Turkish artists set for Florence Biennial
The Florence Biennale will take place at Fortezza da Basso with 450 artists from around the world. From Turkey, 14 artists will attend he biennial.The ninth edition of the New Florence Biennial will be held this year between Nov. 30 and Dec. 8 with the participation of 14 Turkish artists.
According to a written statement, the main theme of this year’s biennial is “Ethics: DNA of Art.” The event will feature 450 artists from 50 countries, including Turkish artists Zafer Akşit, Mediha Didem Türemen, Emel Vardar, Sevim Arslan, Şeyma Bobaroğlu, Kaya Uçer, Aydan Uğur, Umut Yalım, Gül Delemen, Nilüfer Ergin, Anber Hacıraifoğlu, Hale Karaçelik, Naciye Subaşı and Fatma Tunç Gökte.
The Florence Biennale is one of the few international art events structured as a self-financed independent platform for contemporary art, where artists from all over the world come to Florence to exhibit their work at the Fortezza da Basso, and share an inspiring, live and unique experience.
The event is patronized by the Italian Presidency and the country’s Cultural Heritage Ministry.
The “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture will go to Franco Mussida, an author able to sculpt music, or, in other words, to draw together the visual and performing arts in a synesthetic work bringing in ethical and aesthetical values.
The “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Lifetime Achievement Award for Art will be conferred to Anish Kapoor, an eclectic and multicultural author who has contributed outstandingly to building a new paradigm of art in the contemporary age.