Liu Bolin
Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence (2022)
Ink-jet print
26,8 x 35,4 / 35,4 x 47,2 / 44,3 x 59 in
Edition of 6

Cod. 79
-'Liu Bolin. Hiding in Florence', Maretti Editore, 2023, page 23, ISBN 9788893970952.

It is an undeniable truth that libraries have a fundamental role in the diffusion of culture throughout the world. But the Marucelliana Library (Biblioteca Marucelliana) of Florence is also special because it was designed and created in 1752 with the specific purpose of being used as a library of general knowledge that would be open to the public, as indicated by the inscription on its facade. The books that are part of the original collection of the library, come from the abbot Francesco who, after his death in Rome in 1703, wanted that his collection, preserved in the building of Via Condotti, would be made into a library accessible to everyone. Today, the library's collection consists of more than 500,000 books. This fact, along with the extraordinary beauty and charm of the central room, made the artist Liu Bolin decide to take the second shot of the Hiding in Florence project among the ancient volumes preserved in this place.

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