The New Florence Biennale - Ethics Dna of Art
30th November 2013 - 8th December 2013
Etica DNA dell'Arte Fortezza da Basso | Firenze, Italy -
ICE SKATING in FLORENCE
30th November 2013 - 6th January 2014
ICE SKATING AT THE PARTERRE SQUARE (few steps away from SAN GALLO PALACE HOTEL)
It is approaching Christmas time and Florence rediscovers the magic of skating on the ice rink at the Parterre Square of Liberty. Enjoy a classic night of ice skating at the facility in the city, which from 1996 until now, has seen the first structure in the Piazza Santa Croce and then at Parterre, with a growing success each year.
The Florence rink, consisting of a 20x30 track, is capable of accommodating 200 skaters at a time and is kept cooled by a large generator which can keep the temperature at a constant -10 °. Colored lights and background music offer a touch of atmosphere to attract and welcome even the youngest skaters. The ice skating rink will be available to rent shoes.
The rink will be open on the mornings between: 9am / 10am 10am/11am, 11.30am / 12.30pm; between the hours of the afternoons: 2pm/3pm 3:30pm / 4:30pm 5pm/6pm 6:30pm / 7:30pm; and during the evenings for a skate between: 9pm/10pm 10:30pm/11:30pm and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12am until 1am.
XVII NATIONAL CONGRESS S.I.E.F.
30th November 2013
The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2013 the Palazzo degli Affari will be held on the XVII Congresso Nazionale SIEF medical- scientific conference organized by the Società Italiana di Educazione Fisica in collaboration with the Società Italiana di Ortopedia and Traumatologia Pediatrica the theme “LA SALUTE DEL PIEDE“.The conference will be hosted at the Palazzo degli Affari, modern multipurpose facility spread over 5 floors, is located directly opposite the exit of the train station of Santa Maria Novella , Piazza Adua 1.
The Amazing shoemaker - Museo Ferragamo -
19th April 2013 - 31th march 2014
The Amazing shoemaker
The form of stories and films for children and adults, fairy tales are invading our imagination. As if now, more than ever, there was the need to address through the paths mysterious fantasy and dream the solutions, the answers to the set of moral questions, doubts and problems that plague our times. It is in times of crisis that presents itself increases the need to fantasize with imagination and overcome obstacles and fears. It is a universal necessity since this instinct is paramount. That is why fairy tales are considered inexhaustible reservoir of our archetypes, of our primitive experiences.
The Amazing shoemaker
Fairy Tales about shoes and shoemakers
From 19 April 2013 to 31 March 2014
Opening everyday 10,00 - 19,30
Closed 1st January, 1st May, 15th August, 25th December
Impressionists at the Pitti Palace
12 masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
24th September 2013 - 5th January 2014
This extraordinary event is the result of an exchange between the two important French and Italian museum institutes.
Indeed, in a gesture of reciprocity the Musée d’Orsay has loaned these 12 Impressionist masterpieces following the important contribution made by the Gallery of Modern Art which made it possible to organise the exhibition I macchiaioli des impressionistes italiens? at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris from 10 April to 22 July last.
19 masterpieces by the leading exponents of the Tuscan movement, in addition to the precious Album, the Zibaldone by Telemaco Signorini, for three months left the Florentine gallery, which possesses the most important collection of works documenting the Macchiaiolo movement. In this way the Gallery of Modern Art of the Pitti Palace made its own substantial contribution to this cultural exchange, casting light on a synchronicity of feeling and analogies of research between French and Italian artists in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The two works by Degas, two by Monet, two by Cezanne, two by Renoir, two by Pissarro, one by Fantin Latour and one by Paul Guigou now on display could suggest further paths of study and research aimed to illuminate various possible contaminations between the French and Tuscan cultures, which may have acted as a crucial benchmark even for the experiences of the twentieth century.
The works from the Musée d’Orsay will be welcomed at the exhibition by two paintings by Pissarro Cutting the Hedge and The Approach of the Storm, in addition to a small oil by Alphonse Maureau On the banks of the Seine, which were part of the collection of Diego Martelli – an art critic very close to the Macchiaioli painters and one of the first supporters of Impressionism in Italy – and were donated to the museum in his will in 1894.
