November 1966. While the force of the Arno invaded museum basements and storages, dragging with it even the solid certainties of a difficult century, Florence saw the emergence of an avant-garde movement that transformed the city into a European center for the discussion of art and architecture. Within the Department of Architecture, collectives with strange names began to pop up, joined by artists from all around the world. They gave life to a movement, known as Radical Architecture, that dismantled the canonical way of thinking of art and life in the same way that the three-dimensionality of Giotto demolished the two-dimensionality of Cimabue. A mix of visual arts, utopia and technologies pushed thought beyond its limits, even prophesizing a reality characterised by the flow of information and energy: the virtual world. Palazzo Strozzi presents this incredible revolution with Radical Utopias. Beyond Architecture: Florence 1966-1976, comprising 320 works, including clothing, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, lamps, furniture, photos, photomontages, collages, scale models and projects.
DATES & OPENING HOURS
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Monday – Sunday 12.00noon – 8.00pm
Thursday 12.00 noon to 11:00pm
Palazzo Strozzi – Strozzina
Piazza degli Strozzi | 50123 Firenze