On the occasion of ART CITY Bologna 2018, The Grandfather Platform is a site-specific project specially conceived by the artist Luca Pozzi for the Sala dei Carracci of Palazzo Magnani, capable of making the Renaissance world and history dialogue with the lastest scientific discoveries, and creating a connection between Ancient and Contemporary.
Through Pozzi’s platform visitors can admire the Carracci’s frescoes from a close distance for the first time. Meanwhile, they also start a dimensional quantum journey crossing different and not linearly interrelated times, from the cosmology futuristic perspectives and the theoretical physics of new millennium, to the year of Rome foundation - 753 BC, temporal epicentre of Italy and probably of the whole of Europe. By means of a transformation of the room lighting systemand of the platform itself, Luca Pozzi creates a world made of mysterious connectionsbetween the most distant communities, the most visionary branches of knowledge, and the most different cultures.
Luca Pozzi’s project is completed by other new elements too, placed in the nearby rooms of the Quadreria, such as a series of bronze sculpture whose title is Dragon's Eggs, and some photos from the series Wilson Tour. Besides, the Quadreria also hosts two Pozzi’s sculptures which already belong to the Art Collection of UniCredit.
The Grandfather Platform is a project curated by Maura Pozzati, and promoed by Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and UniCredit, as part of the Quadreria di Palazzo Magnani art project.