The seventh Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence
The Fortezza da Basso in Florence will host the seventh edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Art from 3th to 11th December 2011.
The Biennial of Florence confirms himself like showcase of excellence in the contemporary art world, hosting over 600 artists from 70 different countries with more than 2500 works, sculpture, graphics, mixed media, installations, photography and digital art.
The event will focus not only on the rooms of the Fortezza da Basso, but will also involve schools, citizens, and the territory around Florence. In fact, 10 high schools, academies of art and the University are working to reinterpret the chairs, donated by Ikea, in a contemporary key and will parade, during the days of the Biennial, along Florence’s streets.
During the event will be awarded the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Awards to José Luis Cuevas, painter, sculptor, writer and politician, considered one of the greatest Mexican artists of the XX and XXI century and to Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, one of the most renowned designers of all time with her creation inspired by art, that in this occasion will celebrate its thirtieth year in business with a retrospective of 40 dresses.
A unique opportunity to know and admire artists emerging and established on a new perspective.
For more information visit the official site of the event.
Take the opportunity to spend few days in the capital of Tuscany: the hotel’s chain of Ars Hotels offering the 10% of discount on the rates of hotel booking online until the 11th December.