1 Apr 2015

Florence Novecento

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Museo Novecento

An interdisciplinary investigation through the arts of the twentieth century, conducted by experts who collaborated in scientific research for the opening of the Novecento Museum.

Wednesday 1 April at 17.30
Giovanna Uzzani

The places of the art: cenacles, galleries and institutions

Journey through the decades: from cosmopolitan cenacles of the beginning of the century to the effervescence of the new wave of the 80s.

Wednesday 8 April, at 17.30
Marinella Guatterini

Adieu et au revoir. Dance in Florence throughout the century

Isadora Duncan’s harmonious gait is the image that shines forth at the beginning of the short century. In Florence the pioneers of free dance and the champions of a ballet on the tips, international and modern, immediately intercepted and then cultivated by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. At the end of the century new dance, research and the birth of important festivals transform the city into the youth capital of renewal.

Wednesday 15 April at 17.30
Gregorio Moppi

Revive the sleeping beauty in the garden: the transit of the twentieth century music in Florence

From the turbulent town premiere of Arnold Schönberg in 1924, to the festive
evening in honor of John Cage in 1992, a reflection on the protagonists and events that have marked the history of the musical avant-garde in Florence.

Wednesday 22 April at 17.30
Luca Scarlini

Theatre: between popular entertainment and avant-garde experimentation

The theater, a place of aesthetic investigation and political commitment, but also of evasion dialogues with the history of the city of the twentieth century. A path in which avant-garde experiments are flanked by the entertainment of the vernacular, and amateur realities coexist with the research of artists and writers.

Wednesday 29 April at 17.30
Andrea Branzi con Francesca Balena Arista

Florence, a missed capital. Architecture and design

The history of architecture and design in Florence, framed within the social and cultural transformations of the city, allows us to grasp the local specificities of the difficult relationship between society and modernity, between tradition and innovation.

The meetings are curated by Valentina Gensini.

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