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Mercato Centrale hosts Urboeffimero by UFO

Domenico Montano, managing director of Mercato Centrale Firenze, speaks of collaboration with the exhibition Radical Utopias as “a new encounter with artists and architects that reintroduces the Mercato Centrale’s desire to create accessible opportunities for the use of art and culture. A reflection on the art of today and on the contemporary city that will go on.” It is within this context that the fourth contemporary art event at the Mercato Centrale has seen the project and relationship with the city develop: the Mercato Centrale Firenze meets – once again strengthening their ties – Palazzo Strozzi, which from October 20, 2017 to January 21, 2018 will host the exhibition Radical Utopias. For the exhibition, the Mercato Centrale Firenze will host an installation from the series Urboeffimeri by UFO. UFO was the most ironic and explosive group in the Florentine radical architecture scene, founded in 1967 during the student protests that involved the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence. In February 1968, they occupied the complex of San Clemente, where they began production on the series Urboeffimeri, inflatable, tube-shaped structures made of polythene that became icons of the student protest movement and used from time to time as instruments of struggle and stimuli for behaviour. Urboeffimero n.5 (12 meters long) will be suspended over the central aisle of the Mercato Centrale and illuminated by a system of lamps that will make it visible even after dark. The provocative slogans that distinguished the series of inflatables will be written on the glass façades and throughout the aisles. Whereas in 1968 the inflatables were placed in iconic locations in the city, like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, for the exhibition, they will be placed in dialogue with the Renaissance architecture of Palazzo Strozzi’s courtyard and with the late 19th-century courtyard at the Mercato Centrale, building a rapport between happening and architecture, art and politics. Together with Palazzo Strozzi, the Mercato Centrale becomes an important destination and part of a project that narrates the creative revolution, a driving force of the development of the internationally-renowned art.

Guided Tours of Leonardo Savioli’s Workshop

Guided tours of Leonardo Savioli's workshop in Galluzzo, arranged in conjunction with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi to tie in with the Radical Utopias. Beyond Architecture: Florence 1966–76 exhibition (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi 20 October 2017–21 January 2018), are part of an itinerary designed to enhance the innovative legacy of experience, knowledge and sensitivity which has forged several generations of architects, starting precisely with the Radical Utopias generation, and which today as back then reveals a still topical world of visions of design. SCHEDULE OF TOURS Saturday 4 November 2017 at 10.00 and 11.30 Saturday 2 December 2017 at 10.00 and 11.30 Saturday 13 January 2018 at 10.00 and 11.30 Workshop of Leonardo Savioli Via delle Romite, 12A, Galluzzo, Florence Admission free while places last

BOOKING REQUIRED Sigma CSC from Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00; 14.00-18.00 Tel. +39 055 2469600 - Fax +39 055 244145 prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org
  The tours are part of a programme of events for autumn 2017 entitled "Leonardo Savioli 100. The Legacy of a Tuscan Architect a Century After His Birth", devoted to the first centenary of the birth of celebrated 20th century Tuscan architect Leonardo Savioli (1917–82). Held in various sites in Florence and Tuscany, the events, involving some of the most important local and national institutions, are designed to allow participants to rediscover Savioli's work, designs and thought as a key to developing the public's sensitivity to Tuscany's architectural and cultural heritage. Leonardo Savioli 100 is a project devised by the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, the Regione Toscana, the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, the Archivio di Stato di Firenze, the Fondazione Architetti Firenze and Tempo Reale, and produced with the support of the Città Metropolitana di Firenze.

FUORIMOSTRA for the Cinquecento in Florence and Tuscany

In an effort to shine the spotlight on the key network of synergies forged with regional museums and institutions and with the Interior Ministry's Direzione Fondo Edifici di Culto, Palazzo Strozzi has produced a FUORIMOSTRA for the Cinquecento in Florence and Tuscany, a sweeping guide to sites in Florence and Tuscany which sets out to acquaint the reader with the region's artistic and natural riches while celebrating this unique period in the history of art. Published in both digital and hard-copy formats, the guide has been produced in conjunction with Toscana Promozione Turistica and with the Regione Toscana.   Download the Fuorimostra                        

Cicle of Conferences

"16th Century sites in Florence and Tuscany"

To tie in with the exhibition, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be holding a cycle of conferences organised by Ludovica Sebregoni, in the course of which leading scholars will be discussing some of the salient aspects of the exhibition in eight lectures held "inside" iconic 16th century sites in Florence and Tuscany, allowing participants to experience and to fully grasp what was a crucial period in the city's history thanks to the unique atmosphere of the sites. Admission to all lectures is free of charge, while places last.   CALENDAR Tuesday 10 October at 17.00 Santa Maria Novella: the Vasari years Church of Santa Maria Novella: Fr. Manolo Puppini, Anna Bisceglia Tuesday 17 October at 16.30 Restoring the Capponi Chapel Church of Santa Felicita: Daniele Rapino Tuesday 24 October at 17.00 The Chapel of St. Luke, devotion and academic pride Chapel of the Artists, Cloister of the Santissima Annunziata: Cristina Acidini Tuesday 7 November at 17.00 Santa Croce and Vasari Basilica di Santa Croce: Ludovica Sebregondi Saturday 11 November at 18.00 Rosso Fiorentino, archaism and eccentricity Volterra, Palazzo dei Priori, Sala del Consiglio: Carlo Falciani Tuesday 14 November at 17.00 The 16th Century in San Marco Church of San Marco: Claudio Paolini Tuesday 21 November at 17.00 The Supper of Betrayal Museo del Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto: Stefano Casciu and Cristina Gnoni introduce Antonio Natali Tuesday 28 November at 17.00 Restoring Michelangelo's River God Accademia delle Arti del Disegno: Giorgio Bonsanti Saturday 2 December at 17.00 Giorgio Vasari's Book "of countless drawings": the debate, the documents and a new project Arezzo, Fraternita dei Laici: Stefano Casciu, Cristina Acidini and Alessandra Baroni Vannucci

Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Municipal Florence’s Libraries

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other libraries in the city. To mark The Cinquecento in Florence the libraries will be hosting conferences exploring the exhibition in greater depth and a cycle of activities for families with children aged 5 to 10 entitled Take Part in Art, urging children to discover the different techniques and languages of contemporary art. Admission to all events is free of charge while places last.   EXHIBITION PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday 27 September, 18.30 Biblioteca delle Oblate (Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 24) by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali Admission free while places last
Wednesday 18 October, 17.30 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) by Alessio Bertini Admission free while places last
Wednesday 8 November, 17.00 Biblioteca Comunale Mario Luzi (Firenze, via Ugo Schiff 8) by Ludovica Sebregondi Admission free while places last
Wednesday 29 November, 17.00 Biblioteca Thouar (Firenze, Piazza Tasso 3) by Martino Margheri Admission free while places last
    For further information, please e-mail us at: edu@palazzostrozzi.org

Tickets & Reservations

Exhibition ticket Radical Utopias (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, 20 October 2017-21 January 2018) €5.00 Full price €4.00 Over 65, young people aged 26 and under, groups of at least 10 people with reservation, ATAF, BUSITALIA, Autolinee Chianti Valdarno and Autolinee Mugello Valdisieve tickets or season tickets, Opera di Firenze/Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, ORT–Orchestra della Toscana, Teatro della Toscana tickets or season tickets, Alitalia boarding cards, Gallerie d’Italia (Banca Intesa) tickets, Mercato Centrale Firenze coupon, Carta Più and Carta MultiPiù Feltrinelli holders, Museo Novecento Firenze and Centro Pecci ticket holders. €3.00 Young people aged 6 to 18, Thursdays from 18.00 for all Universities students and young people aged 26 and under, organised groups of schools and universities with reservation, MaggioCard, Pergola26 card holders. Free Children up to 5 years of age, visitors with disabilities and their carers, group leaders, teachers with their classes, professional journalists (ID must be shown), tour guides, ICOM members, Firenzecard holders, Friends of Palazzo Strozzi. Special 2×1 €5.00: Two tickets for the price of one for all CartaFreccia holders with Frecce train tickets to Florence (arrival date must be no more than five days before date of visit) and for all holders of Trenitalia regional season tickets.   Combined ticket with The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna (Piano Nobile, Palazzo Strozzi, 21 September 2017-21 January 2018) €12.00 Full price €10.00 Over 65, young people aged 26 and under, groups of at least 10 people with reservation, Firenze Parcheggi tickets, ATAF, BUSITALIA, Autolinee Chianti Valdarno and Autolinee Mugello Valdisieve tickets or season tickets, Opera di Firenze/Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, ORT–Orchestra della Toscana, Teatro della Toscana tickets or season tickets, Alitalia boarding cards, Gallerie d’Italia (Banca Intesa) tickets, Mercato Centrale Firenze coupon, Carta Più and Carta MultiPiù Feltrinelli holders, Rinascentecard holders, ADSI members (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane), Palazzo Vecchio ticket holders. €5.00 Young people aged 6 to 18, Thursdays from 18.00 for all Universities students and young people aged 26 and under, organised groups of schools and universities with reservation, MaggioCard, Pergola26 card holders. Family Ticket €22.00 For all families comprising one or two adults and at least one child aged between 6 and 18 (max. 6 people).   RESERVATIONS All bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of visiting time. Reservations are mandatory only for groups and schools. Advance sale charge per ticket (excluding schools) is €1.00. To make a reservation please contact CSC Sigma Monday to Friday, 9.00-13.00; 14.00-18.00 Tel. +39 055 2469600 / Fax +39 055 244145 prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org

Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci and Bill Viola at Palazzo Strozzi

On the occasion of the Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance and of the opening of From the Cavern to the Moon exhibition, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato will offer visitors a special joint ticket starting 8 April 2017. This unique joint venture allowed to explore the two main events dedicated to contemporary art in Tuscany, and among the most important in Italy, during 2017.   Special joint ticket €14.00 The ticket is valid until 23 July 2017. Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Viale della Repubblica, 277 Prato   PECCI_FB_mostra0166

Fuorimostra Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance

Presenting a major exhibition devoted to Bill Viola at Palazzo Strozzi means offering the Florentine public a chance to get to know one of the most celebrated artists on the contemporary international scene, but at the same time it also means celebrating the American artist’s special relationship with our region. Viola worked in Florence at art/tapes/22, a pioneering video art studio, from 1974 to 1976 and took the great masters of Tuscan art as the models and references for many of his works. This edition of Fuorimostra Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance puts together an itinerary designed to encourage visitors to discover and explore Bill Viola’s art in greater depth not only in Palazzo Strozzi but also in six other areas in the region. At the same time, it contains a full programme of joint ventures with museums, cultural institutions and both local and international partners in conjunction with whom cycles of conferences, films and special events will be held throughout the duration of the exhibition. The initiative confirms Palazzo Strozzi’s role as a catalyst for Florence and Tuscany, ceaselessly on the lookout for synergies capable of expanding the cultural value of its exhibitions and of experimenting with new and varied forms of cooperation.   Download Fuorimostra Fuorimostra BV Download the map Schermata 2017-03-20 alle 18.09.46                     This initiative is part of the project Piccoli Grandi Musei by Fondazione CR Firenze pgm+25FCRF-1

Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo and Bill Viola

In the town that usually hosts Pontormo’s Visitation, now on display in Palazzo Strozzi in dialogue with Bill Viola’s The Greeting, a conference introduces the Florentine exhibition. Bill Viola said: “No, I hadn’t seen the Visitation. And besides, it was outside Florence, in Carmignano. My encounter with the painting occurred in California. I’d gone to a bookstore and out of the corner of my eye I saw a new book on Pontormo with the Visitation on the jacket. I was struck by the colours. I knew nothing about the picture but I just couldn’t stop looking at it. I bought the book and took it home but I waited for months before picking it up. Finally I opened the book, read it, and was mesmerised by the painter’s ideas and colours. That was how The Greeting was conceived.” Piazza dei Santi Francesco e Michele 1, Carmignano tel. +39 055 8712046   the greeting   This initiative is part of the project Piccoli Grandi Musei by Fondazione CR Firenze pgm+25FCRF-1

Galleria Ivan Bruschi and Bill Viola

The new Gallery, opened in 2016 by the Fondazione Ivan Bruschi, from Friday 5 May to Sunday 17 September 2017 will host Tristan's Ascension by Bill Viola. The exhibition area is adjacent to the Basilica of San Francesco, home to Piero della Francesca’s magnificent cycle of frescoes depicting the Legend of the True Cross. Viola was deeply struck by something during his travels in Italy: “In this country it isn’t like in a museum where you see the painting in front of you, at eye level. The frescoes here reach right up to the ceiling and you have to make a real effort to see anything. It’s a living environment, the walls echo people’s voices, their steps.” And he wrote: “That was probably when I had my first subconscious experience of art associated with the body, because many of the works of that era, from large public sculptures to paintings incorporated in church architecture, are simply a form of installation: a physical, spatial experience for total consumption. Also, in its function, the classical art of the Renaissance was something far closer to our television than to contemporary painting; it was an art form where many of the images are intended to communicate stories that could be easily recognised by the uneducated masses in clearly visible spaces.”   Friday 5 May, 17.00 Arezzo, Fondazione Bruschi Opening Bill Viola's Tristan's Ascension Free entrance   Piazza San Francesco 1, Arezzo tel. +39 0575 1645505 www.fondazionebruschi.it   This initiative is part of the project Piccoli Grandi Musei by Fondazione CR Firenze pgm+25FCRF-1  

Museo della Collegiata di Sant’Andrea and Bill Viola

On the occasion of Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is taking the show out of the palazzo and into other venues in Florence through the creation of specific cultural joint ventures designed to enhance visitors’ experience of destinations and cultural assets. One of this venues is the Museo della Collegiata in Empoli, founded in 1859, is one of the oldest ecclesiastical museums in Italy. Situated in the ancient Palazzo della Propositura adjacent to the Collegiata di Sant’Andrea, it houses masterpieces of art ranging in date from the 13th to the 17th centuries. As of 6 April the work Sharon (2013) by Bill Viola will be on display in the museum, which usually hosts Masolino’s Christ the Man of Sorrows currently on loan to Palazzo Strozzi. The artist had not seen the detached fresco, but he was struck by a picture of it that he saw in an art history book and so he wanted to reproduce it in a moving image, adding water, an element that is one of the most characteristic features of Viola’s art. All Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance ticket holders are entitled to a reduced price ticket (€2.00 instead of €3.00) to the Museo della Collegiata di Sant’Andrea. All the Museo della Collegiata di Sant’Andrea ticket holders are entitled to a reduced price ticket (€9.50 instead of €12.00) to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance. From 27 July to 17 December 2017, Emergence (2002) by Viola will be on display in the main hall of the Palazzo Pretorio, one of the most representatives buildings in Empoli and formerly the home of the town council.   This initiative is part of the project Piccoli Grandi Musei by Fondazione CR Firenze pgm+25FCRF-1   Sharon Museo della Collegiata di Sant’Andrea Piazza della Propositura 3, Empoli tel. +39 0571 76714 www.empolimusei.it

Gallerie degli Uffizi and Bill Viola

On the occasion of Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is taking the show out of the palazzo and into other venues in Florence through the creation of specific cultural joint ventures designed to enhance visitors’ experience of destinations and cultural assets. One of this venues is the Galleria degli Uffizi occupying a large building erected to a design by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580, with its outstanding collections, one of the most famous museums in the world. Bill Viola donated a video entitled Self Portrait, Submerged (10’18”) – displayed in Room 43 for the duration of the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi – to the Uffizi in 2013 and it entered the gallery’s collection of self-portraits begun by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici in 1664. The largest and most important collection of self-portraits in the world, it continues to grow even today with donations from contemporary artists. The artist’s self-portrait harks back to an episode that occurred when young Bill, aged six, was holidaying with his uncle in the mountains. He attempted to imitate his cousin and dived into a lake, but he forgot to hold his breath and so he began to sink. In fact, he would have drowned had his uncle not rescued him. Yet despite the harrowing experience, Bill was not afraid, in fact it became the best memory of his entire life. The star sitting “like a Buddha” on the lake bottom and admiring the underwater life with its fish, its vegetation and its blue, diffused light, found the beauty of everything he saw so enchanting that he only realised what had happened after his rescue. “Since then, water has been central to my world. It is life but it can also destroy life. It prompts me to say: go beneath the surface of things, aim for their soul’”. All Gallerie degli Uffizi ticket holders are entitled to a reduced price ticket (€6.00 instead of €12.00) to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance exhibition.   Self-Portrait-Submerged Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Firenze www.uffizi.it

Complesso di Santa Maria Novella and Bill Viola

On the occasion of Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is taking the show out of the palazzo and into other venues in Florence through the creation of specific cultural joint ventures designed to enhance visitors’ experience of destinations and cultural assets. One of this venues is the complex of Santa Maria Novella, including the basilica, the cloisters and the museum of this sprawling convent, recuperating the perception of the ancient Dominican settlement’s indivisible unity. The former refectory, now part of the museum, hosts Bill Viola’s Tempest (Study for The Raft) (2005, 16’50”), in close proximity to the location of Paolo Uccello’s Great Flood and Recession of the Flood formerly in the Green Cloister and currently on display at Palazzo Strozzi. In the video, a group of men and women from different walks of life are struck by a violent jet of water: some are swept away while others try to withstand the force of the water, huddling together in their attempt to survive. The jet of water suddenly stops, leaving behind it a handful of suffering, bewildered and bedraggled human beings. The violence of water, destruction and the suffering of man are themes that Paolo Uccello also addressed in his Great Flood, part of a cycle of frescoes that made an impression on Viola during his time in Florence “because many of the works of that era, from large public sculptures to paintings incorporated in church architecture, are simply a form of installation: a physical, spatial experience for total consumption.” Tempest Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 18, Firenze www.museicivicifiorentini.comune.fi.it/smn www.smn.it