It had indeed always been a cherished dream of Martelli’s, which he had expressed several times in writing, to unite these works of his with some paintings by Fattori, Gioli and other exponents of the Macchiaiolo movement, to illustrate the similarity between the two languages through direct comparison between the works.
The exhibition is not intended to give a critical reading or to find correspondences between the different ways of understanding the real, but simply to display these Impressionist works and those by other leading nineteenth-century French artists, as a rare opportunity to reflect on the cultural and philosophical meditation that led to such modern results as early as the 1860s.
Formal results that can, to a degree, bring the ideas that triggered the French impressions closer to the positive notion that, through a similar procedure, was implied in the results of Macchiaiolo painting.
PALAZZO PITTI Galleria dell'Accademia
LUDOVICO EINAUDI Concert
12th December 2013 -21.00
Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian pianist and composer. After training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan and under composer Luciano Berio in the early 1980s, Einaudi started his career as a classical composer and soon began incorporating other styles and genres, including pop, rock, world music, and folk music.
Einaudi composed the scores for a number of films and trailers, including The Intouchables, I'm Still Here, Doctor Zhivago, and Acquario in 1996, for which he won the Grolla d'oro for best soundtrack. He has also released a number of solo albums of piano and orchestra, notably I Giorni in 2001, Nightbook in 2009, and In a Time Lapse in 2013. This Tour just touched some of the main European cities and only few Italian cities. In Florence in the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East.
Kandinsky, Malevich, Filonov, Goncharova
27 September 2013-19 January 2014
The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East, is the first international exhibition to examine the fundamental importance of the Oriental and Eurasian connection to Russian Modernism. The exhibition follows the destinies of Russia’s self-proclaimed “Barbarians” in their search for new sources of artistic inspiration and demonstrates how modern Russian culture experienced a deep attraction to – and an apprehension of – the exotic, the unknown and the “Other”, which artists and writers identified with the spirit of the taiga, the virgin territories of desert and steppe and the “otherness” of Oriental culture.
The exhibition underscores, displaying 130 works (79 paintings, watercolours and drawings, 15 sculptures and 36 Oriental artefacts and ethnographical objects) divided into 11 sections, the complex relationship Russian artists experienced with the Orient, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Natal’ia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Pavel Filonov.
Daily holidays included 9.00-20.00
Tickets sold until one hour before closing time.
Pontormo and Rosso. Diverging Paths of Mannerism
8th March 2014 - 20th July 2014
Palazzo Strozzi hosted the Exhibition of Pontormo and Early Florentine Mannerism in 1956, in which Pontormo's work was displayed alongside that of Rosso Fiorentino, Beccafumi and other adepts of the new and unconventional trend in painting. Almost 60 later Palazzo Strozzi has decided to hold an exhibition devoted to only two of that movement's leading lights, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. They were both born in 1494, at the close of a century which had seen the collapse of a political balance that had guaranteed the prosperity and security of Florence and of Italy as a whole, and at the start of a troubled era of religious and political clash that was to lead to a definitive alteration of the political balances among states and to the loss of the harmony and balance in art that had been such a feature of the transition from the 15th to the 16th centuries.
In exploring the work of the two greatest Florentine exponents of what 20th century critics christened "Mannerism", the exhibition aims to track the chronological development of the movement which Giorgio Vasari sets at the start of the "modern manner" and which was rooted, both for Pontormo and for Rosso Fiorentino, in their relationship with Andrea del Sarto.
Mirroring the precepts underlying the Bronzino exhibition, this exhibition opted for a broad and multifaceted overview of the two great painters' masterpieces, according priority to the formal splendour and lofty poetry of Pontormo and of Rosso so that the exhibition appeals in its clarity not only to the specialist but also to a wider audience thanks to themed sections set out in chronological order.
PALAZZO STROZZI Grandi Mostre - Piano Nobile
All days 9.00-20.00 (holidays included)
Thursdays 9.00-23.00 (holidays included)