Francesco Gennari : A Stain of Amarena in the Heart

28 October – 23 February 2012

Gallery 1

Francesco Gennari: "The Body Returns to Earth, and the Soul to Heaven (With a Stain of Amarena in the Heart)", 17 x 70 x 111 cm - 7 x 27.5 x 44 in. (dimensions vary depending on the sky), terracotta, gin, amarena syrup, starry sky, photo: Paolo Semprucci
Francesco Gennari: "The Body Returns to Earth, and the Soul to Heaven (With a Stain of Amarena in the Heart)", 17 x 70 x 111 cm - 7 x 27.5 x 44 in. (dimensions vary depending on the sky), terracotta, gin, amarena syrup, starry sky, photo: Paolo Semprucci
  • Francesco Gennari: "Autoritratto su Menta (con Camicia Bianca)/ Selbstportrait auf Minz-Sirup (mit weißem Hemd)/ Self-portrait on Mint Syrup (with white shirt)", 2011, 27 x 37 cm - 10.5 x 14.5 in., Epson Print auf Papier aus 100% Baumwolle, gerahmt - epson print on 100% cotton paper, framed
  • Ma, non so in Effetti Quali Siano i miei Reali Sentimenti/ Aber ich Weiß Wirklich nicht, was Meine Wahren Gefühle Sind/ But I Really Don’t Know What my True Feelings are, 2010, Maße variabel, je nach Gefühlslage des Künstlers - dimensions vary depending on artist's emotional state, Kupfer, Eisen, Messing, Silber, Nickel - copper, iron, brass, silver, nickel
  • Il Corpo Torna alla Terra, l’Anima Torna al Cielo (con una Macchia d’Amarena nel Cuore)/ Der Körper kehrt zur Erde zurück, die Seele in den Himmel (mit Einem Amarena-Fleck im Herzen)/ The Body Returns to Earth, and the Soul to Heaven (with a Stain of Amarena in the Heart), 2011, 17 x 70 x 111 cm, Größe des Himmels variabel - 7 x 27.5 x 44 in., dimensions vary depending on the sky, Terrakotta, Gin, Amarena-Sirup, Sternenhimmel - terracotta, gin, amarena syrup, starry sky
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view

One morning he felt the desire to look at his reflection in a liquid surface, wanting his beloved mint syrup to serve as the only albeit unstable carrier of his image, wishing for the continuous change in his appearance to coincide with the constant fluctuation of his feelings.
While he was struggling to comprehend his emotions, his image continued to oscillate to the rhythm of the moving green fluid.
At the same time he remembered what was to be his fate: the irreversible separation of body and soul. He knew that his body would return to earth where it would evaporate entropically, and his soul would go to heaven; he knew that only the shell would persist, only the apparition. And yet he decided to embark on that journey - but with a stain of amarena in his heart.

Francesco Gennari was born 1973 in Fano (Italy). He lives and works in Pesaro and Milan.