Wolfgang Laib in Florence

Without Time – Without Place – Without Body

edited by Sergio Risalti, Corinna Thierolf, and Gerhard Wolf

In 2019, following an invitation from the Museo Novecento in Florence, Wolfgang Laib – one of the outstanding artists of the present day – created five works in four of the city’s main sights, including the convent of San Marco and the Pazzi Chapel. He entered into a dialogue with masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi and Benozzo Gozzoli in his philosophical and poetic installations of pollen and beeswax. In their juxtaposition with the historic masterpieces, the delicate pollen sculptures and the imposing beeswax ziggurat cause the contrast between present and past, physical place and endless space, and real and spiritual life to become blurred and lead us towards the central questions of life. The publication documents impressively this unique and spectacular art event.

Hirmer, München 2021

A cooperation with the Museo Novecento in Florence

160 pp.
hardcover with dust jacket 
24 x 28 cm 
85 illustrations in color 
ISBN 978-3-7774-3769-9  (English Edition)
ISBN 978-3-7774-3772-9 (Italian Edition)



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