10 events not to be missed this week in Florence and Tuscany
What to do in and around Florence from 19 to 25 September 2022
Art, concerts, shows and good food. Here are the events not to be missed this week in and around Florence.
Back from 24 September to 2 October in the sumptuous Palazzo Corsini is the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato, the oldest market exhibition in the world and an absolute reference point for great Italian art. The halls of Palazzo Corsini will host around 80 galleries with a new layout by interior designer Matteo Corvino. Many Italian and international antique dealers bring the best of paintings from every era, drawings, sculptures and much more.
From 22 September 2022 to 23 January 2023, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi presents Nel tuo tempo (In Your Time), a major exhibition that involves all the Renaissance rooms of the palazzo through the works of Olafur Eliasson, one of the most original and visionary contemporary artists, whose multifaceted production has embraced installations, paintings, sculptures, photography and moving images throughout his career.
From 23 September 2022 until 15 January 2023 at the Museo Novecento, in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10, Tony Cragg, one of the most important contemporary sculptors, will be the protagonist with Transfer: Thoughts to Things, the major monographic exhibition curated by Sergio Risaliti and Stefania Rispoli presenting a selection of sculptures and works on paper. For the first time, three monumental sculptures will be exhibited in the cloister of the Museo Novecento. The project, absolutely unprecedented, is conceived as a mediation tool aimed at presenting not only the works (sculptures and drawings) but also the artist's creative process.
GENIUS LOCI: BRANDUARDI, STOCKHAUSEN, MAGONI AND MERTENS IN SANTA CROCE
Wim Mertens' hypnotic notes at dawn in the cloister; Angelo Branduardi's concert dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi; the dialogue between religious communities moderated by Franco Cardini; Linda Messerklinger's artistic project with Luca "Vicio" Vicini of Subsonica. And then: Markus Stockhausen live in the shadow of Taddeo Gaddi's fresco; Alessandro Vanoli's reading on the passing of the seasons in literature and art; Petra Magoni's musical recital to the sound of the archlute; a concert dedicated to Billie Holiday and Nina Simone; and a tribute to Lucio Dalla in his early days. These are just some of the events of the 5th edition of Genius Loci: discovering Santa Croce, the festival that, from 20 to 24 September 2022, will unveil to the public the monumental complex of Santa Croce, a symbolic place of national memory open to the world (free admission with compulsory booking at www.santacroceopera.it). The initiative is organised by Controradio Club, Opera di Santa Croce and Controradio in collaboration with the cultural association La Nottola Di Minerva.
FESTIVAL AU DÉSERT
The Festival au Désert Firenze will host big names in world music and aims to showcase the best of current world music, particularly from Mali, North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, in open dialogue with the ambassadors of international artistic 'nomadism'. The 2022 edition sees the presence of one of the great names in the Malian musical constellation, the extraordinary Oumou Sangaré, for an immersion in the solar depths of her voice and music. The festival, like every year, offers meetings and workshops to get to know not only the music but also the current condition of Mali, in a path that unites the Parco delle Cascine and the Parco del Mensola thanks to the collaboration with Lumen, where various initiatives are realised, and the concert of the French-Moroccan group produced by Peter Gabriel's Real World: Bab L'Bluz. HERE the complete programme. HERE the complete programme.
FACTORY EUROPE: XXIXTH EDITION OF THE FLORENCE CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL
Until 25 September in theatres, parks and gardens of Florence, the Fabbrica Europa festival returns: 22 days of performances, 12 spaces, 27 events, 8 productions, 11 international proposals, 120 artists, 24 countries, 3 international cooperation and co-creation projects. Projects, shows, concerts, performances, meetings and workshops to investigate the creative processes that, in dance, music, performing arts and in their intersection, create a dynamic community of artists from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia. The spaces chosen to host the festival are: Parco delle Cascine and PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, Giardino dell'Istituto Agrario, Teatro Studio di Scandicci, Teatro Cantiere Florida, La Compagnia, Teatro Puccini, Lumen, Murate Art District, Chiostro Accademia Belle Arti, Parco Villa Demidoff, Giardino delle Rose. On Tuesday 20 September 2022, at 21.00, the Teatro Cantiere Florida will stage Where. HERE the complete programme.
SHAKESPEARE AT BREAKFAST, THEATRE WALKS AT THE IRIS GARDEN
Take a breakfast stroll listening to the dark plots of Lady Macbeth? Eating a cream croissant with Hamlet, or having coffee with the Merry Wives of Windsor? All this becomes possible with Shakespeare at Breakfast, an irreverent comedy by Perelandra Teatro in which Shakespearian characters take turns in the Iris Garden for a very special theatrical matinee. The actors bring to the stage dialogues and monologues from the great classics: the setting is provided by a company of wanderers who entertain the audience with the Bard's Sonnets and a real breakfast, complete with coffee and croissants: love, theatre, poetry and... a croissant, please! The appointments: Saturday 24 September 2022 10.00 and 11.00 am and Sunday 25 September 2022 10.00 and 11.00 am.
EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS: FREE VISITS AND SPECIAL PASSAGES IN PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the libraries of Palazzo Medici Riccardi will literally open their doors to the public. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September 2022: at 10 a.m., at 11 a.m. and at 12 noon. The visit will also be repeated in the same way on Sunday 9 October 2022 at 10 a.m., at 11 a.m. and at 12 noon, on the occasion of "Paper Sunday".
