The FAI – The Italian celebrates the genius of Robert Irwin and James Turrell, extraordinary Californian artists, exponents of environmental and perception, giving them a major exhibition at Villa Panza: Aisthesis – the origin of the sensations.
Aisthesis is not a show to see but to hear. A perceptual experience only, where the boundaries of space and light mingle and vanish.
The exhibition includes 19 works: projections, installations and environments sensory admirably integrated in the spaces of the villa.
The two new works made specifically by Irwin and Turrell for the exhibition make it an unmissable opportunity.
The excitement reaches its climax in the Ganzfeld “Sight Unseen”, one of the works of James Turrell, who transforms the Great Stables in a landscape without horizons, while “Varese Scrim,” the project of Robert Irwin for limonaia, creates a labyrinth emotions shaped by natural light.
The exhibition also discusses with photos, videos and documents the close relationship that bound him for forty years the two exponents Californians to Giuseppe Panza. It was the great collector, in fact, that in the 70 commissioned Irwin and Turrell memorable site-specifi c to the Villa and its collection is known throughout the world.
Aisthesis closes a major tour that saw Turrell protagonist, in 2013, three major exhibitions at LACMA in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The exhibition is curated by Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Director – Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Anna Bernardini, Director of Villa Panza.