The Art School – Leone Contini Workshop con artisti

  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Saturday 04 July 2020

To tie in with its Tomás Saraceno. Aria exhibition, Palazzo Strozzi is running a new edition of The Art School, a cycle of workshops held by artists and collectives exploring the themes of the exhibition in greater depth and revisiting them in a creative vein.


Leone Contini trained as an anthropologist and his training has made a deep impact on his artistic practice. His research takes its cue from ethnographical observation, from man’s basic need for interrelation and exchange among different cultures via his relationship with the earth and with food as primary forms of individual and collective identity. His Unexpected Landscapes workshop offers participants an opportunity to discover links between the domestic space and the “elsewhere” from which the food comes that crosses borders and geographies of which we are often totally unaware. Through a sharing experience and independent exercises in the course of the week, participants will work on the visual imagination associated with the production of food and everything connected with it, rebuilding new balances between places, foods and people in a global network.


Leone Contini studied philosophy and anthropology at Siena University. His  and his training has made a deep impact on his artistic practice and on his research, which travels the borderline between creative practice and ethnographical work.
He has held exhibitions and shown work at: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; SAVVY, Berlin; PAV, Turin; IAC, Lyon; Manifesta 12, Palermo; Fondazione Sandretto, Turin; Museo delle Civiltà, Rome; Mudec, Milan; Quadriennale, Rome; Cittadellarte, Biella; Mart, Rovereto; Delfina Foundation, London; Kunstraum, Munich and Kunstverein Milan; and Khoj, New Delhi. In 2017 he won the second edition of the Italian Council.

In 2018–19 he was a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.


The workshops last a week each.
Each workshop lasts six hours in all in video-conference mode (using the ZOOM platform) split into two separate events both held on a Saturday. During the week, participants will receive instructions explaining how to perform the activities individually and independently. Participation in the workshop includes a ticket to the Tomás Saraceno. Aria exhibition, which can be visited either in the course of the week or afterwards.

Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.


Young artists, creatives, the inquisitive, students, teachers and anyone with an interest in sharing a working experience with an artist. No prior knowledge or specific skills are required. The activity is designed for adults and for young people aged 16 +.


Good Internet connectivity and a computer or a tablet.

All materials required for use during the workshop are easy to find. A list will be posted the week before the start of the workshop.


Reservations are required; places are limited. The acticity is held in Italian only.

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In taking part in the Art School you’re helping to develop Palazzo Strozzi’s educational activities.

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