ANASTACIA AT THE TEATRO VERDI
On Monday 26 September 2022, at 8.45 p.m., the Teatro Verdi will host Anastacia in concert with her 'I'm Outta Lockdown - The 22nd Anniversary' European Tour.
ELEONORA DI TOLEDO: VISIT TO SANTA MARIA NOVELLA AND MEETING AND VISITS TO THE OLD PALACE
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Eleanor of Toledo, there are many events dedicated to the duquesa Leonora. On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022 the Musei Civici Fiorentini and MUS.E are organising three events, the first of which is a special visit to the Santa Maria Novella complex (Saturday 24 at 3 and 4. 30) that allows you to rediscover, places and works of art related to the Spanish Nation, the second and third are the thematic visit Under the Wings of a Lapwing (also Saturday 24 September at 3 pm and 4.30 pm) and the evocative Invitation to the Reggia: in the presence of Duchess Eleonora (25 September at 3 pm and 4.30 pm), both at Palazzo Vecchio.
CRUISES ON THE ARNO
Following the Parisian model, cruises on the Arno are an unusual way to visit the city of Giglio and sail through history. The cruise departs from the mooring point (Via Lungarno Diaz, Piazza Mentana height), travels along the stretch from Ponte alle Grazie passing under Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte alla Carraia and then turns around and goes back along the route to the mooring point. A short trip lasting one hour, along the waters of the Arno, to discover the history and beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the river bed. An opportunity to admire unprecedented glimpses and be bewitched by even the most unusual Florence. The service runs every day until 30 September 2022 and will resume from 1 May 2023 to 30 September 2023 with eight daily trips from 10.30 am to 9 pm (last tour). The full-price ticket costs 19 euro, reduced (children from 6 to 12 years and over 65 residents in Florence) 12 euro, free for under 6s.
THE ART OF FABRIZIO PLESSI AT PALAZZO BARTOLINI SALIMBENI AND TORNABUONI ARTE
The exhibition PLESSI.Emozioni Digitali is on display until 18 November at Tornabuoni arte. An exhibition of more than thirty works, some of the most historical and important. While, water, fire, lightning and gold are also the protagonists of the video installation that animates for six months (until 31 March 2023) the façade of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, home of the Roberto Casamonti Collection, a project born from the collaboration between the museum and the Uffizi Galleries.
TIMELESSNESS, THIRTY WORKS ON SHOW AT FRASCIONE ARTE AND ARIA ART GALLERY
Frascione Arte and Aria Art Gallery present from 24 September to 5 November 2022 Timelessness, an exhibition that cancels the space-time dimension and enriches ancient and contemporary masterpieces with new meanings, on the occasion of the 32nd Florence Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato. Timelessness will present about 30 works and will be articulated in the exhibition spaces of both galleries: 'Gold, a spark through the centuries' at Frascione Arte and 'The echo of eternity' at Aria Art Gallery.
PASSIONE NOVECENTO. DA PAUL KLEE A DAMIEN HIRST AT PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI
At Palazzo Medici Riccardi, where modern collecting was born at the time of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo The Magnificent, from 24 September 2022 to 8 January 2023 the exhibition Passione Novecento will be inaugurated. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst, curated by Sergio Risaliti, Director of the Museo Novecento. The exhibition hosts a prestigious selection of works by 20th-century masters from private Florentine and Tuscan collections.
FAIR OF RECORDS, COMICS, VINTAGE AND MODERN ANTIQUES IN PIAZZA DEI CIOMPI
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September in Piazza dei Ciompi the usual Fair of records, comics, vintage and modern antiques returns: we can find vinyl records, collectible comics, vintage clothing and objects.
FirenzeGioca - Festa del gioco per tutti is the play event now in its 21st edition, organised by Progioco Firenze APS in cooperation with many other Tuscan associations. After last year's return and success, the event will be held in the Arsenale Pavilion of the Fortezza da Basso on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm. The fulcrum of the event will be the large Ludoteca, with continuous demonstrations of an infinite number of games, dedicated to those who are unfamiliar with them and wish to approach the world of 'intelligent gaming'.
Coinciding with the Henry Moore in Florence exhibition in the Sala d'Arme of Palazzo Vecchio is the exhibition Back to Moore. Forte Belvedere 1972, from 22 September to 3 October 2022, an exhibition of historical images collected from the personal archives of all those who, from all over Italy, visited the exhibition. The exhibition Henry Moore in Florence, is a tribute 50 years after the memorable exhibition at Forte di Belvedere in 1972, which will run until 31 March 2023.
THE TUESDAYS OF THE GALILEO MUSEUM
From 20 September to 22 November 2022 I martedì del Museo Galileo (Tuesdays at the Museo Galileo), a series of thematic meetings conceived by the Florentine museum dedicated to Science, archaeology and history: challenges between past and future with directors and officials from the major Italian museums and archaeological parks, including the Uffizi Galleries. The meetings, with a popular slant and intended for the general public, will be held at the Museum's premises in Piazza dei Giudici, 1. Admission is free with compulsory booking. All those present in the hall will be offered a coupon allowing admission to the Museo Galileo at a special price (€ 7.00 instead of € 10.00). The programme opens on Tuesday 20 September with Federica Rinaldi, archaeological officer in charge of the Colosseum since 2020, who is in charge of the protection, management and enhancement of the monument, with a special focus on public reception and accessibility.