Giuseppe Penone: “Prospettiva Vegetale” July 5 – October 5, 2014 at Forte Belvedere & Boboli Gardens

Giuseppe Penone at Forte Belvedere

Forte Belvedere, one of the most extraordinary places in Florence returned to the public last summer after several years of closure with the exhibition of Zhang Huan, are reopens today featuring an installation by an Italian artist, one of the most acclaimed at an international level: Giuseppe Penone.

Giuseppe Penone at Forte Belvedere, Florence

Giuseppe Penone at Forte Belvedere, Florence

The protagonist of important exhibitions and author of several permanent installations scattered around the world, the artist joins a list of some of the greatest sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries exhibited at the Forte Belvedere, famous Italian and international artists Henry Moore, Fausto Melotti, Umberto Mastroianni, Arnoldo Pomodoro, Beverly Pepper, Mimmo Paladino, and Michelangelo Pistoletto. 

With Prospettiva Vegetale, Penone dislocated the imposing walls of the fortress, the exterior spaces, and the interior of the building, fueling an intense dialogue between sculpture, architecture and landscape, but also between past, present and future. The installation continues at the Boboli Gardens.


Giuseppe Penone: Prospettiva Vegetale

July 5 – October 5, 2014

Forte di Belvedere, via San Leonardo – Florence, ITALY
Open 10am-8pm
Closed on Mondays
Admission € 5.00 – Forte Card (allows entry for the entire period of the exhibition)

Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace – Florence, ITALY
Open 8:15am to 7:30pm July to August
Open 8:15 to 6:30pm from September to October
Closed 1st and last Monday of the month
Admission € 10.00

The exhibition is part of the Florence museum circuit card.
Free entrance under 18 and over 65 years.

Forte Belvedere 2014

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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