Grande Museo del Duomo and Bill Viola

On the occasion of Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is taking the show out of the palazzo and into other venues in Florence through the creation of specific cultural joint ventures designed to enhance visitors’ experience of destinations and cultural assets. One of this venues is the Grande Museo del Duomo: a single, vast museum encompassing the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi’s dome, Giotto’s bell tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the crypt of Santa Reparata and the new museum itself, that allows visitors to explore seven centuries of history. On the occasion of the great Bill Viola's exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, two of his works will interact with the new Museum’s masterpieces: Viola’s Acceptance (2008, 8’14”, HD black and white video), reflecting on the passage of time and on man’s interior transformation process, is displayed in dialogue with one of Donatello’s most celebrated and dramatic sculptures, the Penitent Magdalen (c. 1455). Viola’s Observance (2002, 10’14”, HD colour video), in which an uninterrupted flow of people move solemnly forward, overcome by emotion, staring – in a shared sentiment – at an object in front of them but which the observer cannot see, interacts with the Pietà Bandini by Michelangelo (1547–55), the masterpiece of Michelangelo’s later years testifying to his faith and which he had intended should be placed at the foot of the altar where he thought he was going to be buried. To strengthen this unique joint venture, the Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance exhibition, the new Opera del Duomo Museum and the Baptistry of San Giovanni could all be visited with a special joint ticket starting 10 March until 23 July 2017. Full price €12.00 Concessions €6.00 (schools, FAI, children aged 6 to 11) Free children up to 5 years of age, disabled visitors and their carers, group leaders (min. 10 people), teachers with their classes, professional journalists (ID must be shown), ICOM-ICOMOS members, Firenzecard holders.   Buy your joint ticket now  

Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Municipal Florence’s Libraries

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other libraries in the city. To mark Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, it will be cooperating with the Biblioteca delle Oblate, the BiblioteCaNova Isolotto, the Biblioteca Mario Luzi, the Biblioteca Thouar and the Biblioteca dell'Orticultura, which will be hosting conferences exploring the exhibition in greater depth and a cycle of activities for families with children aged 5 to 10 entitled Take Part in Art, urging children to discover the different techniques and languages of contemporary art. Admission to all events is free of charge while places last. Reservations are required for the workshops.   EXHIBITION PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday 28 March, 18.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate (Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 24) with Arturo Galansino Admission free while places last
Thursday 6 April, 18.00 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) with Riccardo Lami Admission free while places last
Thursday 2 May, 17.00 Biblioteca Thouar (Firenze, Piazza Tasso 3) with Alessio Bertini Admission free while places last
Thursday 9 May, 17.30 Biblioteca Comunale Mario Luzi (Firenze, via Ugo Schiff 8) with Riccardo Lami Admission free while places last
    WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES Take Part in Art Activity for families with children aged 5 to 10. How can a work of art recount feelings and sensations without using words? Every element from an artist's choice of colour and form to their personal style helps to turn a work of art into an anthology of different moods. The workshop, which is free of charge, is held in the city's libraries. Saturday 8 April, 13 May and 10 June, 11.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate – Kids' Section (Florence, Via Dell'Oriuolo, 26) Reservations: tel. +39 055 2616512 Saturday 29 April, 27 May, 16.30 Biblioteca Civica di Scandicci (Scandicci FI, Via Roma, 38/a) Reservations: tel. +39 055 7591863 Saturday 6 May, 10.30 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Florence, Via Chiusi 3/4) Reservations: tel. +39 055 710834 Friday 19 May, 17.30 Biblioteca dell’Orticoltura (Florence, via Vittorio Emanuele II, 4; via Bolognese, 17) Reservations: tel. +39 055 4627142 Thursday 25 May, 17.00 Biblioteca Tiziano Terzani (Campi Bisenzio FI, Via di Limite, 15) Reservations: tel. +39 055 8959600 Wednesday 31 May, 17.00 Biblioteca Pietro Thouar (Florence, Piazza Tasso 3) Reservations: tel. +39 055 710834   Reservations should be made directly with the library concerned. For further information, please e-mail us at: edu@palazzostrozzi.org

Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci and Palazzo Strozzi

On the occasion of the Ai Weiwei. Libero exhibition and of the opening of The end of the World exhibition, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato will offer visitors a special joint ticket starting 16 October 2016. This unique joint venture allowed to explore the two main events dedicated to contemporary art in Tuscany, and among the most important in Italy, during 2016 and 2017. Special joint ticket €14.00 The ticket is valid until 22 January 2017 for the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero and until 19 March 2017 for the exhibition The end of the World. Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Viale della Repubblica, 277 Prato   la fine del mondo

Fuorimostra: a Tuscan journey – Ai Weiwei

To tie in with its Ai Weiwei. Libero exhibition, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has put together a guide and a map to encourage you to explore some of the most significant sites for contemporary art in Tuscany today. The "Fuorimostra" guide covers the entire region in a tour developed with the support of Toscana Promozione Turistica, offering you an opportunity to discover the best of Tuscany and confirming the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi's role in promoting the enjoyment of art both inside and outside the palazzo's walls. Download the Fuorimostra fuorimostra   Download the map mappa

Around Ai Weiwei
Photographs 1983-2016

CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia will host an exhibition on the photo and video production of the Chinese artist, investigating his artistic poetics from the early days right up to the present moment, and his role within cultural and political debates both in China and around the world. In a world of exhibitions showcasing Ai Weiwei’s monumental works, we conceived of this project to expressly redirect the attention of the public to documentary evidence that circumnavigates the artist’s life, as a testimonial to his fascinating journey as a man, creator and activist. Curated by Davide Quadrio The exhibition Around Ai Weiwei  is organised and promoted in collaboration with the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation as part of the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero. From 28 ottobre 2016 to 12 febbraio 2017 CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia Via delle Rosine 18, Torino More info → [caption id="attachment_7285" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Beijing-Photographs-1993-2003-The-Forbidden-City-during-the-SARS-Epidemic-2003 Beijing Photographs 1993-2003, The Forbidden City during the SARS Epidemic, 2003. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio, Image courtesy Ai Weiwei, © Ai Weiwei[/caption]  

Mercato Centrale Firenze and Palazzo Strozzi

To tie in with the exhibition, the Mercato Centrale Firenze is hosting an installation consisting of ten giant photographs from the famous series Study of Perspective. The images comprise a sort of ironic travelogue in which the artist places his camera between his face and his middle finger pointing towards such iconic spots as the Colosseum in Rome, the White House in Washington, or Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Ai Weiwei changes our way of looking at the world, in this case with an ironic and irreverent approach that questions the traditional outlook. Ai Weiwei does not point the finger of accusation directly at the authorities; rather, he criticises its symbols and our way of interacting with them. DISCOVER MORE [read more="Read more" less="Less"] “It’s a pleasure and an honour for us to participate in co-hosting the Ai Weiwei exhibition, certainly the most important cultural and artistic event held in Florence in recent years. Our cooperation is part of a project that characterises what has been from the very beginning the scope of Mercato Centrale and has already reaped significant success with the appearance in our spaces of two protagonists in the art of our time, Daniel Buren and Michelangelo Pistoletto. We started from an idea, a very simple one, that the places of everyday life and the places of art should no longer be kept separate. In our day and age, art is not a privileged experience, which is accessed in the protected enclosures of museums and galleries, with the illusion, when one is not “in the know”, of suddenly being transformed from individuals immersed in everyday life into free and educated users of a message of beauty and truth, or into knowing witnesses of a “one-of-a-kind” revelation, the inner world of the artist. Today art looks for us, it wants to reach us in the same places where we socialise, it asks us to be ready and “open” at any moment for a dialogue with the forms, the images, the situations that can introduce into our routine of work, leisure, and relationships with others the ferment of critical thought, the stimulus of a “different” perception, the thrill of the incongruous, the insistent question about the meaning of who we are and what we are doing here and now. Domenico Montano Director General Mercato Centrale di Firenze “Born in Beijing in 1957 and as famous for his role as an activist as for his art, Ai Weiwei has been called the most influential artist of our time. His fame as a dissident has gone hand in hand with his artistic activity and Ai Weiwei has continued to produce works that support political convictions, giving voice at once to his creativity and his experiments. From 23 September 2016 to 22 January 2017 more than a hundred works by the artist, including installations, photographic series and videos, will be on display at Palazzo Strozzi, which is being used for the first time in a unified manner from the facade to the courtyard, from the Piano Nobile to the Strozzina. Such a revolutionary undertaking couldn’t just be restricted to our Palazzo. For a centre of contemporary urban life such as the Mercato Centrale Firenze, we present ten works in maxi format taken from one of Ai Weiwei’s most famous photographic series: Study of Perspective. The images are a kind of ironic travelogue in which the artist puts the camera between his face and middle finger directed to a place in the background. Through this provocative gesture, the artist draws our attention to the iconic places in his life, but also to popular subjects such as monuments or museums, global symbols of the political and cultural power that are often used as a backdrop for souvenir photographs taken by tourists. The photographs are often out of focus or not fully focused, extolling the character of the instant image and are a humorous and anti-rhetorical approach that expresses a strong aversion to cultural hegemony in all its forms. Ai Weiwei is not critical of power directly, but its symbols and the way we interface with it. The installation inside the Mercato Centrale Firenze appeared immediately as a technical and cultural challenge, but also an attractive and strongly symbolic choice. The installation is part of the recent history of the Mercato dedicated to creative and artistic reflection, as demonstrated also in past installations by contemporary artists such as Daniel Buren and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Using the Mercato as a backdrop for artistic expression will amplify its social impact, opening itself to a comparison with life and the gestures and actions of the everyday life of those who work at or visit the market as a resident or tourist. The art of Ai Weiwei always talks in powerful and direct contemporary social, political and cultural terms, using heterogeneous artistic language and drawing on different cultural sources, often straddling East and West. In the case of the Mercato Centrale, as he did in places like the Le Bon Marché department store in Paris in January 2016, Ai Weiwei manages to enter, through his art, into the very flow of life itself. Karen Smith writes in the exhibition catalogue: “For Ai Weiwei, art is a framework within which to reflect reality”. In his works, life and art blend. Not only his life but that of every one of us.” Arturo Galansino Director General Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi [/read]   Visit Mercato Centrale di Firenze's Website →   Pick up the coupon at the Infopoint in the Mercato Centrale Firenze for a discount on the price of admission to the Ai Weiwei. Libero exhibition (€9.50 reduced from €12.00).

