Casa Masaccio Contemporary Art
Casa Masaccio – Casa Giovanni da San Giovanni, Palazzo d’Arnolfo, Pieve di San Giovani Battista, Museo della Basilica From 21 November to 31 December 2015 Curated by Giorgio di Genova
With the project entitled From the Municipal Collection of Contemporary Art: Marco Fidolini, Polyptychs 1983-2015 (Metropolitan Epiphanies), the Casa Masaccio Museum of Contemporary Art participates in the circuit of events and exhibitions organised by Toscana ‘900. Museums and art itineraries with an exhibition presenting a significant number of polyptychs painted after 1983
Location: The Ardengo Soffici and Italian 20th Century Art Museum, Poggio a Caiano (Prato)
From 28 March to 19 July 2015 Curated by Luigi Cavallo
For the programme of in-depth analysis of 20th century Italian Art, the Ardengo Soffici Museum is organising a documentary exhibition, curated by Luigi Cavallo, with 20 paintings by the maestro from Poggio a Caiano and as many by Mario Sironi.
Location: The “Raffaele De Grada” Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, San Gimignano
From 21 December 2014 to 30 August 2015 Curated by Valerio Bartoloni and Anna Mazzanti
San Gimignano’s civic art gallery recently acquired a bequest of 20th century Italian works of art from the late Florentine collector Gianfrancesco Pacchiani. This bequest – the result of the collector’s friendship with Superintendent Borghini, born in San Gimignano – has enriched the gallery with famous names.
Villa Bardini, Florence Costa San Giorgio, 2 – Florence from 3 October to 10 January 2016 Curated by Lucia Mannini and Chiara Toti
The city of Florence and its province preserve numerous and important 20th century collections that are not open to the public, perhaps preserved in institutes reserved to study and research (such as archives or foundations) or in private collections.
Location: GAMC – The “Lorenzo Viani” Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Viareggio Dates: 12 July 2015 to 12 July 2017 Curated by Alessandra Belluomini Pucci, Claudia Fulgeri and Gaia Querci
The GAMC, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea “Lorenzo Viani”, holds an important heritage consisting of over three thousand works of art, mainly thanks to private donations and acquisitions made by the Municipality of Viareggio.
Location: MAGMA and the “A. Modigliani” Gallery, Follonica Dates: 5 July to 5 September 2015 Respectively curated by Studio Azzurro and Karin Gavassa
The installation by Studio Azzurro, Where are all these people going, consists of three automated glass doors welcoming viewers by opening wide in a friendly manner, as if not opposing their presence. Hasan Elahi’s work addresses the subjects of migration, borders – both physical and cultural – the use of new technologies and their role in our daily lives.
Location: Palazzo della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca Dates: 26 September to 25 October 2015 Curated by Silvestra Bietoletti, Antonia D’Aniello and Claudio Casini
This exhibition is a journey of discovery through the portrayal of landscapes in areas surrounding Lucca in the 20th century. It is a story in painted images of the urban areas in Lucca and La Piana, the marina, historical Versilia and the lands of Puccini, the mountains, the Garfagnana and the Serchio River’s upper valley.
Locations: Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum – Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno as well as the Livorno Foundation’s exhibition centres Dates: From 5 September to 31 October 2015 Curated by: Mattia Patti and Antonella Capitanio
These are two exhibitions held in two prestigious locations, both aimed at evoking the city’s strong vocation for contemporary art. The exhibitions are ‘Art at the Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum’ hosted at the Villa Mimbelli Granaries and ‘Design’ at the Livorno Foundation exhibition centres.