At the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato
Project curated by Stefano Pezzato
A month away from the Grand Opening, the Prologue to the inaugural exhibition The end of the World begins: an important backdrop of collaborations which presents some emblematic works from the collection in prestigious institutional locations in the region.
At the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato the work of Anish Kapoor, Here and There (1987), will be presented, acquired on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition of the Pecci Centre (Europe Today, curated by Amnon Barzel in 1988).
The Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato is linked to the artefacts and contents which present: the meteorites, the minerals and the genetic processes that led to their formation, with particular regard to the birth and evolution of the Solar System and its planets.
The main purpose of the museum is to play a role of "cultural mediation", spreading (on different levels of complexity) the most advanced scientific knowledge of disciplines ranging from astrophysics and astronomy to planetary geology and mineralogy. The exhibition space is divided into six thematic sections (Universe and Solar System, chondritic meteorites, differentiated meteorites, hot and cold deserts, processes of impacts, and minerals) and presents the two principal collections of the museum: one of meteorites and impact rocks, the other of minerals.
The research activity of the museum is devoted to the study and characterisation of materials such as: meteorites, tektites, impact rocks and minerals; and to the study of the consequences of impacts on Earth of large interplanetary bodies.
Curated by Fabio Cavallucci
Geografie dell'arte emergente in Toscana
Via Galcianese, 20, 59100 Prato PO, Italia
Fondazione per le Arti Contemporanee in Toscana, Prato
September 16, 2016