Project room EquilibriumFashion / Photography / Performance The Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s new exhibition
I discovered the interesting fact that the weight of our bodies when we are standing erect drops straight down on the arch of the foot. I constructed my revolutionary lasts which, by supporting the arch, make the foot act like an inverted pendulum. The metatarsal joints and heels are freed of all body weight, and the shoes thus guide the equilibrium of the body as it walks instead of fighting against it” (from the autobiography of Salvatore Ferragamo).
Salvatore Ferragamo devoted his life to the anatomical study of the foot, considering architecture and engineering in his research, as his patents demonstrate. A celebration of walking, dancing barefoot or on tiptoe, crossing a tightrope, climbing a mountain, solemnly advancing and marching on command, meandering in search of oneself are only a few of the themes explored in Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s exhibition, Equilibrium, curated by Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti.
The exhibition compares exceptionally fine and meaningful works of art in various media – painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and printing – along with documentaries and historic records, archive images and a series of interviews with well-known people of our time: Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, James Ferragamo, Jerry Ferragamo, Reinhold Messner, Eleonora Abbagnato, Will Self, Cecil Balmond e Philippe Petit. The curators have selected artwork by Antonio Canova and Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin and Antoine Bourdelle, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Alexander Calder, Bill Viola, Marina Abramović, Vasilij Kandinskij, Fausto Melotti.
Major international museums and a number of art galleries have participated in this project.
From June 19th 2014-to April 12th 2015.Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.