With Italy's relevance in the modern and contemporary art world gaining momentum, Essteele examines three galleries in three major cities representing some of the finest examples of national and international works currently on display.
Strozzina Centro di Cultura Contemporanea (CCCS): Florence
Housed in the former Renaissance cellars below the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi, the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (CCCS) has been hailed as a dynamic platform for contemporary art. Since opening in 2007, the CCC Strozzina has exhibited works by esteemed international artists including Bill Viola, William Kentridge, Dan Perjovschi, Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Antony Gormley and Gerhard Richter. These works are often exhibited alongside younger or less established artists. The “open space exhibition room“ in the Palazzo Strozzi courtyard is also a crowd pleaser.
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, 50123 Firenze
The Museo del Novecento: Milan
Situated in the heart of Milan, The Museo del Novecento is a museum of twentieth-century art showcasing a collection of over 400 modern works. On display are paintings by Picasso, Modigliani, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Boccioni, Carrà, Soffici, de Chirico, Sironi, Martini, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni and Kounellis to name a few. The impressive upcoming exhibition program includes the late Andy Warhol's final series of paintings, Sixty Last Suppers where he used a commercial reproduction of Da Vinci's famous mural painting to create more than 60 silkscreens, paintings, and works on paper (from March 24, 2017 to May 18, 2017).
Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy
+39 02 884 4407
Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Venice
Penny Guggenheim's canal-side museum in Venice has been described as one of the wonders of the modern art world, her beloved collection featuring some of the most significant European and American artists of the twentieth century. The American heiress first opened her doors to the public in 1949 exhibiting works by Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Duchamp, Mondrian and more. Still housed in her former home, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection also exhibits other works owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, presents temporary exhibitions, and manages and operates the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni 704, Venice, Italy
041 240 54 11
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