Published on the occasion of the exhibition Fabrizio Plessi. Lyquid Labyrinth, Budapest (Hungary), Ludwig Museum, January – April 2014 / Koblenz (Germany), Ludwig Museum, June – August 2014
With contributions from Beate Reifenscheid and Anna Bálványos
Ed. Beate Reifenscheid
24 x 28.5 cm, 144 pages, 100 colour illustrations
Silvana Editoriale, 2014
Fabrizio Plessi (Reggio Emilia, 1940) is one of the most remarkable and most popular Italian contemporary artists, who is foremost known for his large size, spectacular video installations. In his artworks Fabrizio Plessi merges modern technology – moving image and sound – with the simplest materials like wood or stone, in a most natural way. His spectacular works, often of large dimensions, usually exercise a deep impact on the audience, and it is almost impossible to remain unaffected.
A special feature of this exhibition – displayed at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest and Koblenz – is going to be an installation titled Liquid Labyrinth, that has never been exhibited anywhere else before. Another artwork Llaüt Light calls our attention to a current social problem: on Mallorca, which is the artist’s second home, old fishing boats were destroyed for reasons of environment protection. The conflict between sustainable development and tradition is actually present in all domains of human life. Plessi’s work facilitates collective thinking and discussion on issues of nature and society and helps to find adequate solutions.
Exhibition: Budapest (Hungary), Ludwig Museum, January – April 2014 / Koblenz (Germany), Ludwig Museum, June – August 2014