“From MAGRITTE to DUCHAMP. 1929: the Great Surrealism from the Centre Pompidou“
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BLUE Palace – Pisa
Palace of Art and Culture
Lungarno Gambacorti, 9
The Foundation BLUE Palace, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and MondoMostre are presenting “From MAGRITTE to DUCHAMP. 1929: The Great Surrealism from the Centre Pompidou“.
For the first Time ever, the French museum is lending to Italy its jealously guarded masterpieces for this exhibition staged in the magnificent setting of Palazzo Blu in Pisa and curated by Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.
Around 150 works, including collages by Max Ernst, wire masks by Alexander Calder, sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, photographs by Man Ray and a variety of objects, drawwings, paintings and documents map the extraordinary journey of the Surrealist avant-garde during its most exuberant period: the years around 1929.
Untitled – Summer 1929
Paris, Centre Pompidou
The Double Secret (1927)
Paris, Centre Pompidou
Woman in an armchair (Summer 1927)
(Tzara, Éluard, Breton, Arp, Dalì, Tanguy, Ernst, Crevel, Ray)
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ – The Cleaner
From 21 September 2018 to 20 January 2019
Palazzo Strozzi – Firenze
Florence and Palazzo Strozzi joined this autumn / winter 2018/2019 to host a major exhibition dedicated to the international Serbian artist MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ, one of the most famous and controversial figures in contemporary art, whose works have revolutionized the idea of performance, testing her body and expressive potential to the limit.
The event is a unique retrospective bringing together more than a hundred works, providing a comprehensive survey of her most famous creations from a career ranging from the 1960s to the 2000s, including videos, photographs, paintings, objects, installations, and live recreations of her most famous performances by a group of performers specially chosen and trained for this show.
Exhibition Catalogue available for Guests of B&B De Amicis.
Daily : 10.00-20.00
Thursdays : 10.00-23.00
Exhibition also open on public holidays
Durata: 90 minuti
Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna
Bologna, giugno 1977
Piano Nobile – Palazzo Strozzi
Firenze, settembre 2018/gennaio 2019
“The House with the Ocean View”, 2002
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 15-26 novembre 2002
Tiina Pauliina Lehtimäki
“The House with the Ocean View”
Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, 4-16 dicembre 2018
BANKSY – THIS IS NOT AT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Exhibition from 10/19/2018 to 24/02/2019
Palazzo Medici Riccardi – Florence
“Flying Copper”, 2003
Nobody knows who he is, yet he is perhaps the most popular artist of the 21st century. Here they come, so this fall, even in Florence the works of Banksy, the father of contemporary street art.
His early works appear in the early nineties on the streets of Bristol, a city in the south-west of England that in those years broke a season of intense artistic ferments. Provocative, ironic, unpredictable, Banksy talks about war, pollution, repression, homologation and manipulation in Western society, with images of powerful evocative impact that simply appear from day to day on the street, in any place, on the walls of buildings visible to anyone passing by. Always remaining anonymous: its identity has never been revealed and the hypotheses about who is behind the signature of those graffiti, which over the years have appeared on the walls of the world, have fueled the myth of Banksy.
“Banksy. This is not a photo opportunity” is the exhibition scheduled at Palazzo Medici Riccardi from October 19th 2018 to February 24th 2019, where a selection of his most famous images, those that have gained high popularity even through sharing on social media, will be exhibited.
Just a few days ago he came back to talk about himself for one of his works that, at the very moment when it was sold at the Sotheby’s London auction, self-destructed by slipping through a shredder hidden in its frame.
To complete the exhibition, the public will have an infographic on the chronology of the artist, extensive historical cards on the works with photographic documentation, the original “black books”, original posters of his exhibitions, counterfeit banknotes, balloons “I am an imbecile “used at Dismaland and a selection of videos.
Daily : 09.00-19.00
Wednesday : closed
Holidays : always open
“Pulp Fiction”, 2004
“Love Rat”, 2004
“Get out while you Can”, 2004
PROJECT: “THE WALL” The Dark – At the edge of vision From 21.04.2018 to 21.06.2018 – Museo del Novecento
A truly exciting exhibition that was signed by MARCO BAZZINI inside the Museo del Novecento in Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence. IL BUIO is the first graphic exhibition of the project “THE WALL”, the original exhibition format conceived by the new director of the Museum, Sergio Risaliti. An easily understandable graphic model, information concepts and data on the works collected by the curator so as to suggest to the visitor new stimuli and new traces of reading. Bazzini has chosen the theme of darkness and that of art. The darkness not to be understood as absence, but rather as a common line to tell the story of art under a new point of view, to understand how artists have used or lived or depicted the darkness from the contemporaries to go back in the centuries.
