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.
It is precisely these collections that this exhibition is dedicated to, so as to bring to light the existence of a “silent” legacy that, although hard to enjoy, is no less interesting compared to more famous collections.
Works of art by Severini, Donghi, Rosai will be on show, as well as painting of personalities linked to the world of culture with portraits of Montale, Ungaretti and Moravia.
In addition to drawings by Morandi, Sironi and Guttuso, a selection of the vast collection of art editions and books (from Kandinskij to Leger, from Ernst to Duchamp) will also be exhibited.
The exhibition also features a large section dedicated to private collections with masterpieces by Medardo Rosso, Balla, De Pisis, Burri and Fontana.