The new exhibition, split between the new museum wing and half of the old building, display an introductory part of the contemporary art heritage accrued by Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci over the last three decades.


From the Cavern to the Moon is based on a collection that reflects the long-term opportunities provided by the merging of seven managements and the host of talented curators who have successively led the Tuscan museum from 1988 until the present day. It is a glimpse at what has been produced and left over from large and small exhibitions of the past, as well as introducing works that have never been exhibited before or that have been acquired recently by the Pecci Centre.


Works by 60 Italian and international artists provide a non-comprehensive but nevertheless significant summary of the art of the last 50 years, conceived and curated by Stefano Pezzato in collaboration with Umberto Borella for the exhibition design and the artistic area of the Pecci Centre which has provided to organize, preserve and promote the collection during the last decade, presenting different parts of it.


This new exhibition presents an itinerary through artistic forms that occupy and become part of the environment, an experience that seems a true immersion among works of art that develop and repeat over time in the form of videos, actions and performances. It is an invitation to partake in a direct experience and evolve, just like the heritage of the contemporary art museum of Prato and Tuscany.


The exhibition develops between the ancestral time evoked by the legendary Caverna dell’antimateria by Pinot Gallizio and the cosmic space of Luna by Fabio Mauri, passing through the energy proliferation that emerges in La spirale appare by Mario Merz, the feasible habitat of Supersuperficie imagined by Superstudio, the integration between art and architecture experimented in Intercamera plastic by Paolo Scheggi. 



From the Cavern to the Moon

Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci

Viale della Repubblica, 277, Prato

April 8, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Open Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon–8pm; Thursday to Sunday 12 noon–midnight

Closed Mondays

Tickets cost 10 euro (concessions for Coop card holders, FAI members)

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