Palazzo Strozzi

coronavirus

'You will defeat the virus!': Jeff Koons sends video message to Italy

In his contribution to Palazzo Strozzi's digital project In Touch, the artist says Italian museums will "give humankind a light" to help find its way after coronavirus

Marina Abramovic

'Italy, I love you': Marina Abramovic releases moving video message during the coronavirus crisis

Performance artist says we "must learn a lesson" from the disaster of the pandemic in her contribution to Palazzo Strozzi's new digital project

Ai Weiwei

'Stay home and stay together': Ai Weiwei offers coronavirus advice in new video

Chinese artist's video is part of Palazzo Strozzi's new digital project for users during lockdown

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Censorship

Instagram censorship U-turn? Female nude posted by Palazzo Strozzi finally given greenlight

Museum officials say that the 1910 image by Russian artist Natalia Goncharova, on show at Tate Modern, was initially censored by the social media giant

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Carsten Höller puts plant life to the test—with slides—at Palazzo Strozzi

The Belgian-born artist has devised experiment with Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso

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Exhibitions

From social realism to human waste: new exhibition looks at Italy’s post-war art scene

Show in Florence aims to bring "the complexity of the Italian art world” to an international audience

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Bill Viola

Bill Viola reimagines the Renaissance with a retrospective in Florence

In 1974, fresh after graduating from the experimental studies programme at Syracuse University’s visual and performaning arts department, Bill Viola moved to Florence to work at Art/Tapes/22, one of the first video art production studios in Europe

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Exhibitions

Bill Viola reimagines the Renaissance with a retrospective in Florence

The Palazzo Strozzi mixes Viola's videos and installations with the Old Masters that inspired them

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Interviews

The best that was and will be: Curator interviews

Curators and scholars on their key exhibitions of 2013, 2014 and beyond.