Summer exhibitions not to miss in Florence and Tuscany
From Fotografe! at Forte Belvedere to Canova at Palazzo Vecchio: all the events to mark in your diary
2022 is the year of beauty and pure enjoyment of art in every form. A renewed desire for culture is in the air with a packed calendar of exhibitions. Here are the ones not to be missed in Tuscany for summer 2022.
Until 3 October 2022, an extraordinary comparison: in the Michelangelo Tribune Room of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the Pietà Bandini, whose restoration has recently been completed, and casts of the Vatican Pietà and the Pietà Rondanini.
Until 7 September 2022 Filippo de Pisis, Giulio Paolini and Luca Vitone meet at the Museo Novecento in a surprising and original exhibition project. Three solo exhibitions, separate but interconnected, that create a game of mirrors and thematic comparisons.
Oscar Ghiglia – Gli anni di Novecento
Until 13 September, a retrospective exhibition offers the public the chance to get to know the works of a great 20th century Italian painter, who was as closely linked to Tuscany as to the European artistic events of his time.
Skim in the Galleria della Carrozze at Palazzo Medici Riccardi
The Galleria delle Carrozze of Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts, until 26 September 2022, Genesis - The Harmony of Kaos, the new personal exhibition by Francesco Forconi, aka SKIM, an artist from the world of graffiti and street art. The exhibition retraces the stages of the Florentine artist's work, from the first drawings of his diploma years to his most recent productions and two site-specific installations: a piano transformed into a work of art (which can be played by visitors) and a wall created with the graffiti technique. Admission is free.
One of the most nationally and internationally appreciated artists, she is the main star of the summer exhibition at Forte Belvedere until 2 October entitled Play It Again.
Until 2 October, the two Florentine venues will host the exhibition Fotografe! whose protagonists are the female photographers of yesterday and today in a journey that goes from early photography through the 20th century to the present day.
Canova at Palazzo Vecchio
Until 18 September, Palazzo Vecchio is hosting Antonio Canova's La Pace (Peace), the famous plaster version of the marble kept in the Khanenko National Museum in Kiev.
I pittori della Luce at Lucca
One hundred works from Italian and foreign museums and private collections are on show at the Ex Cavallerizza in Lucca, in Piazzale Verdi, until 2 October. From masterpieces by Caravaggio to works by Rubens and Jusepe de Ribera.
Da Fattori a De Chirico at Carrara
Until 30 October at Palazzo Cucchiari in Carrara 100 works by artists between the birth of the Kingdom of Italy and the outbreak of World War II are on display in the exhibition The Sea: Myth History Nature. Italian Art 1860 - 1940. Works by De Chirico, Savinio, De Pisis, Campigli, Morandi, Nathan and sculptors such as Martini, Marino, Manzù.
Paesaggi Contemporanei at Radicondoli
From 16 July to 31 August 2022, the streets of Radicondoli will host Paesaggi Contemporanei, exhibitions, site-specific and sound installations by Franco Ionda, Giuseppina Giordano, Mirio Cosottini, and Paolo Fabiani, cinema and art curated by Lo schermo dell'arte, a festival of cinema and contemporary art. The intention is to make art using the landscape and the urban context not only as the subject but as the very material of the work, giving importance to aesthetic research but above all to the signs of man, his passage and his memory.
Cortona on The Move
Until 2 October, the international festival with the best of world photography returns to Cortona in the historic palazzi of the town centre and the Fortezza del Girifalco.
Viaggiatori al Porto di Viareggio
Three sculptures by contemporary artist Bruno Catalano of Moroccan origin, who has experienced the pain of exile first-hand, are on display on the Madonnina pier.
Sculture monumentali a Lucca
Until September, 45 monumental sculptures in the walls, streets, parterres and at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. These are the works created by Uruguayan artist Pablo Atchugarry for the large-scale exhibition entitled The Awakening of Nature.