ArtClash 2016 exhibition opens April 7 at 6:30pm, California State University in Florence

Keri Rosebraugh, "An Ankh for Paris" 200 Baguettes Installation, 2015 Paris, France

Keri Rosebraugh, “An Ankh for Paris” 200 Baguettes Installation, 2015 Paris, France

A photo of a work created on the banks of the Seine by SACI MFA in Studio Art candidate, Keri Rosebraugh, “An Ankh for Paris” was selected from several works in the ArtClash 2016 exhibition in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio held last month for the Tuscan Anglo-American Festival which also included work by other SACI students.

22 works were chosen for a second exhibition to be held at the California State Univeristy in Florence. From there, the pieces will become part of the permanent collection at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Florina in Greece. The works will also be featured in an exhibition catalog.

The installation, made with 200 Baguettes measuring 16mx12m, was a collaboration with French artist Phillippe Nodluaner, created to show solidarity and support for Paris after the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015. The Ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol meaning “everlasting life,” is also known to be the shape of a bull’s vertebra, implying strength and power.

The exhibition, curated by Marsha Steinberg, involves a collaboration between several US and Italian programs in Florence, the Region of Tuscany, the Comune di Firenze, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Florina in Greece.


ArtClash 2016

April 7-15, 2016

Exhibition Opening / Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm

California State University
Via Leopardi 12 – Florence, Italy

Panel Speakers: Mary Caputi, Eugenio Giani, Rolando Bellini, Gregory Burney, Elisa Gradi, Panayotis Kantzas, Marsha Steinberg

Exhibition open: Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm / 3-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm

Group Exhibition curated by Marsha Steinberg

Participating Institutes:

Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze / Accademia Europea di Firenze / ACCENT Florence Study Center / CSU California State University – Firenze / Fondazione Il Bisonte / Gonzaga University in Florence / Harding University in Florence / ISI Florence International Studies Institute / Kent State University Florence Program / LABA Libera Accademia di Belle Arti / LDM Lorenzo de’ Medici / The Italian International Institute / New York University Florence / Richmond The American International / SACI Studio Art Centers International / Sarah Lawrence College – Florence Program / Sacred Art School Firenze / Syracuse University in Florence / Department of Visual and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia, Florina – Greece

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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