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After the Flood: the Artists’ Engagement /
Dopo l’alluvione: l’impegno degli artisti
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the flood, the Museo Novecento reinterprets that tragic event as a generator of international participation and solidarity.
The Beyond Borders exhibition collects an original selection of documents and works of art, donated to the city of Florence by foreign or Italian artists residing abroad, gathered here in an unpublished story, witness to a unique story.
The works came in response to the appeal launched by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti for the establishment of an International Museum of Contemporary Art that would symbolically compensate the wounds inflicted by the flood on the historic and artistic heritage of the city. Among the artists who responded personally, Abe Nobuya, Ho Kan, Adja Yunkers, Emilio Pettoruti, Alberto Magnelli, Ibrahim Kodra, Fritz Wotruba, Daphne Maugham Casorati, Genni Mucchi, Edita Broglio are mentioned here. In the years immediately following other large groups arrived, including the Collection of Cuban Artists and the collection of the Kulturni Centar Beograd, represented here, respectively, through the works of Amelia Pélaez, Lolò Soldevilla, Rita Longa, and Mica Popović, Vera Bozicović Popović , Branimir Micić.
The initiative’s program includes a series of meetings on topics such as the reconstruction of the historical-artistic context, international relations in the 1960s and the value of solidarity between peoples.
The project, carried out by Mus.e and in collaboration with institutions such as the Archivio Storico del Comune di Firenze, the Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, the Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana, Advancing Women Artists Foundation, is financed by Fondazione Sistema Toscana with the program Sensi Contemporanei, promoted by Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale in collaboration with MiBACT.
Opening by invitation 3 November, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Events and meetings related to the exhibition:
Florence 1966 – After the flood: 16 and 23 November 2016
The flood and the twentieth century by Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti: 7 December 2016
Art, crafts and contemporaneity after the Flood: 14 December 2016