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Date(s) - Feb 17 , 2023 - Sep 24 , 2023

Palazzo Pitti

Light, Gaze, Presence


Light, Gaze, Presence” is an exhibition by Iranian-American artist Y.Z. Kami featuring a selection of works exhibited for the first time in Florence in some of the city’s symbolic places: Museo Novecento, Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Museo degli Innocenti and, exceptionally, in the millenary Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte.

The project is a journey into the pictorial universe of the artist: his production focuses mainly on the creation of portraits of women and men captured in close-up, often with their eyes closed and within neutral backgrounds that leave visible only a few details apart from their faces. His rarefied painting has the ability to draw the viewer in, arousing intense feelings, such as a sense of placid contemplation bordering on transcendence.