Author: Andrea Paoletti

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 (
April 20, 2017

Robot Fever exhibition at the Stibbert Museum

“Robot Fever: The Samurai in the Chogokin Era” at the Stibbert Museum will run until September 10, 2017, an exhibition for grown-up geeks and little ones.
April 13, 2017

Black on Black. From Fontana and Kounellis to Galliani exhibition

The contemporary art exhibition “Black on Black. From Fontana and Kounellis to Galliani” opens on April 14, 2017 at Florence’s Villa Bardini.
March 27, 2017

A Finn at the Court of the Medici: Markku Piri at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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 […]

WOMAN POWER on display at Palazzo Pitti

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 […]
March 13, 2017

Bill Viola electrifies Palazzo Strozzi

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 […]
January 9, 2017

Pontedera remembers futurism and speed

The impact of speed in revolutionising transport and shaping Italian futuristic art has been brought to life in two new exhibitions in Pontedera.
November 28, 2016

Klimt Experience in Florence

Hot in the footsteps of previous immersive exhibitions in the deconsecrated church, Santo Stefano al Ponte is now hosting Klimt Experience.
November 21, 2016

Majesty Betrayed by Gaetano Pesce

    Gaetano Pesce’s original sculpture Majesty Betrayed, was unveiled in piazza Santa Maria Novella on November 19. Spotlighting the female condition and women’s liberation, the site-specific work marks the completion of the artist’s exhibition in the new exhibition halls of the Museo Novecento.     The statue stands in firm contrast with the facade […]
October 7, 2016

Ai Weiwei: Libero

He’s the first artist to be left “free” to fill the fifteenth-century Palazzo Strozzi with his works, from the rooms of the Strozzina to the palace’s facades, and even the courtyard of the piano nobile. Ai Weiwei is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists in the world. When you visit Libero, you might […]
June 17, 2016

The Floating Piers installation by Christo

  For sixteen days, from June 18 to July 3, 2016 (weather permitting), Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. One hundred thousand square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, flowing on top of a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise barely […]