You’d be forgiven for never having heard of Capalbio. Until now, that is. 45 kilometres southeast of Grosseto and just 10 minutes from the Lazio border, earliest records of this picturesque Tuscan border town date to 805 CE when it was donated to the Tre Fontane Abbey, near Rome, by Charlemagne. History aside, the town […]
Last month we gave you a comprehensive guide to Florence’s major monuments and museums. This edition here is the definitive list of city’s contemporary museums and galleries. More fervent and friskier than you could ever imagine. 79rosso Gallery This creative hub, situated in the heart of the Oltrarno, is dedicated to exhibitions, artist residencies and […]
It’s Friday morning in Cristiano’s via Maggio atelier and he’s just taken a moment to wipe off his hands after stepping up from the workbench. Setting down his pliers, the goldsmith points to a glass display case propping up a lacelike ring. “Once that’s sold, it won’t exist anymore,” he says authoritatively. The literal translation […]
Taking a cue from the upcoming G7 Culture Summit, to be held in Florence this Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, and centering on the protection of cultural heritage, mayor Dario Nardella has announced the introduction of a membership card that will allow access to 18 participating contemporary museums across Italy. “This is the […]
Tuscany brims with history, a history that is teetering on the brink of becoming overwhelming. I like to remember Vasari, who called art “in today’s manner,” by which he intended the contemporary, our here and now. The challenge before us today is not to imitate the past, but to understand our own time. […]
Select Chianti wineries have teamed up to launch The Art of the Treasure Hunt, an initiative aimed at stimulating wine tourism and showcasing international contemporary art in unique settings. From top left (clockwise): Anselm Kiefer, “Luftwurzel” at Castello di Ama; Zaha Hadid, “Avia and Aria” at Borgo San Felice; Heinz Mack, “Silver Stele”, at […]
The Koons may have left the city, but contemporary art will continue to appear in Florence in 2016.
From March to October, Jan Fabre will exhibit in piazza Signoria and at Forte Belvedere. The famous Belgian artist’s sculptures will be accompanied by street performances.