SACI MFA students head to Prato to see contemporary Italian art, curated by Pietro Gaglianò

SACI MFA students in Prato

Not all art in Tuscany is about the Renaissance. The region has a thriving contemporary international art scene as well. SACI MFA students recently took a trip to Prato, not far from Florence, to see contemporary Italian art on exhibit in a couple of raw ex-industrial spaces. They visited La Torre di Babele (The Tower of Babel), curated by SACI instructor, Pietro Gaglianò.

The curatorial theme of the Tower of Babel is inspired and conceived of as a symbol of the continuous challenge that every artist is faced with: the human need to go beyond limits, to search for a vision, which has guided man ever since the biblical episode.

Various languages and aesthetics in painting, sculpture and complex installations make up the exhibition involving 23 artists from very different generations and backgrounds. Twenty-three large works of art, in certain cases expressly created for this occasion, are installed in the evocative space of the Ex Lucchesi, a former textile factory in Prato.

They also visited the Studio Corte SC17, a non-profit cultural association and contemporary artist space in Prato, at Via Genova 17/4.

SACI MFA students in Prato at SC17

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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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