In Florence, a major exhibition featuring more than 70 works by leading contemporary Italian and international artists.
"Reaching for the Stars" brings to Palazzo Strozzi, through June 18, works by Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Lara Favaretto, William Kentridge, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Sarah Lucas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: a constellation of works displayed in all spaces of the Palazzo, from the Piano Nobile to the Strozzina, with a special new installation for the Renaissance courtyard.
Between painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance, the exhibition offers visitors a path to discover the great stars of global art of the last decades, in a journey that addresses such diverse themes as the experimentation of artistic languages, figuration and abstraction, identity and the body from a social and political point of view, the role and image of women, and the reflection on contemporary history between collectivity and individuality, through references to historical events.
The exhibition is realized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, one of the most famous and prestigious contemporary art collections internationally, restoring its variety, evolution and its being constantly in progress. Works from the collection are in fact flanked by new productions created expressly for the exhibition, as well as an extensive program of activities and projects with the artists to engage the public.
The exhibition is promoted and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Main Supporter: Fondazione CR Firenze. Supporters: City of Florence, Tuscany Region, Florence Chamber of Commerce, Intesa Sanpaolo, Committee of Partners of Palazzo Strozzi. With the contribution of Città Metropolitana di Firenze. With the support of Maria Manetti Shrem. Acknowledgments: Beyfin S.p.A.