In this 12th edition of the event, numerous and interesting were the collateral events and special projects. Rossano B. Maniscalchi, author of the iconic image of this edition, Light of Humanity, presented his photographic works and the film that earned him the Best Director Award at La Jolla International Film Festival 2019: Denying Beauty.
Adoratorio renewed the appointment with One World One Face, the project presented at Palazzo Medici Riccardi to involve the public in creating an ideal image of Florence by superimposing photographic portraits with different degree of opacity to the effigy of Mona Lisa.
Ten young talents from the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (LABA) were selected for the exhibition "Slightly modified looking glasses", curated by Veronica Citi.
The artist and scholar Joanna Hoffmann presented EpiMimesis – EpiZone V: Shifting Identities.
Developed together with the Epilab team, the project has been able to combine scientific research, art and technology to offer a multisensory experience in a virtual reality environment.
The internationally renowned artist Shan Shan Sheng brought to Florence Universal Elements, a multimedia sculptural installation designed to offer the public the perception of a constantly changing creation.
During the event was held the workshop “Maris National Flag Project”, open to artists and the public, held by Japanese artist Liku Maria Takahashi. The Maris method, which she invented, allows blind people to appreciate painting through touch.
The Florence Biennale has also renewed its collaboration with Street Levels Gallery, a unique art gallery in Florence because it focuses on street art in its various forms. A significant cross-section was offered through the exhibition of the street artists Ache77, Nemo’s and Mr. Wany.
To these initiatives has been added the educational offer for schools by Giovanni Cordoni and other proposals such as the Study Day on Leonardo Da Vinci.