Curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Valentina Gensini, the show Green Platform at La Strozzina Contemporary Art Center in Florence, takes a critical view designed to examine and understand the myriad philosophical, psychological, environmental, economic and social implications of ecology.
Thus ecology is no longer defined solely as a natural science but as a science of interrelations, confines and cross-border osmosis.
The exhibition presents a series of works by international artists who, acting in the wake of the pioneer experience that developed in the avant-garde movements of the Sixties and Seventies, address the issues of the environment, ecology and sustainability. Different artistic approaches and attitudes are compared, ranging from an awareness of the critical state of the everyday and pragmatic relationship between man and nature, to the choice of sustainable practices that put at stake a new idea of progress, to a creative pro-activism that pursues a real ecological struggle through the artistic languages.
We have talked about these issues together with curator Valentina Gensini. The interview is in italian.