Opening new exhibitions: Wiltshire B4C and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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Address: Viale della Repubblica, 277, Prato

Date: Thursday 18 April 18:00 - 20:00


Thursday 18 April, at 6.00 pm, the Centro Pecci inaugurates two new exhibition projects: "Wiltshire Before Christ", born from the collaboration between artist Jeremy Deller, streetwear brand Aries and fashion photographer David Sims, and "Tomorrow Is the Question ", which presents three interventions by Rirkrit Tiravanija, an internationally known artist for the active involvement of the public in his projects.


The "Wiltshire Before Christ" project was born from the collaboration between artist Jeremy Deller, streetwear brand Aries and fashion photographer David Sims, who worked on an exhibition, a capsule collection of clothes and a book starting from from the many suggestions offered by the most famous and mysterious prehistoric site in the world: Stonehenge, in Wiltshire (UK).

In "Wiltshire Before Christ" Deller investigates the attraction that mysticism and pagan symbolism have exerted over man for thousands of years, and the depth of the concepts of identity, time and place, without however renouncing to approach them with pop culture. Videos, installations, objects and clothing inspired by archeology, which are presented as exhibits from a remote time, creating a short circuit between eras and languages.


"Tomorrow Is the Question" is the first solo show in an Italian museum by Rirkrit Tiravanija, one of the most influential artists of his generation, internationally known for works that bring real life into the spaces of art, completing themselves with the active intervention of public and breaking every barrier between object and viewer. The exhibition at the Centro Pecci brings together three projects by the artist around the idea of the future and the need to question the destiny of our planet and humanity.

For the exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija fills the White Room of the museum with four table tennis tables on which stands the words "tomorrow is the question": an invitation for the public to become an active part of the exhibition and to put human relations, exchange and participation at the center of the "question on the future". The second project is a photograph of a group of people willing to form a large question mark in the Piazza delle Carceri in Prato. "Fear Eats the Soul", the large flag flying in front of the museum entrance, completes Tiravanija's intervention in Prato. The work can be considered a programmatic enunciation valid for all the work of the artist: an act of faith on human relations, acceptance and closeness to the other as values that give meaning to our life and our future.

Thursday 18 April 2019,
6.00 pm - talk Jeremy Deller and Sofia Prantera in dialogue with Cristiana Perrella
7.00 pm - inauguration of the exhibition

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