Art in Florence. The exhibitions you have to visit
Paintings, sculptures, videos: Florence is an effervescent city
Ai Weiwei. Libero. at Palazzo Strozzi until 22 January. A dissident artist and controversial personality who has exhibited at the most important museums in the world, Ai Weiwei has invaded Palazzo Strozzi with his historical works as well as his new productions. The entire palace has become a showcase for his artistic expression: the facade, the courtyard, the Piano Nobile (first floor) and La Strozzina. From 9 January to 5 March, the Andito degli Angioini in Palazzo Pitti is hosting the extraordinary exhibition Fashion in Florence, the birth of Italian fashion in Florence, through the Locchi Archive exhibitions
Gaetano Pesce, Maestà Tradita 1956-2016, until 8 February at the Museo del Novecento. Each room is an installation which, through smells, liquid substances, sounds and other elements, communicates the challenges of women in a world still controlled by a consistent and conservative male nature. Pesce’s new sculpture, the Maestà Tradita is displayed in Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
At Villa Bardini until 26 February, La Divina Commedia Di Venturino Venturi. A poem in images: visitors can read and admire Dante’s work through the contemporary vision of the Tuscan artist Venturino Venturi, a remarkable interpreter of the culture of the 20th-century.
Until 12 March, the Galleria Dell’Accademia will be hosting Giovanni Dal Ponte (1385-1437). Protagonista Dell’Umanesimo Tardogotico. The first monographic exhibition devoted to one of the most important artists of the early 15th century in Florence. The End of the World is another exhibition that will be running until 19 March at a venue not far from Florence, the Centro Pecci. Visitors can see works by fifty artists displayed throughout a 3,000-square-meter area.
At the Museo Ferragamo, Across Art and Fashion, until the end of March. On display, accessories and iconic dresses which combine art and fashion design in an inseparable way. From 10 March to 23 July Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting another solo of a huge contemporary artist, Bill Viola.