Lectures, Artist talk and focus at the CCC Strozzina on the occasion of the exhibition An Idea of Beauty.
ProgramThursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
TALK / Rana Salam
The Lebanese designer introduces her work, which revisits and revamps a pop imagery of Arab culture, reviving the glamour of Beirut in the '50s.
Special event in collaboration with the Middle East Now Festival - Florence. The talk will be held in English.
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Gianluca Garelli
An Idea of Freedom
The philosopher and professor of aesthetics draws a connection between classical aesthetic thought, from Plato to Adorno, and the possibility of rediscovering beauty in the art of our time.
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Andrea Bulleri
The Conflicting Faces of the Contemporary
Telling the story of Tirana, one of the most interesting architectural cases of recent decades, becomes a way of testifying to how the aesthetics of the city can be both a mirror and a motor for its social and political renewal.
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
ARTIST TALK / Chiara Camoni
The artist speaks about her propensity for drawing and sculpture that combines an interest in the art of the past with the relational and experimental aspects typical of contemporary life.
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
ARTIST TALK / Isabel Rocamora
The British-Spanish artist filmmaker presents her path of exploration between video and choreography, a combination that brings to light works in which grace and violence co-exist in suggestive sequences. The talk will be held in English.
Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Serena Giordano
A lecture dedicated to the teaching of art, investigating what tools are given to the general public, both young and old, to judge the work of the old masters and contemporary artists.
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Ania Jagiello
"Generation 89". Polish Art between Two Systems
The Curator of the Institute of Polish Culture in Rome tells the story of Poland’s past political and social history, which has left a deep mark on the work of those artists born in the '60s and '70s, like painter Wilhelm Sasnal.
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.
Framing and Constructing Beauty
Students from schools and art academies in Florence present their work, the result of a reflection on the role of beauty in today's world. Curated by the Education Department of the CCC Strozzina.
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Anna Detheridge
Art Doesn’t Move Mountains
The age-old question between aesthetics and ethics, the beautiful and the good, is taken up by the art critic and Director of Connecting Cultures through the analysis of several important works of art: Can art give you hope?
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURE / Stefano Velotti
Beauty in Contemporary Art: Insults, Fetishisms, Misunderstandings
Following the theories of philosopher Arthur Danto, the philosopher and professor of aesthetics proposes a reflection on the disappearance and apparent return of beauty in the works of today’s artists.
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
FOCUS on the Exhibition
A rendezvous to foster a deeper understanding of the artists in the exhibition and the works that have characterized their paths of artistic exploration. Conducted by the Education Department of the CCC Strozzina.
All lectures are free entry and take place at 6:30 p.m. in the halls of CCC Strozzina. The lectures will be held in italian. More information and complete program on the website www.strozzina.org