Contemporary art installations at Palazzo di Giustizia

Sislej Xhafa’s “J” and four other sculptures

Editorial Staff
December 21, 2017 - 12:34

Work is underway at Florence’s Palazzo di Giustizia, in the Novoli neighbourhood, to install the five winning artworks of the international contemporary art competition.






The winners were announced at the start of 2017: Japanese artist Shigeru Saito with “Before Sunset”; Antonio Violetta with “Justice”; Sislej Xhafa, a Kosovan artist with “J”; Virginia Zanetti with “The Starry Sky Above Me, The Moral Law Inside Me”; and Mauro Pace with Saverio Villirillo and Gregorio De Luca Comandini with “Metabole”.


Violetta’s sculpture has already been positioned inside the courthouse compound, while “J” is being installed outside the building. The remaining artworks will be installed in forthcoming weeks.





The City of Florence received 228 applications in the international search for art by talented emerging artists launched in August 2015. The call for applications was made possible by the application of Law 717/1949, which allows public administrations that have erected new public buildings to earmark part of the total expenditure for the creation of decorative works. Florence is one of the few municipalities to have applied the law.

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