Francis Bacon and the existential condition in contemporary art is the exhibition that takes place at the Strozzina, Centre for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi from 5 October 2012 to 27 January 2013. The exhibition will include works by contemporary artists dealing with the issue of existence in the relationship between the individual and the community. An event not to be missed for those who love contemporary art…we invite you to spend some unforgettable days in Florence at the Hotel Brunelleschi, 4-star hotel in the heart of the historic centre and within walking distance from Palazzo Strozzi.
Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art at the Strozzina
The exhibition is curated by Franziska Nori (director of the CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence) and Barbara Dawson (director of the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin) and exhibits paintings by Francis Bacon, who enter into dialogue with those of five international contemporary artists (Nathalie Djurberg, Adrian Ghenie, Arcangelo Sassolino, Chiharu Shiota, Annegret Soltau) who share the Bacon’s interest in reflection on the existential condition of man and the representation of the human figure. In addition to the paintings of Bacon there is a selection of materials from the archives of the artist: portraits, reproductions of the great masterpieces of the past, still from the film, pictures from books and magazines (in collaboration with the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane who, since 1998, it has the authentic reconstruction of the last London studio of the artist).
Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art exhibition in Florence
What better occasion to immerse yourself in the city of art? At the Brunelleschi you will find proposals and special rates for stays from October to January. Choose one of our rooms and suites among the many types available: classic, superior, deluxe or splendid suites with panoramic views. Do not forget to dine at one of our restaurants: Santa Elisabetta, with creative Italian cuisine, or the Osteria della Pagliazza who offers typical dishes of the Tuscan tradition, both located in the ancient Tower of Pagliazza in Piazza Santa Elisabetta.
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