Contemporary Art at the Poste Reali Until the End of November
At the Poste Reali space of the Uffizi Gallery, the “Laboratorio Novecento” is offering schools and families the opportunity to visit “Incarnations”, a temporary exhibit giving visitors the chance to see lesser known works of art coming directly out of the Uffizi’s deposits. The theme is tied to the body: its perception, interpretation, the camouflage and transfiguration of ourselves by contemporary artists.
As an example, students that participate in the activities will come face to face to the hollow, engraved face of Käthe Kollwitz as well as the morphological geometric shapes created by Fernand Léger, the fragmentation of the body by Elisa Montessori and the material deformation by Berlinde de Bruyckere. There is also the “death” mask by Yoko Tadanori and the donkey ears by Jan Fabre, as well as the comic and graphical transpositions by Andy Warhol and the lucid geometric creations by Francesca Woodman.
The hands-on workshop will allow students to takes the various currents on exhibit and re-elaborate with their own vision an interpretation of their body, to create their own unique “pop art” self-portrait!
Laboratorio Novecento – “Incarnations“
Reali Poste degli Uffizi
from October 29 through November 30, 2013
Student groups participate in activities from 10 to noon Monday through Friday.
Families (as well as adults in general) can participate at no cost on Saturdays at the same time, 10-noon with the following schedule:
10-noon on November 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th and
3-5pm on November 9th.
The exhibit can be visited by the public in general at other times.
To participate in the workshops, you have to reserve your visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Monday and Friday between 9am and 2pm the following number: 370-3157620.