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  • From 04/11/2016 to 08/01/2017
    Beyond Borders
    After the Flood: the Artists’ Engagement

    November 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017
    by Eva Francioli and Valentina Gensini

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flood in Florence, Museo del Novecento reinterprets that tragic event as generator of international participation and solidarity.

    The exhibition Beyond Borders includes an original selection of documents and artworks, that international and Italian artists from abroad donated to Florence in order to write an unreleased story as witness of a tragic event.
    The artworks arrived in response to Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti’s call for the establishment of a Museo Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea that can symbolically refund the wounds of the historical-artistic heritage.
    Among the artists that personally answered are Abe Nobuya, Ho Kan, Adja Yunkers, Emilio Pettoruti, Alberto Magnelli, Ibrahim Kodra, Fritz Wotruba, Daphne Maugham Casorati, Genni Mucchi and Edita Broglio. Additionally, the Cuban Artists and Kulturni Centar Beograd collections participated on the following years, and are now represented respectively through the artworks of Amelia Pélaez, Lolò Soldevilla, Rita Longa, Mica Popović, Vera Bozicović Popović and Branimir Micić.
    The agenda includes a series of meetings focused on the reconstruction of the historical-artistic context, the 1960’s international relations and the importance of solidarity among different countries.
    Developed in collaboration with Archivio Storico del Comune di Firenze, Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana and Advancing Women Artists Foundation, the project is supported by Fondazione Sistema Toscana with Sensi Contemporanei and promoted by Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale together with MiBACT.


    Director: Valentina Gensini
    Scientific Committee: Luca Brogioni, Paolo Bolpagni, Eva Francioli, Valentina Gensini
    Director of restoration: Antonella Nesi

    Museo Novecento

    MON 9.00am-6.00pm
    TUE 9.00am-6.00pm
    WED 9.00am-6.00pm
    THU 9.00am-2.00pm
    FRI 9.00am-6.00pm
    SAT 9.00am-6.00pm
    SUN 9.00am-6.00pm

    € 4,00
    Temporary full price
    € 2,00
    Temporary reduced price
    Free of charge
    Under the age of 18, disabled visitors and their companions, students groups and their teaching staff, tour guides and interpreters, members of ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM.
    € 8,50
    Museum Full price + Temporary full price
    € 4,00
    Museum reduced Price + Temporary reduced price