Eighty-four days separate Sunday 8 March, Palazzo Strozzi’s first lockdown day, from Monday 1 June, the day we reopened.
In this period, our institution faced an unusual challenge: the lack of a direct interaction with works of art that normally lies at the very base of the work we do.
This has prompted us to devise a new project, In Touch. The palazzostrozzi.org website blog was turned into a platform of words, images, videos, stories and further reading open to all, thus creating a new interaction with our audience in an effort to ‘remote-trigger’ a debate through the language that we know best, the language of art.
This scheme took its cue from the Tomás Saraceno. Aria exhibition which allowed us to talk about possible presents and futures, about connection and isolation, about participation and meditation: a more topical debate than ever to allow us to promote new visions of the future and of reality.
From 1 June 2020, In Touch has became a fortnightly column. Like every cultural institution eager to talk about its own era, Palazzo Strozzi is committed to addressing the most relevant and topical issues of our time, so that every exhibition and activity we produce provides us with an opportunity to explore the world we live in an increasingly contemporary vein.
11 March 2020: Arturo Galansino, Like in a Spiderweb
14 March 2020: Ai Weiwei, Stay home, stay together
16 March 2020: Arturo Galansino and Ludovica Sebregondi, Utopia and Freedom: between Italo Calvino and Tomás Saraceno (Italian version)
18 March 2020: Tomás Saraceno, Reducing our movement
21 March 2020: Marina Abramović: my heart is with you
24 March 2020: Ludovica Sebregondi, Heaven in a Room
26 March 2020: Jeff Koons: Italy you can do this!
1 April 2020: Riccardo Lami, Being Together
8 April 2020: Stefano Mancuso, Men, apricots and cows
10 April 2020: Chagall, Millet, Vedova: the art of the sacred in modernity
17 April 2020: Ludovica Sebregondi, A “great house”: Palazzo Strozzi
22 April 2020: Alessio Bertini, The greatest challenge
25 April 2020: Arturo Galansino, Liberations
28 April 2020: Let us allow the cobweb to guide us
1 May 2020: Ludovica Sebregondi, The Other Spanish Flu
Project coordination by Riccardo Lami
With the collaboration of Matthias Favarato and Ivo Riccio