By Bryna Shuman, NYU Florence student
By Nicole Brown
Mapping Contemporary Florence is introducing a new series of interviews with people living in Florence about their views on contemporary art in the city.
Here is what three University of Florence students had to say about where people can find contemporary art in Florence and how people misunderstand contemporary art in the city known for its Renaissance past.
Contemporary Visions: The festival of contemporary art in Florence
Day One is an Italian institution which works to promote and exhibit new art and artists both within and outside of Italy.
By Sara Radin, NYU Florence student
Case-studio per artigiani
Piazza Della Le Murate
dal 5 marzo. Inaugurazione ore 18.00
7 marzo 2015 ore 10.00
Sala vetrata piano terra
ARTOUR-O il MUST
Galleria Della Carrozze
Inaugurazione a Firenze il 9.03.2015
Curator Sergio Risaliti on the exhibition La figura della furia that took place at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in 2014 placing the works of American artist Jackson Pollock next to those of Michelangelo.
Every year, right before of Lent, Italy celebrates Carnevale. The festivals feature masks, parades, confetti, and people relaxing in anticipation of the forty days of reflection and “moderation” before Easter. This year, many NYU Florence students went to one of the most popular Carnevale destinations, Viareggio. There, we saw the floats which the citizens craft year round for a grand parade of political satire and multicultural celebration. The Carnevale of Viareggio started in 1873 and has been an ongoing tradition ever since. However, the floats’ commentaries on the state of affairs today seem to align with the purpose of contemporary art.