Firenze Novecento

1 aprile - 29 aprile 2015

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, by Valentina Gensini.

Wednesday, April 1, at 5.30 p.m.
Giovanna Uzzani
The places of art: circles, galleries and institutions
A journey through decades: from the cosmopolitan circles of the beginning of the century to the excitement of the new wave in the 80s.

Wednesday, April 8 at 5.30 p.m.
Marinella Guatterini
Adieu et au revoir. Ballet in Florence throughout the century
Isadora Duncan’s harmonious stride is the image that flares up at the beginning of the twentieth century. The pioneers of free dance and the champions of international and modern dance on points, immediately intercepted and then cultivated by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, paraded in Florence . At the end of the century the new dance, research and the birth of important festivals turned the city into the young capital of renewal.

Wednesday, April 15 at 5.30 p.m.
Gregorio Moppi
Waking the beauty sleeping in the vegetable garden back up: the passage of the music of the twentieth century in Florence
From the city turbulent première of Arnold Schönberg in 1924, to the festive evening in honor of John Cage in 1992, a reflection on the protagonists and events that marked the history of music avantgarde in Florence.

Wednesday, April 22 at 5.30 p.m.
Luca Scarlini
Theatre: between popular entertainment and avantgarde experimentation
Theatre, a place for an aesthetic investigation and political involvement but also of evasion, dialogues with the history of the city of the twentieth century. An itinerary where the avantgarde experimentations walk along with entertainment in vernacular, and amateur realities live with the researches of artists and writers.

Wednesday, April 29 at 5.30 p.m.
Andrea Branzi with Francesca Balena Arista
Florence, a failed capital. Architecture and design
The history of architecture and design in Florence, contextualized in the social and cultural transformations of the city, allows to appreciate the local peculiarities in the difficult relationship between society and modernity, tradition and innovation.

Free entrance while seats last.