Defining darkness is difficult. Is it a character, a dimension, a metaphor? A condition or rather an environment? The darkness is, however, it is declining, something certainly ambivalent. It presents itself and retracts at the same time. There is no darkness without light, darkness without clarity. Precisely because it is unattainable in its entirety, in this exhibition the darkness has been sought in works of art. A visual journey in the history of art that shows how the darkness in its constant presence – it is too often believed that only art is light – muted according to culture and time.
If the more recent artists invite to stay in the darkness, other protagonists of the twentieth century are referring to the darkness as a material for the pictorial expression or for the introspective investigation. A journey of more than 60 WORKS which, proceeding to the contrary, arrives at the nocturnal representation, a pictorial genre whose first episode is present in FLORENCE in the BARONCELLI CHAPEL of SANTA CROCE with the “ANNOUNCEMENT OF PADS OF TADDEO GADDI.
Saturday 21.04.2018 – Starting from this date the historic site of the Museo del 900, dedicated to Italian Modern and Contemporary Art, is reborn with a new image strongly desired by the new artistic director Sergio Risaliti. The interventions will be multiple and on several levels:
- enhancement of exhibition planning, with alternating exhibitions and temporary projects
- recovery of new spaces
- better use of the museum heritage
- future multitasking institution
Immediately admire the colorful installation of the writing M U S E O in front of the external gate, designed by the artist Paolo Parisi in collaboration with the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. A choice, that of the word “Museum” to indicate the desire to modernize the term to give back to the House of the Muses a contemporary vitality reminding that art is the daughter of memory (Mnemosyne).
To be reported for the next months:
- The video installation “The body is a sacred garment” by Beatrice Bulgari for In Between Art Film
From 21.04.18 to 20.09.18
- The “The Wall” Project, the original exhibition format conceived by the new director Risaliti who, for his debut, has the signature of Marco Bazzini entitled Il Buio. At the edge of vision
From 21.04.18 to 21.06.18
- the Exhibition “The sculptor’s drawings” with graphic works signed by A.Wildt, J.Lipchitz, D.Smith, Louise Bourgeois, L.Fabro, Rebecca Horn and R. Whiteread.
From 21.04.18 to 12.07.18
- the first Italian exhibition of the German artist Ulla Von Brandenburg “Of a golden sun”
From 21.04.18 to 21.06.18
BILL VIOLA – Electronic Renaissance
Show from 10 March 2017 to 23 July 2017
Florence – Palazzo Strozzi
Another big and important shows will involve all spring and part of summer, the Florentine public, as well as Italian and international, in the Renaissance spaces of Palazzo Strozzi will host the works of the greatest exponent of contemporary art video: BILL VIOLA.
The exhibition will start from the first works produced by the artist in the seventies to reach up to the current ones and deliberately will dialogue with the architecture of the Palazzo Strozzi and the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. As with the previous exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei protagonist will be the extraordinary dialogue between Ancient and Contemporary. Born in New York in 1951, Bill Viola is internationally recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists, author of video installations, sound environments and performance to the public offering extraordinary experiences immersion between space, image and sound. The artist says: “I’m really happy to recover my Italian roots and to have the opportunity to repay my debt with the city of Florence through my works. Having lived and worked in Florence in the seventies, I would never imagined to have the honor to realize such a large exhibition in an institution as important as the Palazzo Strozzi.”
The exhibition will also involve other important Florentine institutions. Thanks to a special joint ticket you can visit both the Show, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Great Cathedral Museum. In the latter be visible video Observance (2002) and ACCEPTANCE (2008) by Bill Viola – two of his famous works dedicated to the themes of pain and suffering, enhancing the reflection on humanity and on the religious sense in today’s world – which will be made in dialogue with the two symbols of the Florentine museum as the “penitent Mag- dalene” by Donatello and “Bandini Pieta” by Michelangelo.
Exhibition catalogue available for guests of B.&B.
AI WEIWEI – Libero
From 23 September 2016 to 22 January 2017
Florence – Palazzo Strozzi
Reduced price for guests staying at our B & B
FREEDOM ‘IN ACTION.
“Creativity is the power to refuse the past, change the status quo and seek new potential. In other words, besides the use of their imagination, creativity is perhaps above all the power to act”
From the end of this summer and until next winter, Florence becomes a destination for all those who love the Contemporary Art and Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, icon of the struggle for freedom of expression, and lately at the forefront for humanitarian causes and policies.
