Michelangelo’s David … by Feldmann and other modernist artworks visit Florence’s Accademia for “Arte torna arte”

Michelangelo’s David – all pink and blond – by Hans Peter Feldmann along with works by Duchamp, Warhol, Klein, Bougeois and Viola, among many others, goes to Florence… to the Accademia which houses the Renaissance Master’s original white Carrara marble version.

“Arte torna arte” (Art returns to art) is the evocative title of an art exhibition which entertains “poverist” notions of originality, process, and mutation curated by Bruno Corá, Franca Faletti and Daria Filardo. The show features over forty works from 32 artists and sculptors in the Accademia complex – both in the spaces usually reserved for the Museum’s contemporary art exhibitions and in the spaces that house the permanent collection, like the Tribuna of the David, the Galleria dei Prigionieri, the Gipsoteca (the museum’s collection of plaster models) and the Sala del Colosso. The mingling of works new and old in the Accademia – a place traditionally devoted to the study of art and art history – cleverly speaks to art’s constant reinvention, its return to the origins, it’s obsession with models and archetypes – and ultimately to the relationship between past and present.

This is a link to the show’s website.

The works on display are by a virtual who’s who of sacred cows of modernist art: Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Antonio Catelani, Martin Creed, Gino de Dominicis, Rineke Dijkstra, Marcel Duchamp, Luciano Fabro, Hans Peter Feldmann, Luigi Ghirri, Antony Gormley, Yves Klein, Jannis Kounellis, Ketty La Rocca, Leoncillo, Sol LeWitt, Eliseo Mattiacci, Olaf Nicolai, Luigi Ontani, Giulio Paolini, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Pablo Picasso, Alfredo Pirri, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Renato Ranaldi, Alberto Savinio, Thomas Struth, Fiona Tan, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol. The exhibition goes until November of this year.

Here is a photogallery with photos of Feldmann’s life-size resin replica of the David from La Repubblica, where we found the photo above.

Six films – presented by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, develop the themes expounded by the exhibition, and three concerts, of music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, and Luciano Berio have been scheduled for later this year.

“Arte torna arte”
Until the 4th of  Novembre, 2012
Galleria dell’Accademia
Via Ricasoli 58-60, Firenze
info: Firenze Musei,
tel. 055 294883

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