Francesco Clemente: Encampment at MASS MoCA, June 13, 2015 – early January 2016

“I’m told I am a nomadic artist,” artist Francesco Clemente once dryly noted. In Encampment — a multi-part 30,000 square foot installation occupying MASS MoCA’s largest gallery — Clemente’s transitory experience of changing geographies, diverse cultural climates, and indeed consciousness itself infuses his imagery and art with a particularly rich range of references and meaning.” — MASS MoCA

'Standing With Truth’ Tent, 2013 Medium Tempera on cotton and mixed media  H 118.125 W 236.25 D 157.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin

Francesco Clemente, Standing With Truth Tent, 2013 (exterior view). Tempera on cotton and mixed media, 118 1/8 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin

Standing With Truth’ Tent, 2013 Medium Tempera on cotton and mixed media  H 118.125 W 236.25 D 157.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin

Francesco Clemente, Standing With Truth Tent, 2013 (interior view). Tempera on cotton and mixed media,118 1/8 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin

Standing With Truth’ Tent, 2013 Medium Tempera on cotton and mixed media H 118.125 W 236.25 D 157.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin

Francesco Clemente, Standing With Truth Tent, 2013 (detail). Tempera on cotton and mixed media, 118 1/8 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin

‘Museum’ Tent, 2013 Tempera on cotton and mixed media Size H 118.125 W 236.25 D 157.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin

Francesco Clemente, Museum Tent, 2013 (exterior view). Tempera on cotton and mixed media, 118 1/8 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin

‘Museum’ Tent, 2013 Tempera on cotton and mixed media Size H 118.125 W 236.25 D 157.25 in. Courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern Gallery, Berlin

Francesco Clemente, Museum Tent, 2013 (interior view). Tempera on cotton and mixed media, 118 1/8 x 236 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Blain/Southern Gallery, Berlin

'Pepper' Tent, 2014 (Exterior view) Tempera on cotton, embroidery, hand stitching, bamboo poles, wood finials, ropes, iron weights  600 x 400 x 300 cm  Collection of the artist, New York, U.S.A.

Francesco Clemente, Pepper Tent, 2014 (exterior view). Tempera on cotton and mixed media, 118 1/8 x 235 1/4 x 157 1/4 inches (300 x 600 x 400 cm). Courtesy of the artist

No Mud, No Lotus 13, 2013-2014 Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper Collection of the artist, New York, U.S.A.

Francesco Clemente, No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014. Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper, 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist

No Mud, No Lotus 9, 2013-2014 Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper Collection of the artist, New York, U.S.A.

Francesco Clemente, No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014. Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper, 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm).Courtesy of the artist

Francesco Clemente No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014 Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm)  Courtesy of the artist   FOR PRESS at MASS MoCA

Francesco Clemente, No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014. Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper, 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Francesco Clemente No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014 Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm)  Courtesy of the artist   FOR PRESS at MASS MoCA

Francesco Clemente, No Mud, No Lotus series, 2013-2014. Watercolor and miniature on handmade paper, 20 x 22 1/4 inches (50.8 x 56.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Images courtesy MASS MoCA