“Above us Only Sky” Exhibition
The prestigious halls of the Siennese Institute of Fine Art “Duccio di Buoninsegna”, inaugurated by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinand III in 1816 and located in the interior of the ancient convent of the Basilica of San Domenico, right in the city centre just a short walk from Piazza del Campo, on the top of Camporegio hill overlooking the city. “Siena Awards” has chosen this extraordinary premise to mix history, education, art and photography together to form a “unicum” with strong symbolic connotations and artistic awareness exactly where culture and disciplines are taught and transmitted daily to new generations.
Art Institute “Duccio di Buoninsegna”
Period: October 26th – December 1st
Location: Piazza Madre Teresa di Calcutta, 2
Friday: 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Holidays: 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Cumulative ticket: € 10,00 per person
Cumulative ticket (students – over 65 ): € 4,00
Free entrance for visitors under 12 accompanied by parents
Description: “Above us Only Sky”, is an exhibition of a collection of large-scale aerial photographs by the award-winning photographers of “Drone Awards”, which will be showcased in the beautiful rooms at the “Duccio di Buoninsegna” Institute, from October 26th through December 1st, 2019.
The exhibition captures the world’s beauty as seen from the skies. Mountain valleys carved by glaciers, saw-toothed coastlines edged by glistening waters, abandoned villages and sprawling transport networks – all the aerial images tell their story.
It will be a showcase of aerial photography from around the world and will explore how artists stretch the boundaries of traditional photography to reflect the environmental perceptions of our time.
The photographs border on the edge of abstract, subverting spatial relationships and scale, to create a simultaneously alluring and disorienting experience for the viewer.
Comprising the artists’ best works, the exhibition will examine the use of form, color, perspective, and abstraction to reshape our understanding of landscapes, nature, environment, wildlife and the entire world.
The exhibited works revive historic photographic processes, as well as, use innovative techniques and unconventional equipment to depict the world in surprising ways. The exhibition challenges us to see photography differently, and contemplate our complex relationship with nature and environment.