March 13, 2010 - Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci - ART HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTEMPORARY
March 13, 2010

ART HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTEMPORARY

Maurizio Nannucci
ALL ART HAS BEEN CONTEMPORARY, 2009
Installation view at Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Courtesy of the artist

ART HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTEMPORARY
Alla maniera d’oggi. Base a Firenze
Eight contemporary artists on a journey
through historical museums

3 February – 11 April 2010

Various venues, Florence

www.centropecci.it

www.turismo.intoscana

Alla maniera d’oggi: ART HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTEMPORARY

Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato presents, from February 3rd to April 11th 2010, Alla maniera d’oggi. Base a Firenze, a show curated by Marco Bazzini aimed at creating a dialogue between some of the most important venues within the Florence Museum Compound and Tuscan artistic production from the last decades. The invited artists – Mario Airò, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Maurizio Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori – use contemporary language to interpret famous historical or museum spaces, creating a path overriding any time gap between the venue and their intervention, joining the “ancient” and the “new” within the same line of sight. The show is promoted by Regione Toscana and supported by the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Artistico e Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, and involves some of the most prestigious historical museums in Florence, including Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Museo di San Marco, Cenacolo di Ognissanti, Chiostro dello Scalzo, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Sacrati Strozzi.

Tuscany – and Florence in particular – has resented, in its approach to the contemporary, the undisputable weight of its Renaissance heritage, concreting its image over such an extraordinary era and often disregarding an equally exemplary, lively and actual artistic research, currently thriving in its territory, which had never neglected to be “in line” with the international tendencies in contemporary art.

Alla maniera d’oggi. Base a Firenze hence draws a double inspiration, as clearly stated in its title. On the one side, it displays a reference to the famous phrase used by Vasari in his Lives to indicate the innovations of artistic language carried out by the painters of Renaissance Florence, and as such is a reminder of how art has always been a central element in the city’s identity, often in terms of innovation from tradition. On the other hand, the title is a homage to the outstanding commitment to the promotion of contemporary art shown by the base/progetti per l’arte association, an art collective active since 1998 and including today the artists in the show, who all live in Toscana and are presented in Florence as representatives of today’s art.

The show is part of the Toscanaincontemporanea 2009 project, promoted by Regione Toscana in cooperation with the Centro Pecci and it has been supported by: Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea La Strozzina, Lo Schermo dell’arte, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Storia delle Arti e dello Spettacolo.
Toscanaincontemporanea
is a tool for the promotion of contemporary culture through the valorization of art projects in the city of Florence and its metropolitan area.

Title: Alla maniera d’oggi. Base a Firenze

Curator: Marco Bazzini

Venue: Firenze – various venues
Colonna di S. Zanobi – Piazza S. Giovanni
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte – Via del Monte alle Croci
Chiostro dello Scalzo – Via Cavour 69
Cenacolo d’Ognissanti – Borgo Ognissanti 42
Galleria dell’Accademia – Via Ricasoli 60
Galleria degli Uffizi – Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici
Museo di San Marco – Piazza San Marco 1
Salone delle Feste di Palazzo Sacrati Strozzi – Piazza Duomo 10

Dates: February 3rd – April 11th, 2010

Promoted by: Regione Toscana

Organized by: Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci – Prato

In collaboration with: Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico e Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze
Comune di Firenze

Within: Toscanaincontemporanea 2009
promoted by RegioneToscana
in cooperation with il Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci
with the support of Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, CCCS Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Lo schermo dell’arte Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento delle Arti e dello Spettacolo

Website: www.centropecci.it
www.turismo.intoscana

Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato

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