Florence, 22 July 2022 – Florence at the center of contemporary artistic production, with many high-level initiatives concentrated in the days between 16 and 24 September. It is Florence Art Week. Among the events on September 16 Henry Moore returns to Florence .
After the great exhibitions “Henry Moore. The Sculptor’s Drawing ”and“ Henry Moore in Tuscany ”, the Museo Novecento pays homage to the English master with a project created in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation.
The exhibition “Henry Moore in Florence”
, curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation and Sergio Risaliti, Director of the Museo Novecento, presents two sculptures, “Family Group” and “Large Interior Form” that will be exhibited in Piazza della Signoria and on the churchyard of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte. The exhibition will run until March 31, 2023.
The project is curated by Museo Novecento in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation and BIAF – International Biennial of Antiques. In conjunction with the “Henry Moore in Florence” exhibition, from 19 to 23 September, the exhibition “
Back to Moore. Forte Belvedere 1972 ”
, which from 19 to 23 September 2022 will present a selection of historical images from the personal archives of all those who, from all over Italy, visited the historic Henry Moore exhibition at Forte Belvedere in 1972.
Tony Cragg, from 23 September to 29 January 2023, will also be the protagonist at the Museo Novecento with a large monographic edited by Sergio Risaliti which presents a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The English master, one of the most famous exponents of contemporary sculpture, is known above all for having contributed to a renewal of the plastic language thanks to the introduction of new materials and new techniques, among the most experimental and innovative of our time. During the Florence Art Week the Uffizi Galleries host an exhibition on Sammy Baloji at the Andito degli Angiolini in Palazzo Pitti who conceives for the occasion a new, crucial chapter of his research on the works that arrived in Europe from the Kingdoms of Kongo between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
“Florence today does not fear comparisons with the other great contemporary capitals in Italy and in Europe, its ability to make ancient and modern dialogue is now recognized, its being at the same time the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and a city increasingly suited innovation, thanks to the precious work of cultural institutions that have now become reference points – highlighted the mayor
The Florence Art Week wants to be an ideal setting in which to insert a concentration of cultural events of the highest level, a pilot project that we want to structure in the years to come. In this way we also want to underline the ability of the city to network between the various players in the sector, with the aim therefore of raising the bar of cultural events in the city more and more and proposing a varied offer in tune with the topicality of artistic languages. This project is the result of a great team work that is just beginning, we want it to be an artistic ‘construction site’ also open to new contributions and ideas to enrich these days more and more “.