Galleria degli Uffizi and Palazzo Strozzi

The exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero reaches out into the city with two of Ai Weiwei’s works on display in the Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture degli Uffizi: Surveillance Camera and Self-Portrait, the latter a donation to the gallery’s collection of self-portraits. The two works are associated with the Vasari Corridor (the raised and enclosed walkway linking Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi to the Pitti Palace) which was built in only five months in 1565 to mark the wedding of Francesco de’ Medici, heir to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, to Archduchess Joanna of Austria. This shrewd piece of town planning joining the two banks of the Arno allowed the grand duke and his family to walk safely and discreetly above their subjects’ heads, but it was also the perfect spot from which the Medici could keep an eagle eye on those very subjects. Thus the Surveillance Camera harks back to this raised walkway’s political implications, reminding us of the Chinese government’s close monitoring of Ai Weiwei for his activities as a dissident. Self-Portrait joins a collection begun by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici in 1664, the largest and most important of such collections in the world, which stretches right up to the present day with numerous donations from contemporary artists. On the occasion of such collaboration, showing the Uffizi ticket to the Palazzo Strozzi ticket office entitles the holder to a 50% discount to the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero (€6.00 instead of €12.00).

“Fuorimostra”: a Tuscan journey – aww

On the occasion of Ai Weiwei. Libero exhibition, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has put together a guide and a map to encourage you to explore some of the most significant sites for contemporary art in Tuscany today. The "Fuorimostra" guide covers the entire region in a tour developed with the support of Toscana Promozione Turistica, offering you an opportunity to discover the best of Tuscany and confirming the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi's role in promoting the enjoyment of art both inside and outside the palazzo's walls. Download the Fuorimostra Schermata 2016-10-12 a 13.05.36 Download the map mappa

Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi

Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi. Admission free while places last. Tradition and modernity in China on the silver screen In the occasion of the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Odeon Cinema invite you to join them on a journey through the 20th century and beyond in the shape of four films that tell the story of the transition from China's glorious ancient civilisation to the contradictions of the modern era: two masterpieces by master filmmaker Zhang Yimou, Raise the Red Lantern and House of Flying Daggers, celebrating the myths and rituals of a country deeply bound to its own culture; the magnificent fresco that is Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor; and Jia Zhang-ke's breathtaking Still Life (which won the Gold Lion in Venice in 2006), which tells the story of the slide into absurdity that has taken hold of "modern" China.   Calendar: Tuesday 25 October, 20.30 Raise the Red Lantern directed by Zhang Yimou (China, 1991, 125’). Tuesday 22 November, 20.30 The Last Emperor directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (China, IT, UK, FR, 1987, 163’). Tuesday 20 December, 20.30 House of Flying Daggers directed by Zhang Yimou (China, 2004, 119’). Tuesday 17 January, 20.30 Still Life directed by Jia Zhang-Ke (China, 2007, 108’).

Reframe

22 rubber dinghies for the façade of Palazzo Strozzi Reframe is Ai Weiwei's major new installation involving two of Palazzo Strozzi's façades: twenty-two large orange rescue dinghies grafted onto Palazzo Strozzi's windows draw the public's attention to the fate of refugees who place their lives in jeopardy every day by crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe. The installation, a product of the artist's personal involvement and commitment as an activist in the refugee humanitarian crisis, offers the city of Florence a major opportunity to use culture to focus attention on the migrant issue. The Reframe installation (2016), of which this artist's impression offers an exclusive preview, comprises a series of rescue dinghies framing the windows of Palazzo Strozzi's Piano Nobile like some out-of-the-ordinary decorative scheme grafted onto an existing structure, in this case the austere and solid façade of a Renaissance Palazzo. It is a work that prompts us to stop and think. This time Ai Weiwei's criticism is not directed at China but at the West, recalling the tragedy of those who set out on a gruelling and an almost hopeless journey towards Europe's shores. But while these lightweight dinghies on the façade hark back to the fragile vessels to which the refugees cling while at sea, at the same time they evoke the way in which migrants attempt to graft themselves onto a new location, a strange environment such as Europe with its very different social and cultural makeup. Through his action and through such works as Reframe, Ai Weiwei shows us that he sees the world in a different perspective and he acquaints us with a vision of art bent on seeking out the deeper significance of the human being. In fact that is one of the reasons why has been called a latter-day "Renaissance man", an artist who, employing different artistic genres ranging from architecture, the cinema and photography to poetry, sculpture and painting, can turn an artefact or an inert object (such as a rubber dinghy) into the heart-rending cry of mankind. Ai Weiwei is not just one of the contemporary art system's many stars, nor is he simply an activist; rather, he is a free thinker who is convinced that art should play an extremely important social and political role in the noblest sense of the term.   The installation has been made possible thanks to a decisive contribution from Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze [caption id="attachment_7084" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Reframe (Nuova cornice), 2016. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio Reframe, 2016
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Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Municipal Florence’s Libraries

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other libraries in the city. To mark Ai Weiwei. Libero, it will be cooperating with the Biblioteca delle Oblate, the BiblioteCaNova Isolotto, the Biblioteca Mario Luzi, the Biblioteca Thouar and the Biblioteca dell'Orticultura, which will be hosting conferences exploring the exhibition in greater depth and a cycle of activities for families with children aged 5 to 10 entitled Take Part in Art, urging children to discover the different techniques and languages of contemporary art. Admission to all events is free of charge while places last. Reservations are required for the workshops.   Exhibition presentations: Tuesday 27 September, 18.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate (Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 24) with Arturo Galansino Admission free while places last Thursday 6 October, 18.00 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) with Ludovica Sebregondi Admission free while places last Thursday 13 October, 17.00 Biblioteca Thouar (Firenze, Piazza Tasso 3) with Alessio Bertini Admission free while places last Wednesday 26 October, 17.30 Biblioteca Comunale Mario Luzi (Firenze, via Ugo Schiff 8) with Riccardo Lami Admission free while places last   Workshop for families Take Part in Art Activity for families with children aged 5 to 10. How can a work of art recount feelings and sensations without using words? Every element from an artist's choice of colour and form to their personal style helps to turn a work of art into an anthology of different moods. The workshop, which is free of charge, is held in the city's libraries. Saturday 8 October, 12 November and 10 December, 11.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate – Kids' Section (Firenze, Via Dell’Oriuolo 24) Reservations: tel. 055 2616512 Friday 28 October, 17.30 Biblioteca dell’Orticoltura (Firenze, via Bolognese 17) Reservations: tel. 055 4627142 Saturday 26 November, 16.30 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) Reservations: tel. 055 710834 Saturday 15 October, 10.30 Biblioteca Comunale Mario Luzi (Firenze, via Ugo Schiff 8) Reservations: tel. 055 669229 Saturday 5 November, 16.30 Biblioteca Civica Comune di Scandicci (Firenze, Via Roma 38/a) Reservations: tel. +39 055 7591860/3   Reservations should be made directly with the library concerned. For further information, please e-mail us at: edu@palazzostrozzi.org

