Florence Art Week: Florence and the contemporary in dialogue

Written by Sarah Patelli
September 22, 2022

The city of Florence does not fear comparison with the other great capitals of contemporary art in Italy and Europe and inaugurates the first edition of Florence Art Week, from 16 to 24 September 2022. In a city now recognised for its ability to bring together the ancient and the modern, the Florence Art Week aims to be an ideal setting for a concentration of cultural events of the highest level: 29 cultural institutions involved, 43 events, 37 venues and 9 days of programming. An investment in the contemporary that makes Florence a showcase chosen by some of the greatest exponents of the art world to exhibit their artworks: among these names are Olafur Eliasson on show at Palazzo Strozzi and Tony Cragg at the Museo Novecento.

The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation presents Olafur Eliasson: “Nel tuo tempo”, the largest exhibition ever held in Italy dedicated to one of the most original and visionary contemporary artists of our time. For the exhibition, the artist works on all the Renaissance spaces, from the courtyard in the Piano Nobile to the Strozzina, creating an immersive journey between new installations and historical works that use elements such as colour, water and light to create an interaction with our senses and the Renaissance space. The architectural, historical and symbolic context of the palazzo is thus rethought, enhancing the role of the public as an integral part of the works.

The Museo Novecento presents a major monographic exhibition of the artist Tony Cragg featuring a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The project, which is completely new, is conceived as a mediation tool aimed at presenting not only the works (sculptures and drawings) but also the artist’s creative process.

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