OCTOBER 6-15, 2017
11th Florence Biennial 2017
International Contemporary Art Exhibition EARTH – Creativity and sustainability Fortezza da Basso
A major exhibition of contemporary art in Florence, a showcase of excellence for the production of international contemporary art. In its 11th installment under the theme “EARTH – Creativity and sustainability,” the Florence Biennial presented 462 artists from 72 countries. A diverse program of events including conferences, presentations, educational initiatives, and video projections offered presenters and visitors the chance to meet and discuss numerous aspects of art and culture, with a focus on the theme of this year’s event.
The Lorenzo il Magnifico career prize, which is granted to people and institutions that have distinguished themselves through artistic merit or by making cultural contributions, will be awarded in 2018 to the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and the Ghanaian artist El Anatsui (venedi). A special President’s prize will be awarded to the young German artist Tim Bengel, and the commemorative career prize will be awarded to sculptor Sauro Cavallini, who died in July 2016.