The Exhibition of Helidon Xhixha in Florence
Until the 29th October the Exhibition hosted inside the Boboli’s Garden in Florence offers a sequence of monumental sculptures that explores the concept of chaos versus order, paying tribute to how these ideas have been explored in philosophy, art and the natural world.
Helidon Xhixha was born in Durres (Albania) in December 1970.
He spent his childhood in his father’s studio, where he inherited a big passion for art in general, especially for the sculpture.
Helidon is famous for his way of working with inox steel.
He models inox steel through bends and signs giving shape to the light through the constant deposition of small footprints that compose the work.
Xhixha loves the relationship of this material with the light and the reflection phenomenon, he said: “I do not scrap the materials, I use the materials to sculpt the light”.
More than a few of the sculptures with reflective surfaces have been interpreted as fun house mirror-esque monuments by Boboli visitors, though we can’t say for sure whether that was the artist’s original intention.
The sculptures are designed for public and institutional spaces, their meaning is symbolic.
The exhibition is a journey through fifteen art works, including sculptures and monumental installations, distributed between Boboli’s garden and other symbolic places of the city of Florence: Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery and San Firenze Square.