SOLO - PIERO MANZONI
until 13th December
Museo Novecento focuses on the figure of a single artist, choosing to tell a peculiar aspect of his career through the exhibition of one or more works in the collections of the City of Florence or borrowed from other public or private collections. These are exhibition "solos" in which the selection of the selected works responds to an innovative critical cut, the result of a research and reflection work that involves some of the best art historians and new generation curators.
In the exhibition itinerary - which offers an overview of the main stages of Manzoni's research - there will also be an appendix dedicated to the exhibition "Monocromo", a collective exhibition held at the Galleria Il Fiore in Florence in January 1963, which is most likely the last Italian exhibition in which Manzoni participates before his premature death occurred in Milan for a heart attack on February 6 of that year.
Place and Time: Museo Novecento, Mon - Mar - Wed - Fri - Sat - Sun | 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday | 11:00 - 14:00
Prices: Entrance ticket + exhibition 10 euros
until 20th January
Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramović, one of the most known and controversial personalities of contemporary art, famous for the use of her body as an instrument of expression.
The event is an extraordinary retrospective, the result of the direct involvement of the artist, which will bring together over 100 works from the seventies to today, as well as an overview of the most famous works of his career and the live performance of his famous performances, the possibility of discovering the less known production of the beginning.
Place and Time: Palazzo Strozzi, every day including holidays 10am-8pm Thursday: 10am-11pm
Prices: 13 euros
CODICE LEICESTER by LEONARDO DA VINCI
until 20th January
The Leicester Code is a work full of brilliant annotations and drawings that Leonardo wrote in large part between 1504 and 1508: a truly magical season in the history of Florence, with the contemporary presence in the city of great characters of the letters, the arts and of the sciences, which Benvenuto Cellini baptized her, genialally, "The School of the World". For Leonardo, they were years of intense artistic and scientific activity. At that time he was doing anatomical studies at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, trying to put the man in a position to fly, was engaged in the undertaking, then not completed, of the wall painting depicting the Battle of Anghiari at Palazzo Vecchio , and studied futuristic solutions to make the Arno navigable from Florence to the sea.
For the Leicester Code it is the second 'journey' to Florence, as it was exhibited in 1982 (when it was still called the Hammer Code) in the Sala dei Gigli of Palazzo Vecchio, obtaining an extraordinary success with the public (over 400,000 visitors in little more than three months).
Place and Time: Uffizi Galleries, Tuesday-Sunday 8.15am-6.50pm
Prices: full ticket 12 euros
BANKSY – This is not a photo opportunity.
until 24th February
At Palazzo Medici Riccardi there will be his most famous images, those that have gained high popularity through sharing on social media.
Banksy is a simple but non-basic imaginary, perfect for times and ways of production, packed for mass communication: a nucleus of immediate messages that, addressing the themes of capitalism, war and social control, stages the contradictions and the paradoxes of our time. For the first time, an exhibition examines and analyzes the original images of Banksy within an exhaustive semantic framework that brings its origins, references, relationships among the elements, implications and plans of pertinence.
Place and Time: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, from 9am to 7pm
Prices: full ticket 10 euros
ROBERTO CASAMONTI COLLECTION
until March 10, 2019
The ancient mansion of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni will welcome the selection of the works that Roberto Casamonti, in his long activity in the art world, has collected to constitute the main body of his collection.
The paintings and sculptures on display are the result of years of passionate research that give life to an assembly able to represent the exceptional historical and artistic evolution that crosses the whole of the twentieth century.
The collection of Italian and foreign works of art is divided into works by artists at the beginning of the twentieth century and until the early sixties with masterpieces by Fattori, Balla, Picasso, Leger, Chagall, Ernst, Kandinsky, Klein, Fontana, Castellani, Manzoni and numerous others.
Place and Time: Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, Piazza di Santa Trinita
From Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30 to 19.00 last admission 18.30
Prices: free admission by reservation