TRAVEL CALENDAR
Go to:
About CK •  Art • Chef • Dance • Jazz • Klassik • Nouveau • Opera • Travel Calendar
Log In • Sign Up
You are in:  Home > Travel Calendar > Art and Archaeology in Italy   •  send page to a friend




Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in Italy
Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art



Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art
ITALY
FLORENCE  •  Palazzo Strozzi  •  Ongoing
 
 
Cocurated by Franziska Nori (Director of the CCCS) and Barbara Dawson (Director of the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin), "Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art", the exhibition gets off to a masterly start with a core of paintings by the great Francis Bacon, whose work dialogues with that of five contemporary artists of international renown – Nathalie Djurberg, Adrian Ghenie, Arcangelo Sassolino, Chiharu Shiota and Annegret Soltau – all of whom share Bacon’s reflection on man’s existential condition and on the depiction of the human figure. Alongside major works from international collections, the exhibition presents for the first time in Italy, four unfinished works by Bacon which he kept in his workshop for many years and which have been on display in the DCG The Hugh Lane since 2005. They include what is thought to be the artist’s last work, discovered on an easel in his Reece Mews workshop in London while he was on his deathbed in Madrid in 1992.

Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (CCCS) Website


Contact: Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (CCCS) Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy
Tel: (39) 055 2645155

More Art and Archaeology Travel Listings:

More Italy Travel Listings: