Andrea Paoletti is an arts and culture photographer in Florence, Italy. He contributes to The Florentine on a regular basis as well as to a range of other magazines and publications. He runs ArtBlog (www.andreapaoletti.com).
The 2017 summer season of contemporary art in Florence began on June 2. This year’s city-led showcase is not a monographic edition but a collective one titled “YTALIA: Energy Thought Beauty. Everything Is Connected”.
Lungarno Collection’s popular art installations, set up in the unassuming square outside Gallery Hotel Art (vicolo dell’Oro 5, a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio), have returned in their fifth rendition. With artist Simone D’Auria’s “Freedom” installation, which uses the quintessential Italian design icon—the Vespa—visitors’ gazes are drawn up the building and back down, and finally led […]
A Finn at the Court of the Medici is the solo exhibition of the Finnish painter and designer Markku Piri, held at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi from March 23 to June 4. The exhibition is part of celebrations in Italy for the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, born out of a deep bond between […]
It’s the first exhibition in Italy by the “painter” (as she wanted to be called), MARIA LASSNIG, a pioneering Austrian artist in the feminist movement within visual arts. One of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century, Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) earned recognition for her role in this artistic era […]
He’s the undisputed master of contemporary video art, and it was right here in Florence back in the 1970s that his creative career took flight. Palazzo Strozzi is celebrating Bill Viola with the large-scale exhibition Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, inaugurated on March 10 and running until July 23. Through works spanning the 1970s until today, visitors […]