EVENT NAME: Reaching for the Stars
EVENT LOCATION: Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
EVENT DATE: 4 March 2023 - 18 June 2023
EVENT HOURS: Every day 10.00-20.00, Thursday until 23.00
Buy the Open ticket and visit the exhibition whenever you want: "Reaching for the Stars" from Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, from 4 March to 18 June 2023 at Palazzo Strozzi. Ticket valid for one admission at the time and date as you like.
Through the eyes of over 50 artists from all over the world, the exhibition sets out to provide visitors with an opportunity to reflect on the present and future of art, openly showcasing its variety, its evolution, and its relationship with contemporary society.
Reaching for the Stars involves and invades every space of Palazzo Strozzi, from the Piano Nobile to the Strozzina and the palazzo’s Renaissance courtyard. Here it’s hosted GONOGO, a new installation by the artist Goshka Macuga in the shape of a monumental space rocket beckoning visitors to embark on a journey with infinite layers of meaning.
The exhibition includes major works by British artists such as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, and Sarah Lucas alongside a substantial selection of works by Maurizio Cattelan, an artist whose work is crucial to any understanding of contemporary Italian art, together with work by such artists as Paola Pivi and Lara Favaretto. In parallel, the exhibition unfolds among sections exploring identity, the body and contemporary myths, addressing such issues as fragility and alienation, racial and gender discrimination and the relationship between the community and the individual, with iconic works by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Pawel Althamer and Shirin Neshat.
photo credits. Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi