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The Wound

Passing in front of Palazzo Strozzi, it’s hard not to be caught by the hypnotic pull coming from the artwork adorning its Renaissance façade: The Wound, by French artist Jr is, at the same time, a warning, a reference to our present situation and a sign of hope for Florence.

From March 19th to August 29th, this colossal art installation will be “slashing” the Palazzo open to display an imaginary interior, preserving iconic masterpieces of the city; it’s a wound inflicted to the city, to art, to the whole world of culture, by the hard times we’ve all been experiencing.

The artist realized a colossal, black and white, photographic collage, measuring 28 meters in height and 33 meters in width.

If you come to Florence, you cannot miss it.