the Ceiling Fresco project, a contest created by the artist Andy Picci (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1989) whose work revolves around the concepts of identity, fluidity, notoriety and the influence that social networks have in our present. The students of the second year of Istituto Marangoni Firenze were invited to interpret in a contemporary way the production of the frescoes that inhabit the ceilings of museums and historic buildings in the city of Florence for creating a capsule collection inspired by our artistic heritage. The result demonstrates how past, present and future easily coexist both in the field of visual arts and in fashion.

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