Fabrizio Plessi (b. 1940, Reggio Emilia, Italy) is an artist who works and lives in Venice. He is one of the pioneers of the Italian video art, the first to have used a television monitor like a real material. Plessi's numerous participations in Venice Biennale since 1970 or in film festivals and international dance have allowed him to create innovative and anticipative art experimentations. In his projects, the video is completely part of the architecture and the primary elements, whether is it coal, wood, marble, travertine, or iron. Technology is, therefore, a humanised material to live with rather than fight. Drawing is as well, still today his main creative and design stimulus (during his life he made more than 15 thousand drawings). Plessi has taken part in many international exhibitions; but he is known for his site-specific installations created for ancient, gothic, Renaissance and monumental sites like St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Lonja in Palma di Maiorca, or the Chamber of the Giants in the Palace Te in Mantua, which also highlight his interest for the classical art. He has also created electronic scenographies for Titanic, Icarus, The Threepenny Opera, Romeo and Juliet, and Dreams of a Journey with music written by Michael Nyman and Elvis Costello. Most recently, in 2019, the museum of Palma di Majorca created a retrospective of the artist’s last 30 years of work. Meanwhile, in Rome, a new area of the underground tunnels beneath the Baths of Caracalla opened to the public with 'The Secret of Time' exhibition. In 2020, he lit up the Museum Correr façade with his golden installation L’Età dell’Oro. Plessi was also Professor of Humanization of Technologies at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, and holder of the chair of Electronic Sceneographies in the same university.

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