Talk with the artists

To tie in with The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016 @ Palazzo Strozzi, artists Caterina Sbrana, Andrea Lunardi and Nicola Toffolini will be talking about their artistic careers in the course of three encounters open to the public. Sharing an approach to art that seeks constant inspiration in the forms of nature and of the landscape, the three artists will be explaining their modus operandi and revealing how hands-on knowledge plays at least as important a role in their work as conceptual thought. PROGRAMME 7 July, 18.30 Talk with Caterina Sbrana 14 July, 18.30 Talk with Andrea Lunardi 21 July, 18.30 Talk with Nicola Toffolini The encounters will take place inside the exhibition. Admission free while places last.   Caterina Sbrana is an artist who explores the very origin of painting in her work. The process of extracting pigment from organic materials plays at least as important a role in her artistic research as her choice of subject matter, be it a map, a bush or a plant. This interaction between nature and culture harks back to the traditional botany manuals and treatises on artistic techniques of the past. Website Andrea Lunardi is an artist who works with photography, painting and graphic art. He revisits the expressive languages that he chooses to use, as part of his creation of environemnts in which each individual image or sculpture becomes a fragment of a broader and more complex work where personal memories mingle with collective stories. Website Nicola Toffolini is an artist who works with drawing and performance art. He uses drawing as an analytical exercise to explore the natural world. Over the years he has gradually increased the size of his paintings to the point where he now produces life-size images of his subject matter (plants, bushes or insects). Drawing for him is an intense physical act, a fully-fledged performance requiring a great deal of time and total dedication to the task. Website

Guided Tours

FOR THE EXHIBITION The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016 @ Palazzo Strozzi Tours of the exhibition for individual visitors Sundays at 16.30 The tour is free. Reservation is not required.

Lectures, talks and events programme

A programme of events designed to explore in greater depth and to take a fresh look at some of the themes of the exhibition Liu Xiaodong: migrations (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, 17 April-19 June 2016), in a cycle of lectures, and talks at the Strozzina between May and June 2016. All the events will be held in Italian. Admission is free while places last.   Thursday 5 May, 18.30 LECTURE / Giorgio Bernardini (journalist) Comunità migranti: il futuro nel confronto fra generazioni Thursday 12 May, 18.30 TALK / Bai Junyi (professor and chairman Associna), Massimo Bressan (anthropologist, President of IRIS), Vittoria Ciolini (Director of Dryphoto arte contemporanea) L'arte produce cittadinanza Thursday 19 May, 18.30 LECTURE / Filippo Salviati (professor, Università di Roma La Sapienza) Migr-Azioni. Artisti cinesi e attivismo sociale nell'era della globalizzazione Thursday 26 May, 18.30 LECTURE / Ivan Bargna (anthropologist, Università Milano-Bicocca) Forme della diversità: artisti, antropologi e comunità Thursday 9 June, 18.30 LECTURE / Gabriele Del Grande (journalist and movie director) Una nuova estetica della frontiera. Raccontare le migrazioni tra creatività e disobbedienza civile Thursday 16 June, 18.30 SPECIAL EVENT Collezionismi In collaboration with Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, IED Firenze, LABA Firenze

Guided tours

FOR THE EXHIBITION LIU XIAODONG: MIGRATIONS Educational tours for groups of adults €92.00 max 25 people Educational tours in Chinese Thursdays at 21.00 or by reservation edu@palazzostrozzi.org The tour is free with the exhibition ticket Educational tours for Schools and Universities €52.00 Tours of the exhibition for individual visitors Sundays at 16.30 The tour is free with the exhibition ticket   COMBINED VISIT LIU XIAODONG: MIGRATIONS + FROM KANDINSKY TO POLLOCK Combined guided tours for groups of adults €112.00 max 25 people Combined guided tours for Schools €72.00 Combined guided tours for Universities €92.00   The cost indicated does not include the price of admission and the advance sale fee (€1.00 per person). The advance sale fee is free for schools. Reservation required Sigma CSC From Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00; 14.00-18.00 Tel. +39 055 2469600; Fax +39 055 244145 prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org  

Tickets & Reservations | Liu Xiaodong: Migrations

Exhibition ticket Liu Xiaodong: Migrations (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, 22 April-19 June 2016) €5.00 Full price €4.00 Over 65, young people aged 26 and under, groups of at least 10 people with reservation, TCI members, ATAF, BUSITALIA, Autolinee Chianti Valdarno and Autolinee Mugello Valdisieve tickets or season tickets, Opera di Firenze/Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, ORT–Orchestra della Toscana, Teatro della Pergola tickets or season tickets. €3.00 Young people aged 6 to 18, organised groups of schools, students aged 26 and under, disabled visitors, MaggioCard and Pergola26 holders. Free Thursdays from 18.00, children up to 5 years of age, disabled visitors’ carers, group leaders, teachers with their classes, professional journalists (ID must be shown), tour guides, Firenzecard holders, Friends of Palazzo Strozzi. Special 2×1 €5.00: Two tickets for the price of one for all holders of CartaFreccia with Frecce tickets to Florence (date of journey must be no more than five days before the date of visit).   Combined ticket with From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections (Palazzo Strozzi, 19 March-24 July 2016) €12.00 Full price €10.00 Over 65, young people aged 26 and under, groups of at least 10 people with reservation, TCI members, ATAF, BUSITALIA, Autolinee Chianti Valdarno and Autolinee Mugello Valdisieve tickets or season tickets, Opera di Firenze/Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, ORT–Orchestra della Toscana, Teatro della Pergola tickets or season tickets. €5.00 Young people aged 6 to 18, young people aged 26 and under on Thursdays from 18.00, organised groups of schools, students aged 26 and under, disabled visitors, MaggioCard and Pergola26 holders. Family Ticket €22.00 Visit the exhibitions up to 2 adults + children under the age of 18.   RESERVATIONS All bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of visiting time. Reservations are mandatory only for groups and schools. Advance sale charge per ticket (excluding schools) is €1.00. To make a reservation please contact CSC Sigma Monday to Friday, 9.00-13.00; 14.00-18.00 Tel. +39 055 2469600 / Fax +39 055 244145 prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org

Off-site: a Tuscan journey – From Kandinsky to Pollock

To mark From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has produced a guide and a map taking visitors on a journey of discovery to visit areas and sites in Tuscany associated with Peggy Guggenheim's collecting and patronage of the arts and with her visits to Florence in 1949 and 1972. The journey takes visitors outside the palazzo's walls on a tour that includes both "must-do" sites and less obvious points of interest. Our Off-site suggestions for From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections cover the whole of Tuscany, creating a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate the region and confirming the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi's ground-breaking role in experimenting with the enjoyment of art both inside and outside its own walls. Download the guide Fuori mostra   Download the map Mappa Kandinsky

Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi

Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi. Admission free while places last. The Guggenheims, 20th Century Art and the Cinema The Odeon cinema will be screening four masterpieces of the American cinema. Admission is free and the movies are all in English. Interplay between avant-garde movements in the arts and the American cinema was ceaseless during the postwar era, as we can see in this rich new retrospective devised to coincide with From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections, ranging from the psychedelic counterculture of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider and the merciless fresco of the world of show biz painted by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in All About Eve, to the young black jazz culture of New York portrayed in John Cassavetes' Shadows, an unquestioned masterpiece of cinéma-verité, and the glittering yet desolate America portrayed in Elia Kazan's now legendary On the Waterfront.   Calendar: Tuesday, 26 April, 20.30 Easy Rider directed by Dennis Hopper (USA, 1969, 94 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles. Tuesday, 3 May, 20.30 All About Eve directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA, 1950, 138 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles. Tuesday, 10 May, 20.30 Shadows directed by John Cassavetes (USA, 1959, 79 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles. Tuesday, 17 May, 20.30 On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan (USA, 1954, 108 min.), original sound with Italian subtitles.  

Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Municipal Florence’s Libraries

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other libraries in the city. To mark From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections, it will be cooperating with the Biblioteca delle Oblate, the BiblioteCaNova Isolotto, the Biblioteca Mario Luzi and the Biblioteca dell'Orticultura, which will be hosting two conferences exploring the exhibition in greater depth and a cycle of activities for families with children aged 5 to 10 entitled Take Part in Art, urging children to discover the different techniques and languages of modern art. Admission to all events is free of charge while places last. Reservations are required for the workshops.   Exhibition presentations: Friday 1 April, 18.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate (Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 24) Admission free while places last Thursday 14 April, 18.00 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) Admission free while places last   Workshop for families Take Part in Art Activity for families with children aged 5 to 10 How can a work of art recount feelings and sensations without using words? Every element from an artist's choice of colour and form to their personal style helps to turn a work of art into an anthology of different moods. The workshop, which is free of charge, is held in the city's libraries. Saturday 9 April, 14 May and 11 June, 11.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate - Kids' Section (Florence, Via Dell'Oriuolo 24) Reservations: tel. 055 2616512 Friday 22 April, 17.00 Biblioteca dell’Orticoltura (Firenze, via Bolognese 17) Reservations: tel. 055 4627142 Saturday 7 May, 11.00 BiblioteCaNova Isolotto (Firenze, via Chiusi 3/4) Reservations: tel. 055 710834 Friday 20 May, 17.00 Biblioteca Comunale Mario Luzi (Firenze, via Ugo Schiff 8) Reservations: tel. 055 669229 Reservations should be made directly with the library concerned. For further information, please e-mail us at: edu@palazzostrozzi.org

Palazzo Strozzi at the Institut Français de Florence

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Institut Français de Florence celebrate the role of French culture and art in Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections in two special events exploring the personalities of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and André Breton on celluloid. All events will be held at the Institut Français de Florence (Piazza Ognissanti 2, Florence) Admission is free while places last. Thursday 19 May, 20.00 Marchel Duchamp and Man Ray evening with the movie on Marchel Duchamp Le temps spirale by Alain Jaubert and Man Ray archival short films. Thursday 26 May, 20.00 André Breton and the surrealism evening with the movie André Breton malgré tout by Fabrice Maze and archival images on the history of surrealism.

