FRANCIS BACON

Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art 

The documentary show the exhibition through the interaction of the space with the public.

The exhibition presented works by contemporary artists who exam today’s existential state of societal mind. Their work explores the kind of questions man asks himself in his relationship with his own interior being, his body and the outside world. At the core of the exhibition are paintings by Francis Bacon (1909-1992), whose work is placed in dialogue with that of five contemporary artists of international renown: Nathalie Djurberg, Adrian Ghenie, Arcangelo Sassolino, Chiharu Shiota and Annegret Soltau. These artists share Bacon’s reflection on man’s existential condition and on the depiction of the human figure.

Further information: strozzina.org/en/exhibitions/francis-bacon/

Video project by Tommaso Cappelletti and Davide Castagnetti

Music by David Schombert and Sardonica