During the period of closure due to the COVID-19 emergency, we released Centro Pecci Extra, a rich palimpsest of daily contents, uploaded on our Web TV, in order to stay active, have a voice and share with our community materials from our archive and new productions. Also, to mark the passing of time and send a signal of vitality and resistance into the physical world, we launched the project EXTRA FLAGS, commissioning each week a new artist’s flag to be raised on a flagpole outside the museum. At a time when almost everything was done digitally, we liked to think about the flags waving outside, reacting to the wind, rain or sun and conveying different messages according to the way each artist responded to the dramatic and extraordinary moment we were all living. -It was a great comfort, for all of us, and we also hope for our audience, to see them waving in reality - even if through the social media screen- and to know that, despite everything, we were able to "bring into the world" an image.
Over the next few months the flags, now displayed here, will be the subject of educational workshops aimed at children and families.
Thanks to the artists who participated in the EXTRA FLAGS project: Marinella Senatore, Nico Vascellari, Marzia Migliora, Eva Marisaldi, Flavio Favelli, Marcello Maloberti, Massimo Bartolini, Elena Mazzi, and Andreco.
Viale della Repubblica, 277, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Free entry until September 13, 2020