From 28 May to 29 August 2021 Palazzo Strozzi will be presenting American Art 1961-2001, a major exhibition that for the first time ever chronicles modern art in the United States between two decisive historical moments, the start of the Vietnam War and the attack of 11 September 2001, through an extraordinary selection of works by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Louise Nevelson, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney and Kara Walker.
Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis (Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center) and Arturo Galansino (General Director, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi), the exhibition celebrates great American art over a 40-year period from the 1960s to the 2000s through more than 80 works by 55 American artists including painting, photography, video, sculpture and installations on loan from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, one of the world’s leading museums of contemporary art.
Conceived for Palazzo Strozzi as a unique venue, the exhibition recounts the rich and multifaceted production of American art, investigating its relationship with the transformations of contemporary society and helping to define the rich and complex American identity in the second half of the 20th century. The different generations of American artists experiment with languages that open up a redefinition of the boundaries of art, bringing together different techniques and media, and also use the power of art as a tool to address issues such as consumerism and mass production, feminism and gender identity, racial issues and the struggle for civil rights.
Calcio Storico, born right in Florence in the 16th century, is a combination of soccer, rugby and world wrestling, which nowadays is played in historical costumes. The 4 teams from the 4 historical districts of Florence compete against each other, playing the two semi-finals and the final to determine the winner.
The four teams are: Santa Croce (blue), Santo Spirito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red) and San Giovanni (green).
Piazza Santa Croce, located in front of the church of Santa Croce, has always been the place where this game, better known as Giuoco del Calcio Fiorentino, or more simply as Calcio, has been played. The square is set up as it was in the days when the game began, that is a dirty and dusty square where there were no stones.
The spectacle is unique and original, each team gives its best to overcome the other and there is only one goal, that of bringing the ball to the end of the opponent’s field. So a great fight of high agonism and very marked physical resistance is played, where the clash is part of the game and the ability of the “Kickers” and their physical performance and preparation, is the basis of the achievement of the result.
Due to the pandemic, the game will not be played in June, as per tradition, but in September. The first semifinal will be held on the sand of Santa Croce on September 11th, between the Azzurri and Bianchi, and on September 12th, between the Verdi and Rossi. Final on September 19.
HOSTEL SANTA MONACA SUGGESTS: FLORENCE ROCKS IN SUMMER 2022, VISARNO ARENA IN FLORENCE FROM 16TH TO 19TH JUNE.
Green Day are the headliners for the opening date (June 16, 2022), Muse are the headliners for the second day (June 17, 2022), while the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ date remains to be confirmed. Fans are now waiting for announcements for 2 more days, June 18 and 19.
Also this year the sporting event returns, which since 2003 has raised over 5,700,000 euros, bringing together almost 335,100 participants and allowing quality assistance to over 400,000 women.
The 2019 edition will take place on September 29th.
The event takes place through two routes of approximately 5.5 and 11 km. and was born as a moment of sport and culture but, first of all, of social commitment. A unique opportunity to have fun and make contact with a reality that accompanies us every day.
Corri la Vita 2019 timetable
Meeting in Piazza Vittorio Veneto at 8.30am, departure at 8.45am
The first route of about 11 km, which starts from piazzale Vittorio Veneto (Cascine), crosses Ponte alla Vittoria, reaches Via Pisana and passes through the Giardino Strozzi and Via del Monte Oliveto, new stages of the 2019 edition; continue in the direction of Piazza Pitti and leave the Oltrarno da Ponte alle Grazie, to continue towards Santa Croce, touch Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Duomo and Battistero and return to the Cascine.
The second one, of about 5.5 km, will be studded with a series of cultural stages and will also cross part of the Oltrarno to then return to the starting square passing from Ponte alla Carraia.
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On August 20 at 9.15 pm the last appointment with free concerts at the Loggia dei Lanzi will be:
Junge Bläserphilharmonie NRW
program: A. Reed, P. Sparke, J. Barnes, J. Williams, L. Bernstein, A. Reed
conductor: Timor O. Chadik “
Outdoor cinema in the Piazzale degli Uffizi. Apriti Cinema is the show that for three years has brought great international films to the heart of Florence.
46 films, in the original language, subtitled in Italian and English, which enrich the cultural proposal of the Florentine summer nights, in particular of the historic center, where the Italian and international tourist flows are concentrated, until 8 August 2019 with free entry.
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