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Palazzo Madama
Palazzo Reale
Palazzo Carignano
Heaps of stones, fragments, details, stylistic features take shapes, giving life to signs, motifs, stories about the places we visit, and we read through the project. Our language often follows this process of analysis, which may be found in this project dedicated to Turin. Our encounter with Andrea Besana, a skilled mosaic artisan, revealed, through a set of three outdoor carpets, the coincidence between subject and support: three palaces of Turin - Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Carignano, ancient headquarters of the Savoy dynasty - are elevated as narrative matters and then translated into mosaic. the technique itself is revisited taking a different scale: from fixed surfaces to flexible objects. The brighter colors of Murano enamels are juxtaposed wither matured shades of marble and stones in order to recall the facades surfaces.

Part of the exhibition "QUI / ORA Sotto effetto presente" curated by Angela Rui.
Photo credits: Pepe Fotografia.
Operae 2015

Andrea Besana's Workshop

Glass palette

Preparing the mosaic

At work with Andrea Besana