Place:Oratorio di San Tiburzio Borgo Palmia, 6/a
Hours: Open until 24 December included on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm with a recommended donation of 2.00 € and no booking required.
Prices: Entrance by offer minimum 5,00 €
The oratory of San Tiburzio, now desecrated, is a significant example of Baroque Parma, built by architect Adalberto Dalla Nave in 1722 and completed with additions by the architect Pancrazio Soncini a century and a half later.
The church is currently hosting an artistic installation called Florilegium by Rebecca Louise Law.
The path of Rebecca Louise Law’s work begins with the planted seed and continues with the processing of the flowers, one by one, with copper wire, respecting the British tradition inherited in the family. Finally, after about six months spent completing all the bunches (or clusters), they were transported to Italy for setting up in the spaces of the Oratory of San Tiburzio.
The fifty species of flowers on display lead back to the idea that, according to the artist, preserving, recycling, reusing and donating are a dynamic part of the cycle that nature creates without end. To the visitor, even if only for a few moments, the work opens up a special access, as it makes the encounter between man and nature visible and concrete, now frozen by the artist in Parma.
Florilegium was born from the urgency to bring a new look to those citizens, locals or tourists, who wish to visit an immersive and unforgettable contemporary art exhibition.