An ephemeral but accomplished space with paintings, furniture-sculpture and photographs, inspired by Ugo La Pietra's quote "being everywhere at home"

SOTTOPORTICO COURTYARD OF HONOR, UNIVERSITY OF MILAN - The installation by Sergio Fiorentino and Studio Gum in the portico of the Court of Honor is inspired by Ugo La Pietra’s quote: “Being at home everywhere.”

The elements that distinguish the essence of Sergio Fiorentino’s research leave their physical location, within the walls of an 18th-century refectory in the center of Noto, and lodge between the arches of the cloister of the University of Milan.

An ephemeral but complete space, with access through an iron passageway with a floor in Noto stone splashed with of ultramarine blue paint.

The four iron arches are counterbalanced by as many arches framing the faces of Fiorentinos “Dreamers”, painted at full height. In addition to the paintings, a series of furniture-sculptures and snaps by Rosita Gia taken from the book Acqua e Oro (Giusto Libri).

The rectangular installation develops longitudinally in relation to the portico on an area of 12x4 m and consists of a metal frame, a stone floor and the Sicilian artist’s works. The frame consists of eight arches joined in pairs: four inscribed with the colonnade and four abutting onto the wall.