After the great exhibitions of Fabre, Penone, Gormley and Mattiacci, Forte Belvedere reopens to the public with an exhibition by the artist Nico Vascellari, an unprecedented project conceived for all its spaces, between the bastions overlooking Florence and the interior of the Renaissance Palazzina.
MELMA, an exhibition curated by Sergio Risaliti, director of the Museo Novecento, promoted by the Municipality of Florence and organised by MUS.E, opens at Forte Belvedere on 24 June. It is the first stage of a major project by the artist for the city of Florence.
The exhibition, scheduled until 8 October 2023, includes a selection of previously unseen works, specially conceived for this occasion and created with different media, such as video, sculpture, collage, installation and sound.
The exhibition at Forte Belvedere includes a selection of site-specific works. On the outside of the Fortress, on the ramparts, nine sculptural works cast in aluminium will be installed, as well as two videos presented inside the 'cannon housings', while the interior rooms will display over thirty works that, playing on very different registers, will offer a broad overview of Vascellari's work, focusing on the relationship between man and nature, existence and transcendence.
MELMA will continue from October in some of the most prestigious locations of the city's historical-artistic heritage. Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Museo Novecento.