When we talk about Tuscany it is natural to think of artists and famous figures of past ages who were born between Florence and the Chianti hills where the waters of the Arno river sinuously flow. It is on one of these hills that Villa Artimino arises, historically known as La Ferdinanda because it was commissioned by Ferdinando I de ‘Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1596 and this year recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Therefore, non other that this historic and prestigious residence, the home of the first of many future artistic and cultural events that will start thanks to the synergistic collaboration with the Florence Biennale, the international contemporary art exhibition that takes place since 1997 in the Tuscan capital by bringing during its ten days many contemporary artists from all over the planet and also recognized by the UNESCO Center of Florence during the last edition.
The goal, in a place so rich in history and charm, is to exhibit artworks by contemporary artists in an union between art of the past and present, thereby further intensifying the cultural and artistic exchanges between Tuscany and countries from around the world, with the intent to develop a cultural network in close collaboration with a territory that has deep Renaissance roots. The project foresees in the future at least two exhibitions a year at the Villa Artimino complex and numerous cultural initiatives dedicated to young artists and designers.
A preview to this series of events is the exhibition The Laws of Perspective, Le leggi della Prospettiva, by the award-winning at the Florence Biennale dutch artist Wessel Huisman, which for the occasion presents in spaces of the Hotel Paggeria Medicea, in the Villa Artimino complex , a series of works that explore light and space and of which some of the works will continue to be exhibited at the Shanghai International Art Fair.