Exhibitions in Florence autumn winter 2022
01 October 2022 to 31 January 2023
The 2022 October exhibitions prove that Florence is the capital of contemporary art.
Three major exhibitions are inaugurated this month, making Florence the international capital of contemporary art this autumn and winter. Starting October 2022, the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Museo del Novecento, and Palazzo Strozzi, all within a 10-minute walk from Residence Hilda, will host fabulous exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists. Here are the details.
Passione Novecento. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst
The marvelous Renaissance setting of Palazzo Medici Riccardi exhibits pieces from the private collections of Giorgio De Chirico, Carla Accardi and Lucio Fontana, Joan Mirò, Cecily Brown, Ai Weiwei, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and many others. A unique opportunity to see the evolution of art through prestigious works by great masters of the twentieth century, in the birthplace of the first art collection created by Cosimo de Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent in the distant fifteenth century. The exhibition will remain open until 8 January 2023.
Tony Cragg. Transfer
A large monographic exhibition at the Museo del Novecento pays homage to Tony Cragg (Liverpool 1949), one of the most successful sculptors on an international level due to his explorations of shape and materials, leading to a daring renewal in contemporary art. More than eighty pieces are exhibited, including watercolors, drawings, and sculptures accompanying the visitor through the artist’s poetic innovation, beautifully represented by the monumental sculptures placed in the cloister of the museum and the Cortile degli Uomini at the Istituto degli Innocenti. The exhibition is open until 15 January 2023.
Olafur Eliasson. Nel tuo tempo
Visionary and original, this Danish artist (Copenhagen 1967) reinterprets the spaces of Palazzo Strozzi with engaging artistry that focuses on the visitor and invites us to reflect on the shared experience of reality. New installations and historic pieces cross the Renaissance halls and the courtyard to reach the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina to redefine the building itself with fantasies of light, water, and matter, thus offering a truly original experience of reality. The exhibition is open until 23 January 2023.