Filippo Biagioli ouvre un nouvel espace en Toscane, peuplé de ses totems :
Photo © Filippo Biagioli.
"The “Territory Museum of the Artworks by Filippo Biagioli”, that already counts tribal installations in Piedmont and Liguria, is opening a new space, this time in Tuscany, the artist’s home region. Thanks to the sensitiveness and trust of the owners of Podere La Fornace (Serravalle Pistoiese), who allowed Biagioli to express himself freely, it was possible to create two spaces of enormous importance to the artist, both on the symbolic and curatorial side.
The first, small and enclosed in a wooden fence, is the “Garden”. In this space exists an interaction between small sized tribal sculptures and aromatic plants that Filippo uses to cure himself, as to symbolize the human balance between body and spirit. One can find “censers”, “insect habitats”, guardian figures” made of concrete that live in symbiosis with plants of lemon balm, oregano, marjoram, chive, lemon verbena, mint, lavender, tarragon, sage, rosemary, but also ornamental plants or the olive tree, on whose roots the concrete bowls, modelled by the artist, rest while waiting to complete their creation process.
The second one, the Park, which is much wider, is located not far from the Garden. Among the olive trees that grow on a small hill, one can find 11 Guardian Figures, made of the local wood. They have a double value, as they have the task of keeping and protecting everything around them and to attract energy from the very Nature they are defending. In this way it is created an outdoor space that is very important for Praying and Recollecting, a space used exactly for these reasons by Biagioli. At the bottom of the Guardian Figures, in fact, there is a frame made of blocks that contains concrete bowls and small figures that serve this purpose."