Through Peggy’s Eyes

A special theme-based tour of the exhibition with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi Curator Ludovica Sebregondi. Activity in Italian only. There is a charge of € 10.00 for this activity in addition to the cost of admission to the exhibition. CALENDAR Thursday 7 April, 21.00 Thursday 5 May, 21.00 Thursday 16 June, 21.00

Booking Required Sigma CSC from Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00; 14.00-18.00 Tel. +39 055 2469600 - Fax +39 055 244145 prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org

EVENTS PROGRAMME

A programme of events designed to explore in greater depth and to take a fresh look at some of the themes of the exhibition exhibition VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, 17 November-20 December 2015), in a cycle of lectures, and talks at the Strozzina between November and December 2015.   18 November, 11.30-13.30 / 15.00-17.00 VISIO ARTISTS PRESENTATION The artists featured in the exhibition introduce their work in a series of 15-minute lectures, presenting the fundamental themes of their artistic practice and the content of the works exhibited in the show. 20 November, 15.45 ROUND TABLE Guest Speakers: Erika Balsom, Lisa Marie Russo, Jason Wood. Moderator: Leonardo Bigazzi Feature Expanded: Audience Development & Exhibition Models for Artists’ Films 26 November, 18.30 LECTURE / Andrea Bellini La Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement di Ginevra 3 December, 18.30 TALK / Silvia Lucchesi, Davide Giannella Tra arte e cinema. Le “moving images” nella pratica artistica contemporanea 17  December, 18.30 TALK / Leonardo Bigazzi, Alessandro Di Pietro, Roberto Fassone Italian Next Generation Moving Images   The events on 18 and 20 November will be held in English. Admission is free while places last.

Baha Görkem Yalim (Izmir, Turchia, 1987)

BAHA-GöRKEM-YALIM Lives and works in Amsterdam. After a long education in applied sciences in which he also had the chance to be involved in art in public space and art history lessons, he worked as an engineer in various locations such as energy companies and military material production factories in Turkey. In 2015 he obtained a BA in fine arts at the VAV (Audiovisual) department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Currently he is working on a new research on political factions, their systems of violence and radical action stemming specifically from fanatic acts towards cultural heritage and on the causality of this radical behaviour. He is looking at the linguistic turn in concepts such as radicalism, construction and destruction and their mutability; an interest that was triggered by the recent acts of Islamic State and the current government of Turkey. Recent exhibitions: Hesitant Autonomy, Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 2015; About it, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam, 2014; Amphibious Fish that have the Ability to Locomote on Land, Hotel Marie Kapel (HMK), 2014; Rietveld Uncut, Voice: The Creature of Transition, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 2014; Constant Companion, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2014. www.bahagorkemyalim.com

Dan Walwin (Frome, Gran Bretagna, 1986)

DAN-WALWIN Lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and then was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in 2012-13, Amsterdam. Walwin’s works pay acute and visceral attention to details and detritus, channelled and contained inside hybrid and potentially uncomfortably ill-fitting forms. These evoke associ-ations with pop culture, scientific research and speculative fiction, while employing scale and imitation as means to structure the atmosphere of a viewer’s encounter with the work. Recent solo exhibitions: Winds, Cell Project Space, London, 2015; Sun room, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, 2015; Cess, jel ever terrass?, Kazachenko’s Apartment, Oslo, 2014; Cess, jel ever terrass?, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2014. Recent group exhibitions and screenings: 2013, 2014, Cosmos Carl, Online, 2015; Uyati Pog, Exodus, OCCII, Amsterdam, 2014; op / Grimm City, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, 2014; Marl Media Art Awards, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, 2014; Out There – Video Art, New media & Photography on Landscapes in Public Space, Maastricht, 2014; Haperende Mens, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, 2014; The Shape Of Things To Come, Stour Valley Arts, Ashford, 2014; Metadata Venn Diagram, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, 2014; Onsite, Temporary Arts Project, Southend on Sea, 2014. www.danwalwin.co.uk

Anike Joyce Sadiq (Heidelberg, Germania,1985)

ANIKE-JOYCE-SADIQ She is now living and working in Florence participating to the residency program of Villa Romana as a fellow. She studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts. Using her videos, interventions and performances, she creates zones of social contact and discusses practices of alienation and exclusion. She addresses the viewer as an actor and companion. Sadiq has already participated in numerous projects, exhibitions and performance events. Recent exhibitions: You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You, 45cbm, Kunsthalle Baden, Baden, 2015; The light in me weights a ton, C2, Florence, 2015; Florence Contemporary, Italian Embassy, Berlin, 2015; Ein Knie geht einsam durch die Welt (…), Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart, 2015; Was glänzt ist für den Augenblick, in collaboration with Julia Herbrik, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, 2015. www.anikejoycesadiq.net

Janis Rafa (Grecia, 1984)

JANIS-RAFA Lives and works between Amsterdam and Athens. She completed her education in Fine Art (BA, MA, PhD) at the University of Leeds in Britain with scholarships by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Her body of work spans from experimental-documentary practices, to video-essays, archival footage and most recently cinematic narratives and medium length films. She has recently completed the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten residency (2013-2014) in Amsterdam, with a scholarship by Onassis Foundation (GR). Her first solo exhibition was presented at Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014. She has participated in group exhibitions: 1st Research Pavilion, Venice Biennial, 2015; Art Rotterdam Projections, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, 2015; Ce que raconte la solitude, ART-O-RAMA, 2014; Rijksakademie OPEN, 2013 – 2014, Manifesta 8, 2010; No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, 2010. Her films and video works was screened in venues, such as: International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London, Cinema de la Nouvelle Lune, Curtas Vila do Conde, Gulf Film Festival Dubai, Capalbio Cinema, Project Space Leeds and as part of Rencontres Internationales, 2010, at Centre National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Reina Sofia National Museum and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. www.janisrafailidou.co.uk

Émilie Pitoiset (Parigi, 1980)

EMILIE-PITOISET Lives and works in Paris. She produces artworks that activate a series of characters and fictions through an on-going narrative that deals with the exhibition as a format, including elements such as film and performance. Her work is infused by figures such as Woolf, Ackerman, Robbe-Grillet, Flaubert, Huysmans and Fassbinder that she mirrors and leads astray into a subtle “eroticisation” of the every day life. She plays with uncanny scenarios with which she unfolds a surrealistic visual grammar which is both enigmatic, noir and decadent. Recent solo projects include It’s all the gold that i have, Klemm’s Gallery, Berlin; The silent actions, Frac Champagne Ardenne, Reims and You are late. Ceremony in Les Eglises, Chelles. Pitoiset has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in such museums as Witte de With, Centre National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Badischer Kunstverein, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Bielefeld Kunstverein, Museum Ostwall, Kadist Art Foundation. Her work is part of several collections including the Centre National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. www.emiliepitoiset.net

Brud (Bangalore, India, 1983)

BRUD-ADITYA-MANDAYAM Aditya Mandayam lives and works in Poland. He is an artist and a writer. His current preoccupation is an aesthetics of telepathy. Previously, he researched linguistics, artificial intelligence, cooked okonomiyaki and polished coffins. Last year Mandayam and the artist Ada Pola metamorphosed into the Indo-Polish art-parasite Brud. Operating out of a slaughterhouse in central Warsaw, Brud has released Kurz, an analog cryptocurrency, and Szybolet, an “open-source operating system to be installed in the presence of art”. He was resident at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2012, and at Wiels, Brussels, 2013. Recent exhibitions: Poland International, NN Contemporary, Northampton, 2015; Leise Jenius, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2015; The Pink Spy, MHKA, Antwerp, 2014; Zoon in a Zoot-Suit, kim?, Riga, Latvia, 2014; Lost & Found, Amsterdam, 2014. www.uvuu.xyz

Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (Kutaisi, Georgia, 1983)

GIORGI-GAGO-GAGOSHIDZE Lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts where he received an MA. During that period he formed student collectives together with fellow students with whom he was actively engaged in mobilizing and organizing a student body that would demand systemic reforms within the University. This process and the collective action led to the current on-going summer school project, Evolution of consciousness and the Post-Human Society, which he is co-organising and co-leading. It was created at the beginning of September 2015, and aims to rise the consciousness of the necessity to reform the state educational system among the student body. He continued his studies at KABK in The Hague; in 2012 he joined the New Media class at the University of Arts in Berlin, where he received his degree and is currently completing his master. Recently his focus has shifted more towards the moving image, the politics of its production, distribution and circulation. Recent exhibitions: IMAGE IS A VIRUS // ON ACTIVISM ACUD, MACHT NEW, Berlin; Vision and Fear Station, GFZK Leipzig, Essen 2015; The Next Generation V, Folkwang Museum, Berlin, 2014; What it is?, The Showroom, Berlin, 2014.

