Previous installations by Lorenzo Quinn in Italy
2020 Florence – Give
Two large lying hands lie together on a small green island under an olive tree in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. It is a woman’s and a man’s hand that hold each other. The sculpture is made of resin and recycled material.
The Message: In order to receive in life, one has to give. The earth gives us life and food. Let’s respect it and don’t destroy it! The olive tree is the symbol of peace.
The installation Give was exhibited in Palermo in front of the Cathedral from 2020, December 19 to 2021 March 31. Unfortunately, only a few visitors can admire it under Corona conditions.
2017 and 2019 Venice – Support and The Bridge
Venice has already twice enjoyed Lorenzo Quinn’s installations:
In 2017, in Venice, two gigantic hands protruded from the Grand Canal between the gondolas to support an old Venetian palace on the Canal Grande. The 9 m tall hands symbolically “Support” the Palazzo del Trecento. It is located on the Canal Grande and houses the Hotel Ca’ Sagredo. Venice is fragile, climate change and decay, over-tourism by cruise ships are destroying the lagoon.
In 2019, Lorenzo Quinn installed the installation Building Bridge on the occasion of the Venice Art Biennale. At the entrance to the Arsenale, six pairs of hands formed an enormous bridge 20 meters long and 15 meters high. The image of the bridge pays homage to Venice as a world heritage site and the city of bridges. It is a message of peace to build bridges around the world instead of walls and barriers.