An Event-Filled Biennale
The Biennale will also see the presence of important artists: Gilbert & George will receive the “Lorenzo il Magnifico" prize for their career. In the 2005 edition, it was conferred to Christo and Jeanne-Claude and to Richard Anuszkiewicz and in 2003 to David Hockney. On the wave of the exceptional success dedicated to their work at the Tate Gallery in London, Gilbert & George will come to Florence together with Tim Marlow, Exhibitions Director of the White Cube Gallery London, founder of the Tate Magazine, and currently a collaborator on Channel Five, writing for important British newspapers such as The Times, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Art Monthly, etc.
The art and life of Frida Kalho and of Tina Modotti will be presented in two conferences given by Gregorio Luke, past Director of the MOLAA of Long Beach and member of the International Jury of the Biennale.
Ars Electronica Center from Linz, Austria is a museum dedicated to digital art. They organize the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Ars Electronica will have a 300m2 digital art and interactive video space at the Biennale where they will be inviting the visitors to enter into a virtual reality.
Calendar of Events
Saturday 1 December
11.30 Opening Ceremony
5pm Concert, written and conducted by Carol Worthey
Sunday 2 December
11.30 Lecture “Abstraction in painting and drawing” - by Paul Lorenz
4pm Performance by artist Nam-Hong
5pm Presentation of the Ars Electronica Center, Linz, by Maurizio Vanni and Gerfied Stocker
Monday 3 December
3pm Master Class “Investing in Art” - presented by Sergei Skaterchikov, from Hermitage Magazine and "Skate's”
5pm Conference on Tina Modotti given by Gregorio Luke
Tuesday 4 December
3pm Film "The World of Gilbert & George"
5pm Gilbert & George receive the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" career award. Tim Marlow, Exhibitions Director of the White Cube Gallery, London, will also be present.
Wednesday 5 December
3.30pm Conference "Let there be the light", by David Rubin
5pm Presentation of installation art work, by artist Les Christensen at St James Church, via Rucellai 9.
Thursday 6 December
5pm Film "The World of Gilbert & George"
Friday 7 December
11.30 Conference "Abstraction in sculpture", by Paul Lorenz
6pm Performance by artist Nam-Hong
Saturday 8 December
11.30 Lecture on Frida Kalho, by Gregorio Luke
3.30pm Presentation “Artists for human rights Association” by Anne Archer
5pm Presentation “Passion for Life”, by Antoine Gaber
9pm Gala Dinner
Sunday 9 December
3.30pm Award Ceremony
For further information: www.florencebiennale.org
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