Roberto Fassone (Savigliano, 1986)

ROBERTO-FASSONE Lives and works in Asti. He makes works that explore and question the processes and the strategies regulating the production of contemporary artworks. In 2012 he created sibi, an instructions generator for the production of potential artworks. The software has been tested in workshops in collaboration with Universities and art institutions. In 2014 he presented Jeg Er Enorme Jævler, a 90 minutes movie in two parts and a performance. He has exhibited and performed his work at Carroll/Fletcher, London, ZHdK, Zurich, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, MAMbo, Bologna and Link Cabinet among many others. He was part of the Jury Selection of the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival and he has been recently selected for the Live Work Performance Act Award in Fies (Dro). www.jamaicainroma.com

Hoël Duret (Nantes, 1988)

HOEL-DURET Is living and working between Paris, Brest and Nantes. He holds an MA from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes in 2011. As a synthesis of the Do It Yourself ideology and the utopia of the family unit of the American Way of Life, handcrafting is central to the work of Hoël Duret. What interested him in the process of amateur practice was not so much the specific aesthetics of the haphazard assemblage but to find, to display and to demonstrate that economic constraints can en-gender productivist intelligence. He’s been awarded the Young Creation Award of the Biennale of Mulhouse in 2012, the Visual Arts Prize of the City of Nantes and the Yishu 8 Prize in 2014. In 2015 he has been exhibited in solo shows at Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts in Mulhouse, LOOP Video Fair, Barcelona, and in a group show at the Salomon Foundation, Annecy. He has also been invited to perform two solo shows during two residences at Yishu 8 Art Space, Beijing, and L’Oeil de Poisson, Contemporary Art Center, Québec City. In 2016 he has been selected for Le Pavillon Neufize OBC research lab of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and will participate to a group show at the Seoul Art Museum, Seoul. www.hoelduret.com 

Alessandro Di Pietro (Messina, 1987)

DI_PIETRO Lives and works in Milan. His artistic practice is focused on the process of normalization and deviation from the standard, in material and linguistic terms. In the last two years his main projects New Void and A project on A Zed and Two Noughts (P. Greenaway, 1985) find their field of action in cinematographic grammar, trying to envelop a methodology of new narrations’ production strategies. Main solo show: La table basse, FPAC Bad New Business, Milan, 2014. Main group shows: TWO PERSON SHOW, CAB, Grenoble, 2015; Glitch at OCAT, Shanghai, 2015; HPSCHD 1969-2015, MAMBO – Museo Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna, 2015; Glitch. Interferenze tra Arte e Cinema, PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea Milan, Milan, 2014; Zodiaco, CAR drde, Bologna, 2014; Primavera 2, CNEAI – Centre National Édition Art Image, Chatou, 2013; On File, Platforma Space, MNAC Annex, Bucharest, 2013; Constructional System, VIR – Viafarini in Residence, Milan, 2012.

LucFosther Diop (Douala, Cameroon, 1980)

LUCFOSTHER-DIOP Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL, and Douala, CM. He studied Fine Arts at the Yaounde1 University and was an artist in residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. LucFosther makes films, photographs, drawings, collages and installations. Usually, stories and events of racism, injustice, propaganda, slavery, colonialism, neocolonialism, imperialism, are the situations that trigger his process of creation. He approaches these terms in a metaphorical fashion. Seeking out visual strategies enable LucFosther to express specific aspects of the influences and impacts of neo-colonialism and imperialism, particularly on the African continent, and on the world in general. His work has been shown in significant exhibitions including the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennal, 2009, the 11th Havana Biennal, 2012, the 14th PhotoEspana, 2011, and the 18th SESC_Videobrasil Festival, 2013. His video We Are One won the FAAP Artistic Residency Prize during the 18th SESC_Videobrasil Festival, 2013. He also received a Unesco-Aschberg Award for French Africa in 2013. www.lucfostherdiop.com

Rebecca Digne (Marsiglia, 1982)

REBECCA-DIGNE Currently lives and works in Paris. She grew up in Naples, Italy. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. For two years (2010-2011) she was resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam and then followed the residency program of the Palais de Tokyo: Le Pavillon, in Paris (2013-2014). Rebecca Digne’s pieces are enigmatic evocations that capture the projection and the exhi-bition space as a “place of resistance to time”. The image, both subject and medium, is operated as a territory where issues related to questions of waiting, time, identity, gesture or ritual intermingle. Among her recent exhibitions: Climats Artificiels, Fondation EDF, Paris, 2015; 100 years later, The Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014; Profit and Non Profit, SpazioA, Pistoia, 2014; AB Show, Nomas Foundation, Rome; Facing Mercurio, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art Gallery, Amsterdam, 2013. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre National D’art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. www.rebeccadigne.com

Joint ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo and Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Strozzi’s Divine Beauty exhibition, the new Opera del Duomo Museum and the Baptistry of San Giovanni could all be visited with a special joint ticket starting 1 November 2015 until 24 January 2016. This unique joint venture allowed to explore Florence from the Middle Ages to the present day, probing the interplay between art and the sacred through masterpieces spanning the entire era from Michelangelo’s Bandini Pietà to Van Gogh’s Pietà, from Luca della Robbia’s Choir Loft to Millet’s Angelus, and from Donatello’s Penitent Magdalen to Guttuso’s Crucifixion. Full price €12.00 Concessions €6.00 (schools, FAI, children aged 6 to 11) Free children up to 5 years of age, disabled visitors and their carers, group leaders (min. 10 people), teachers with their classes, professional journalists (ID must be shown), ICOM-ICOMOS members, Firenzecard holders.

Exploring Sacred Art in Tuscany 1850–1960

To tie in with its exhibition on Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has produced a special guide and map designed to allow you to explore the sites in Tuscany that still house tangible evidence of a century of sacred art stretching from 1850 to 1960, setting out from Palazzo Strozzi and the Great Museum of the Cathedral. Moving outside the city of Florence proper, the guide takes you on a journey to over fifty sites in all parts of the region, offering you a unique chance to discover the area and pointing up the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi's role in experimenting with helping its visitors to discover new ways of enjoying art both inside and outside its own walls. The map includes both "must-do" sites and less obvious points of interest, many of them in enchanting areas where art and nature interact to great effect. This is the first publication ever to explore more than a century of sacred art and to help visitors travel the roads of Tuscany in search of it. Download the special guide dedicated to Sacred Art in Tuscany 1850–1960 Guida arte sacra   Download the map dedicated to Sacred Art in Tuscany 1850–1960 Mappa arte sacra in Toscana

Palazzo Strozzi at the Institut Français de Florence

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Institut Français de Florence join together to celebrate the role of French culture and art in Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana (Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 24 September 2015–24 January 2016) with a programme of events designed to explore in greater depth and to take a fresh look at some of the themes and masterpieces of the artists whose work is on display in the exhibition, in a cycle of lectures and screenings at the Institut Français de Florence between October and December 2015. The cycle will be exploring such issues as the figure of Gino Severini and his ties with French philosopher Jacques Maritain and the history and popularity of religious themes in French painting between the 19th and 20th centuries, and will include screenings of French movie classics on the life and work of such artists as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Maurice Denis and Georges Rouault. All events will be held at the Institut Français de Florence (Piazza Ognissanti 2, Florence) Admission is free while places last.   CONFERENCES Monday 5 October, 18.00 Conference by Mirella Branca Gino Severini and Jacques Maritain Monday 12 October, 18.00 Conference by Laura Lombardi From Salon to Altar. Religious themes in French painting after 1860  Monday 19 October, 18.00 Conference by Claudio Pizzorusso Maurice Denis, Fiesole, Fra Angelico   FILMS Tuesday 24 November, 20.00 Van Gogh directed by Maurice Pialat (FR, 1991, 158 min.) Tuesday 1 December, 20.00 Georges Rouault directed by Pierre Courthion and Isabelle Rouault (FR, 1968, 56 min.) Tuesday 15 December, 20.00 Maurice Denis et la peinture nabie directed by Jean-Paul Bouillon and Edwige Kertes (FR, 1993, 22 min.) Picasso, les couleurs de la passion directed by Alain Jaubert (FR, 1993, 30 min.)  

Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Municipal Florence’s Libraries

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other Municipal libraries in the city. For Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana, Palazzo Strozzi is working with the Biblioteca delle Oblate, the Biblioteca Canova Isolotto, the Biblioteca dell'Orticultura and the Biblioteca Pietro Thouar. These libraries will be hosting three exhibition presentations with the curators and a cyle of workshops for families with children aged five to ten, entitled Play Your Part in Art, offering those taking part a chance to explore the techniques and the languages of modern art. Admission to all events is free of charge while places last. Reservations are required for the workshops.   Presenting the Exhibition Tuesday 6 October, 18.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate, Via dell’Oriuolo 26 Exhibition presented by Carlo Sisi Wednesday 14 October, 17.30 Biblioteca Canova Isolotto, Via Chiusi 3/4 Exhibition presented by Lucia Mannini Thursday 10 December, 17.00 Biblioteca Pietro Thouar, Piazza Tasso 3 Exhibition presented by Anna Mazzanti Workshop for families with children aged 5 to 10 Play Your Part in Art Saturday 10 October, 14 November and 5 December, 11.00 Biblioteca delle Oblate, Via dell’Oriuolo 26 Reservations: tel. (+39) 055 2616512 Friday 27 November and 11 December, 17.00 Biblioteca Orticultura, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 4/Via Bolognese 17 Reservations: tel. (+39) 055 4627142

Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi

Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi. Admission free while places last. Beauty, the sacred and the cinema. The tenth edition of Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi comprises four evenings devoted to four giants whose work has made cinema history: Luis Buñuel, Andrey Tarkovsky, Martin Scorsese and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The retrospective explores the different artistic paths in the 20th century that marked the rediscovery and revisitation of stories and figures linked to the religious tradition of Christianity, "models" which the cinema interpreted as tools for breaking with the past and for reflecting on the countless inconsistencies of the modern era. From the provocational and irreverent approach of Buñuel to the great spiritual frescoes of Tarkovsky and from Scorsese's "scandalous" portrayal of Christ to the epic and revolutionary vision of Pasolini, the retrospective takes its audience on a fascinating journey of exploration through the world of story, image, sound and vision.   CALENDAR: Tuesday 6 October, 20.30 Un chien andalou, by Luis Buñuel (FR, 1929, 19'), original French sound with Italian subtitles. Viridiana, by Luis Buñuel (MEX, SP, 1961, 90'), original Spanish sound with Italian subtitles. Tuesday 13 October, 20.30 Andrej Rublëv, by Andrej Tarkovskij (URSS, 1966, 205'), original Russian sound with Italian subtitles. Tuesday 20 October, 21.00 Tha Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese (USA, 1988, 164'), Italian sound. Tuesday 27 October, 20.30 Il Vangelo secondo Matteo, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (IT, FR, 1964, 137'), original Italian sound without subtitles.

Palazzo Strozzi forges a special collaboration with the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze 2015

Palazzo Corsini

Two major exhibitions in Florence celebrate Italian and international art

 

Palazzo Strozzi's Divine Beauty. From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana exhibition, which is to run from 24 September 2015 to 24 January 2016, is going to tie in this year with the 29th edition of the BIAF – Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze, a trade fair in which eighty-eight dealers in the art of the past and modern art, twenty-seven of them from abroad, will be showing their treasures at Palazzo Corsini.

The two events offer visitors to the city a truly unique opportunity to view a selection of hugely important Italian and international works of art in an ideally interlinked tour. The exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi hosts numerous works from private collections which point up the importance of ties with the world of collecting and which, in conjunction with other exhibits from some of the leading museums in the world, allow visitors to explore a crucial period in art history from a very specific standpoint. On display at the Biennale, which new Secretary General Fabrizio Moretti has christened "the international showcase for Italian art", in a new layout designed by Pierluigi Pizzi, paintings will be vying for visitors' and prospective customers' attention with sculptures, items of furniture, manuscripts and drawings of the highest quality, all carefully selected and guaranteed by extremely authoritative international vetting.

Visitors to the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi are offered a €5.00 discount on the price of admission to the Biennale at Palazzo Corsini, paying €10.00 rather than € 15.00. And the discount works both ways, because visitors to the Biennale will be admitted to the Divine Beauty. From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana exhibition for only €8.50.

 

Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi – Power and Pathos

Film programme curated by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Cinema Odeon Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi/Via degli Anselmi. Admission free while places last.   Power, pathos and the cinema. The selection of films for this ninth edition of "Tuesday at the Movies with Palazzo Strozzi" looks at the different artistic pathways that marked the ways in which the 20th century revisited the myths and legends of Classical civilisation, a "model" to which moviemakers turned as a source of inspiration for building major epic tales but also as a prompt to reflect on the numerous inconsistencies of the modern world. From Pasolini's poetic exploration of the origins of civilisation to Fellini's grand frescoes, and from Kubrick's disturbing take on history to the powerfully ideological spectacularity of contemporary Hollywood productions, the retrospective takes cinemagoers on an adventurous ride through spell-binding stories, images, sounds and vision. CALENDAR: Tuesday 14 April, 20.30 Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone (USA, 2004, 214 min.), in English with Italian subtitles. Tuesday 28 April, 20.30 Medea, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (I, FR, D, 1969, 118 min.), in Italian with English subtitles. Tuesday 5 May, 20.30 Agorà, directed by Alejandro Amenábar (E, 2009, 126 min.), in English with Italian subtitles. Tuesday 12 May, 20.30 Satyricon, directed by Federico Fellini (I, 1969, 129 min.), Italian version. Tuesday 19 May, 20.30 Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1960, 189 min.), in English with Italian subtitles.  

Palazzo Strozzi at the Oblate and in Florence’s Libraries – Power and Pathos

Palazzo Strozzi organises exhibition presentations and family workshops in conjunction with the Biblioteca delle Oblate and other libraries in the city. One Thousand and One Tales is an activity for families that seeks to enhance a work of art’s potential by encouraging participants to think up stories and tales based on it, while Play Your Part in Contemporary Art urges them to discover the many different languages of art that exist today. Using dedicated bookshelves, the Biblioteca delle Oblate also offers advice on reading up the themes addressed in Palazzo Strozzi's exhibitions. All activities are free of charge while places last. Reservations are required for the workshops: Biblioteca delle Oblate – tel. +39 055 2616512; Biblioteca dei Ragazzi di Santa Croce – tel. +39 055 2478551; Biblioteca dell’Orticoltura – tel. +39 055 4627142 CALENDAR Exhibition Presentations Tuesday 17 March, 18.00, Biblioteca delle Oblate Andrea Pessina and Barbara Arbeid present Power and Pathos and Small Great Bronzes Monday 13 April, 18.00, Biblioteca delle Oblate Lorenzo Benedetti presents Sculptures Also Die Thursday 9 April, 17.00, Biblioteca Luzi Ludovica Sebregondi presents Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World Thursday 14 May, 17.00, Biblioteca Thouar Riccardo Lami presents Sculptures Also Die Activity for Families A Thousand and One Tales of Hellenistic Bronzes Saturday 28 March and 9 May at 11.00, Biblioteca delle Oblate – Kids and Teens Section Thursday 26 March at 17.00, Biblioteca dei Ragazzi di Santa Croce Friday 15 May at 17.00, Biblioteca dell’Orticoltura. Activity for Families Play Your Part in Contemporary Art Saturday 11 April and 13 June at 11.00, Biblioteca delle Oblate – Kids and Teens Section.

Conferences

A cycle of lectures to explore the themes of the Palazzo Strozzi exhibition Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World.   Thursday 9 April, 18.00 Lyceum Club Internazionale di Firenze - Palazzo Giugni Fraschetti, Via Alfani 48. Paolo Moreno, La pittura ellenistica   Tuesday 26 May, 18.00 Palazzo Strozzi, Sala Ferri Fabio Isman, I predatori dell’arte perduta   Tuesday 16 June, 18.00 Palazzo Strozzi, Altana Gianfranco Adornato, Lo sguardo negato: l’arte ellenistica tra osservatori curiosi e statue “viventi”   Admission free while places last. The lectures are held in Italian. Attendance at the conferences earns the holder a stamp on his/her Passport Archeologia in Toscana.

Discovering Archaeology in Tuscany

To tie in with the Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World exhibition hosted at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (14 March–21 June 2015), and subsequently at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Tuscany will be celebrating and rediscovering its own archaeological heritage. Setting out from Palazzo Strozzi and from Florence’s Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which will be hosting its own exhibition entitled Great Small Bronzes. Greek, Roman and Etruscan Masterpieces from 20 March to 21 June 2015, the itinerary proposes a tour of some of Tuscany’s major museums and most fascinating archaeological sites often situated in the region’s most beautiful natural surroundings, to allow visitors to delve further into some of the issues addressed in the exhibitions. Download the map dedicated to Archaeology in Tuscany Archeologia-in-Toscana For detailed information on all of the sites, visit www.turismo.intoscana.it/archeologia2015

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