50 Years of Centro Di 1964/2014: February 19 – April 23 and March 1 – April 26, 2014

Centro Di, Florence

A misura di libro. 50 anni di edizioni Centro Di 1964-2014

The Dimension of the Book. 50 Years of Editions by Centro Di 1964/2014

Centro Di publishing house in Florence helped to tell the world, particularly between 1960 and 1980, about the glorious years of avant-garde art. It also managed to bring innovation to the concept of the art catalogue, and was the most authoritative voice on national and international artistic research, interacting with the most important specialized publishers and playing a major role in the growth and understanding of contemporary culture in Tuscany and Italy. The exhibition The Dimension of the Book. 50 Years of Editions by Centro Di 1964/2014  runs from February 19 to April 23 at the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze exhibition space (Via Bufalini 6) and from March 1 to April 26 at the Museo Marino Marini (Piazza San Pancrazio). 

This exhibition of approximately 100 publications from Centro Di recount the story of the editorial house and its role of diffusing information about modern and contemporary art in print throughout Italy, giving importance to Florence as an art capital. Held in 2 locations, the first part will be at the Ente Cassa di Risparmio, followed by an exhibition at the Museo Marino Marini where works will be included about selected artists: Archizoom and Superstudio, Riccardo Guarneri, Paolo Masi, the collective Zona non-profit art space, Mario Mariotti, Luciano Ori, Daniele Lombardi, Daniela de Lorenzo, and Carlo Bertocci. A video presents some testimonials of experimental music related to Centro Di editions, with exhibitions or works in video by Pietro Grossi, Giuseppe Chiari, Daniele Lombardi, Sylvano Bussotti, and Giancarlo Cardini.

For the opening at the Museo Marino Marini, Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Daniele Lombardi will perform the world premiere of Miroirs, a concert for grand piano, percussion, two violins, bass flute, toy piano, and video (entrance is free until all seats have been filled). During the period of the opening of the two exhibitions, several panels will be held featuring important speakers including: Achille Bonito Oliva, Enrico Crispolti and Maurizio Nannucci.

One of the founding owners of Centro Di, Alessandra Marchi, is a former member of SACI’s Board of Trustees. Centro Di has helped the SACI Library to grow with numerous art publications.

The Dimension of the Book. 50 Years of Editions by Centro Di 1964/2014

February 19-April 23, 2014
Opens: Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm  
Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze – Exhibition Space
Via Bufalini 6, Florence
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-1pm, 3-7pm
Free entrance 

March 1- April 26, 2014
Opens: Friday, February 28 at 6:30pm 
Museo Marino Marini
Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
Concert by Daniele Lombardi, Miroirs
Hours: 10am-5pm, closed Tuesdays, Sundays, holidays
Admission: Full price, € 6, reduced € 4, students € 3
T 055 219432 – info@museomarinomarini.ithttp://www.museomarinomarini.it

Museo Marino Marini

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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