But Ai Weiwei is much more. Architect and artist, able to produce works by the great social impact, attracts and repels at the same time, because his installations always have a strong charge empathetic, whatever the theme represented. And in his case, his country is often the protagonist.
Strozzi Palace for the first time held an exhibition in the noble seat dedicating it entirely to contemporary art, and chose the most famous among its representatives. And also the most controversial and criticized. The Chinese artist AI WEIWEI, whose work has been the object of exhibition in many of the world’s leading museums.
60 works and new productions inspired specifically to the Renaissance, and the city of Florence (see 4 portraits made with Lego depicting Dante, Filippo Strozzi, Savonarola and Galileo).
His art and life philosophy are a symbol of the struggle against any kind of censorship.
For this reason, this extraordinary exhibition will charming for those who usually do not like contemporary art. The works by Ai Weiwei are beautiful to see even artistically. They have an innate elegance and are always the result of high craftsmanship work. It could not be that Florence, a city famous for the refined and precious Artisans and the Great Artists of the past, to give the great Chinese Master his first Italian Exhibition.
The exhibited works range from his years living in New York 1980s and ’90s, when he discovered his Masters: Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp, to the large iconic assemblages works from the early 2000s consisting of objects such as bicycles and stools, of political dissidents built with LEGO bricks, and his projects on migration in the Mediterranean region.
Ai Weiwei has also become a symbol of resistance against censorship. The show offers the opportunity to explore Ai Weiwei’s creative genius but also to understand his personal narrative, offering critical insight to Ai Weiwei’s ambiguous relations with his native China. Ai Weiwei denounces the inconsistencies and gaps between the individual and the community in today’s world and has a profound sense of belonging, as illustrated by his use of traditional material and techniques. Equally, a strong sense of rebellion informs his interpretations of traditional Chinese images and metaphors.
Catalogue of the Exhibition available for our guests of B. & B.
July 14, 2016 – Exibition still open for a few days – Do not miss!
FROM KANDINSKY TO POLLOCK.
Art from the Guggenheim Collections.
From 03/19/2016 to 24/07/2016
A charming and original exhibition developed in collaboration between the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, will be one of the most spectacular events in the country in 2016.
Florence became for a few months, the “ideal place” for some 100 masterpieces of European and American between the twenties and sixties of the twentieth century belonging to the couple more advanced collectors for the unrivaled glamor and artistic intuition that were Peggy and Solomon R. Guggenheim.
The large paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs of some of the most important personalities such as Pollock, Rothko, Man Ray, Fountain, Burry, Dubuffet, Calder, Lichtenstein and many others, united in a dense and constant dialogue between European and American art o attend the birth of neoavanguardia after World War II.
Just inside the Palazzo Strozzi, in the spaces dedicated to Strozzina, in February 1949, Peggy Guggenheim decided to show the collection, waiting to find a permanent home for it. Later you will find it in Venice, in the historical site of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which will become forever even his house.
Catalogue of the Exhibition available for customers of B. & B.
The Kiss (1927)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice
Hans Hofman (1880-1966) – German Painter
The Gate – detail
Museo Solomon R.Guggenheim – New York
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) – American Painter
The Moon Woman – 1942
Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice
Cover picture: Barberini Faun – Jeff Koons (2013), Sala dei Gigli, Palazzo Vecchio – Firenze
The Contemporary Art comes to Florence.
Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence will host between 26/09/15 and 12/28/15 two picturesque works of the great American artist Jeff Koons that defies comparison with the great timeless masterpieces of Donatello and Michelangelo.
Koons will see installed sull’arengario Palazzo Vecchio his “Pluto and Proserpina”, monumental review of the Bernini masterpiece, while the Sala dei Gigli in the Palazzo Vecchio will find space the “Barberini Faun”, chalk cheeky and seductive realized in 2013.
Piazza della Signoria, free admission;
Palazzo Vecchio daily at 9-23 Thursday 9-14, admission 10 euro.
David di Michelangelo (1504) – Pluto e Proserpina di Jeff Koons (2013)
Ingresso Palazzo Vecchio – Firenze
Settembre 2015 – Dicembre 2015
FULL REFUND of the ticket of the exhibition Divine Beauty of Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana - Palazzo Strozzi.
The offer is valid for the duration of the exhibition: from 24/09/2015 to 01/24/2016.