Firenze Novecento

06-25 maggio 2015

May 6th – May 25th

A multi-disciplinary analysis moving through the arts of the twentieth century, led by the experts who took part in the scientific researches leading to the opening of the Museo Novecento.


Wednesday, May 6th at 5.30pm
Francesco Galluzzi
The representation of Florence in cinema history
A focus on the representation of Florence in cinema history, halfway between the temptation to feature the city as the famous touristic place and the ambition to push forward the idea of a city able to measure up with the advances of modernity.

Wednesday May 13th at 5.30pm
Silvia Lucchesi
Video Art 1965 – 1980
In the seventies, cinema became the new medium able to go beyond the material limits – and not only – giving birth to films based on creative visual media techniques. There was something important going on at that time in Tuscany: a large group of artists experienced and reinterpreted the very concept of artistic techniques called “operare artistico” which led to the creation of Scuola di Firenze in 1980.

Wednesday, May 20th at 5.30pm
Anna Mazzanti
“Non è stata una specie di gioco con la scatoletta elettronica” (“It was not about playing with electronic devices”: video art in the 70s and 80s
Between the sixties and the seventies, the birth of video art took on its full meaning with the different approaches and experiences, one of which being the short but intense episode of art/tapes/22, hardly acknowledged by the foreign historiography. Operating from 1973 to 1976 in Florence, this workshop of ideas of global relevance embodied an unusual link between art and life.

Monday, May 25th at 5.30pm
Stefania Ricci
Fashion itinerary
A journey through fashion and craftsmanship history in Florence, from Salvatore Ferragamo to Emilio Pucci, from Gucci to the first catwalks in the White Room of Palazzo Pitti, up to the creation of Pitti Immagine (collection of fashion industry events in Italy) and the early career of current important voices in the fashion world.

A series of meetings organized by Valentina Gensini.

Free entrance while seats last without access to the Museum’collection.