As part of the 7th edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Mosaic, MAR – Ravenna Art Museum presents PRODIGY KID, an extensive exhibition of artists Francesco Cavaliere and Leonardo Pivi, hosted on the museum’s first and second floors from 8th October 2022 to 8th January 2023.
The exhibition, curated by Daniele Torcellini, is divided into three sections. The first two ones are dedicated to a selection of works created independently by the artists in the course of their personal activities. The third one is dedicated to a collection of collaborative works.
Since 2018, Francesco Cavaliere and Leonardo Pivi have been converging their practices in a shared work, which is layered and rich in both meaning and media, with a predilection for mosaic installations, sculptures and objects animated by performative actions, narrated and writted words, and sound explorations.
The most recent series of unpublished works, conceived and created especially for this exhibition, is inspired by a well-known legend concerning the city of Ravenna: the birth of a creature suffering from severe physical deformities, which occurred in the first days of March 1512 – the so-called Monster of Ravenna.
Along with this more recent series of works, the halls of the museum’s second floor is dedicated to other series realised in collaboration, as Ciclo del Solimandante and the series Anubis vs Baboon.
On display also a fascinating drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, part of the Codex Atlanticus and preserved in Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan: a fascinating work representing a hybrid creature in line with the description of the Monster of Ravenna.