Art on the Move?

Two of the most important Florentine sculptures, Michelangelo’s David and Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, prompted a great deal of debate this summer as, although for different reasons, were proposed to be moved respectively from the Accademia Museum and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Discussion about a new possible destination for Michelangelo’s David to reduce …

Electronic Renaissance

Alex Park Palazzo Strozzi is presenting the exhibition Bill Viola: Electronic Renaissance from March 10 to July 23. Curated by Palazzo Strozzi’s director Arturo Galansino and Bill Viola Studio’s executive director Kira Perov, Electronic Renaissance reviews Viola’s career, marked by a combination of technological research and aesthetic reflection, from his 1970’s early video experiments to …

Galleria Il Ponte Presents Giulio Turcato

Exhibit runs until April 14 WILLIAM FRENCH Galleria Il Ponte presents Inventare spazi (Inventing Spaces), an exhibition dedicated to Giulio Turcato (1912-1995), a painter considered one of the greatest representatives of Italian abstract and informal art. Among the promoters of the Art Club (1945) and Forma I (1947), the Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, Gruppo degli …

Giovanni Dal Ponte on Display

WILLIAM FRENCH Exhibit runs until March 12 at the Accademia Gallery The Accademia Gallery is hosting the first monographic event ever dedicated to the painter Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1437/8). Curated by Angelo Tartuferi and Lorenzo Sbaraglio, the exhibit, which runs until March 12, showcases around 50 artworks. Dal Ponte’s style betrayed an acute awareness of …

Uffizi Presents Program of Exhibits

The Gallerie degli Uffizi museum complex released the program of its 2017 temporary exhibits last month. The program ranges from the Renaissance to a commemoration of the October Revolution, as well as solo exhibitions by contemporary artists. A number of restored works and new acquisitions will also be presented. A major exhibition at Palazzo Pitti …

Ai Weiwei Donates

His “Libero” exhibition at Pala- zzo Strozzi last year saw a re- cord number of visitors: 150,000 in four months. Following this success and to thank the city for the space offered, Weiwei recently donated two works to Florence. The first is a variation of the Portrait of Filip- po Strozzi, a portrait made of …

Two Authentic Florentine Hands

Wallets, jewelry, fragrance, handmade by a real Florentine craftsman, Marco Cantini. Marco was born and raised in Piazza della Passera, in the most ‘authentic’ neighborhood of Florence, Santo Spirito, where you can still find pure Florentines today, which seems to be an increasing rarity in this city. Since childhood, his life has been devoted to …

Discoveries and Massacres

The exhibition has taken its inspiration from Discoveries and Massacres. Essays on Art, a memorable work published by Attilio Valecchi in 1919 containing a selection of Soffici’s essays on art history, most of which previously published in the famous Florentine journal La Voce. The essay marked a fully-fledged watershed between two eras: the European Avant-Garde, …

Il Ponte Presents Ranaldi

The contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is hosting an exhibition by Renato Ranaldi from Nov. 19. The showcase presents three sets of works from different periods. The first set is the Angolari works (1973-74), consisting of two canvases placed alongside each other to create a corner that acts as a theatre wing. The featured objects …