Artist in Presence

Since 1979 he realized about 20 Artist in Presence projects. They usually extend for a long period of time during which the artist is present with his siringe and colors creating the Filo that represents the generative cell of all his artistic production and his life companion.

The Filo becomes alive and real with the help of public interweaving webs of relations, occuping new creative spaces and “mending” the stretch marks of our lives

The public participates to its various interpretations proposing new possibilities that the artist and his “alter ego” will eventually take in consideration. Believing together in the power of art and in its positive potentials renovates its secular miracle and gives a symbolic value to the memory of Filo.

Artist in Presence – B/W print – cm.24X36 – 1986

“Nel Frattempo” – Text/interview by Ida Panicelli from the catalogue of the show/Artist in Presence FIL-OSO-FO’-FIL – Turin 1983

The Filo never was bought and sold. I always donated it, disperse it and symbolically exchanged it. The Filo is not a thing that one can sell, if any one can tie it to a site or a memory, or disperse it secretly, or to be depicted, to be quoted on other objects, to be melt, sculpted, photographed, embroidered, or used in a peformance….

Nel 1979 Lorenzo Pezzatini realizes his first Artist in Presence

Filo…en valise – 1977…

Artist in Presence – Liceo Artistico S.Giuseppe – Cagliari

Incocoon – Artist in Presence 1981 – Cafeteria of Brookline High School, Brookline Mass.
Incocoon – Artist in Preence – 1981 – Brookline High School, Brookline Mass.
Incocoon – Artist in Presence – 1981 – Brookline High School, Brookline Mass.
Piazza Filo di(f)fuso – Artist in Presence – 1981 – Piazza Pio – Carpi, Modena
Piazza Filo di(f)fuso – Artist in Presence – 1981 – Piazza Pio – Carpi, Modena
Piazza Filo di(f)fuso – Artist in Presence – 1981 – Piazza Pio – Carpi, Modena
Artist in Presence per SUPERKID – 1982 – Scuola Villaggio Europa – Alessandria
Artist in Presence per SUPERKID – 1982 – Scuola Villaggio Europa – Alessandria
FILOFIAT – 1997 -Artist in Presence – Giardini della Biennale di Venezia
Ecofficina – Artist in Presence – 2001 – Ex Ferriere Fiat – Torino
Sulla propria pelle – Artist in Presence – 2009 – Villa Vogel – Firenze
Espansioni Dirette – Artist in Presence – 2009 – Scuola Elementare G.Boccaccio
ArteMobile – Artist in Presence – 2006 Merano Kunst Museum – Merano
The Illuminated Cyclist at the Court – Artist in Presence for Y.P.O – 2003 – Grand Hotel Florence
Woven Tears – Artist in Presence – 2019 – Le Murate – Firenze
Woven Tears – Artist in Presence – 2019 – Le Murate – Firenze
Portrait of Prof. Lorenzo by Yuki Azumi – 1017 – acrylic on canvas – 16″x20″
Portrait of Prof. Lorenzo by Yuki Azumi – 1017 – acrylic on canvas – 16″x20″