Andrea Ponsi, a Tuscan architect, designer and painter, is about to go on show in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 July. The Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta will host "Florence - A Map of Perceptions", an exhibition of the Tuscan artist’s watercolors. Essential and yet deeply evocative, his watercolors portray landscapes and architectural landmarks of Florence with a view to guiding visitors on an ideal journey through the capital city of the Medici dynasty, where lights and perspectives are in constant evolution, revealing breathtaking symmetries and asymmetries.
At the opening, Mr Ponsi will hold a conversation with Indonesian architect Budi Pradono. The dialogue will focus on what 'art' and 'architecture' means for the Italian artist and the influence that Florence has had in shaping his very personal artistic language. Special attention will be paid to "Florence: a Map of Perceptions," a book containing a collection of sketches, watercolors and handwritten notes that reveals the way Mr Ponsi sees Florence. The exhibition is organised by the Italian Embassy in Jakarta with the support of Budi Pradono Architects.