Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano

The new Palazzo Strozzi exhibition presents post-World War II art.

Are you curious about the new Palazzo Strozzi exhibition?

Titled Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano, the exhibit is a journey through the art and politics of post-World War II Italian society.
The exhibit focuses on the so-called economic boom, a period of time between the 1950s and the late 60s.

From March 16 to July 22, 2018, you can explore eighty works by the period’s most influential Italian artists known for introducing innovative forms of expression.
In rooms spanning the building’s first two floors you’ll find works by Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

After the exhibit on 16th-century Florence (a show that witnessed record numbers, with over 150,000 visitors), Palazzo Strozzi moves its focus to contemporary artworks; however, unlike previous exhibitions that featured international artists, such as Bill Viola and Ai Weiwei, this exhibit focuses specifically on Italian artists that have drastically marked the modern era.

From Realism to Abstraction, Informal Art, Pop Art, the language of Arte Povera and Conceptual Art, the exhibition journeys through a variety of styles and languages.
It explores the different shapes, materials and groundbreaking ideas that gave new life to both the art world and the artist's role. The exhibit recounts the many clashes and correspondences between the period’s various artists, individuals that divided their time between creative work and political activism, fostering the creation of a new image of Italian society.

As with every exhibition, families with children or those looking for a non-conventional experience may rent the Drawing Kit or the Family Kit, both available free of charge at the exhibition’s Info Point.

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