IX Florence Biennale
Ethics: DNA of Art
November 30th – December 8th 2013
Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, Italy
Artistic director: Rolando Bellini
As suggested by the theme ‘Ethics: DNA of Art’, the mission of the Florence Biennale is to stir some reflection and critical thinking about the relationship between art and ethics, and the role of the arts in the new millennium. Moving from a notion of art as unrelated to ethics and aesthetics towards a neo-Humanistic vision, in which creativity is the driving force of any system of knowledge. Accordingly, new frontiers will be explored in a design to reinterpret the fundamental values of Humanism, and thus re-establish the key role of artistic culture in the global realities of the present.
Looking at the future, the Florence Biennale is committed to sharing the visions and dreams of the new generations of artists, and therefore to fostering the development of young talents with a creative mind. Particularly in the IXth Edition, special attention will be given to artists under 30 from all around the world working with any kind of media: they are expected to play a major role in the outlining of a new paradigm of art for the new millennium. At the Florence Biennale, where cultural diversity as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural expressions are valued, young talents will all have the opportunity to progress in their artistic path focusing on ethical and aesthetical issues in the contemporary age. The 2013 Florence Biennale envisages didactic programs, creative workshops, seminars, and meeting with internationally renowned guest artists.
The 2013 Edition of the Florence Biennale aims at further strengthening ties with the city of Florence, where new breath of life will be given to specific sites inherited from the Renaissance. The IXth Florence Biennale unfolds into a series of collateral events which, through the work of contemporary artists presenting installations and performances in these historic Florentine venues, will stir perception, emotion, and cognition in the audience experiencing such events.