28 September 2020

Autumn at the Museum

La nuova stagione del Museo Novecento

All exhibitions and special projects from September to December 2020 awaiting the great return of Henry Moore

It is a great season that is about to start at the Museo Novecento in Florence. A program full of temporary exhibitions that is also a declaration of intent:

“No setbacks compared to the pre-Covid19 program – said the artistic director, Sergio Risaliti – The Museo Novecento, with the exception of the forced closure during the lockdown, has not slowed down its activity and is not willing to do so, on the contrary it intends, in this period of great insecurity and concern, to offer the public a very high profile programming to demonstrate that , despite the health emergency, it is possible to continue to experience art and the museum dimension in safety and enjoying large-scale projects”.

The new season of the Museo Novecento opens on 25 September with the opening to the public of four temporary exhibitions: Humus by Andrea Francolino (until 12 December 2020), accompanied by a performance that will move on the day of the inauguration from the Palagio di parte Guelfa towards Piazza Signoria to then reach the Museo Novecento, Incanto by Irene Montini and Rocco Gurrieri (until January 28, 2021), Paradigma. The architect’s table. Online (until January 28, 2021) and Made in Italy – OFF. Suspense by Lori Lako (until November 23, 2020).

In October it will be the turn of the solo show Duel. McArthur Binion who will see the African American artist exhibit his works for the first time in an Italian cultural institution. Furthermore, on the weekend of 10 and 11 October, the first edition of a festival dedicated to the performing arts will be organized between the Museo Novecento and the Sala d’Arme of Palazzo Vecchio: MATCH Two Days on Performance / Public / Space as a tribute to the figure of Allan Kaprow – to whom the museum has dedicated a large solo exhibition in recent months -, with meetings, round tables, performances and a screening program for in-depth analysis and reflection on the current events of the contemporary performative research.

In November the great return of Henry Moore in Florence: the first floor of the museum and the Room on the ground floor will be entirely dedicated to the exhibition of drawings, graphics and sculptures by Moore, almost fifty years old (it was 1972) from the famous exhibition that saw the English sculptor protagonist at the Forte Belvedere. On 25 November, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the artist Marinella Senatore will create a site-specific work for the loggia and The Wall of the Museum and will be the protagonist of a talk on her work and the relationship with the issues of the day.

The last appointment of 2020 will be with Solo. Arturo Martini, a retrospective dedicated to one of the great protagonists of twentieth century art, starting with the works in the permanent collection of the Museum.