A large selection of works from this year’s Columbia Threadneedle Prize exhibition has opened at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, heralding a ground-breaking pan-European arts and business partnership.
The exhibition, held in the Srozzina area of Palazzo Strozzi, is designed to trigger a debate on the state of contemporary figurative art through a selection of work by 46 European artists, all of whom exhibited in the Prize exhibition at Mall Galleries in London in February 2015.
Between 1st and 24th July visitors to Florence, the city where Western Art began, will be able to probe the relationship between art and figuration today, taking a fresh look at such traditional genres as portrait painting, landscape painting and still life.
The exhibition has already attracted huge interest from Italian national and regional press. This is partly as Palazzo Strozzi is the first Italian venue to host this prestigious exhibition, but also because of the number of younger, emerging artists selected. The exhibition fosters an important moment of exchange and debate on contemporary art at the international level.