Enigma Pinocchio
From Giacometti to LaChapelle

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AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO COLLODI’S PINOCCHIO: A WOODEN PUPPET UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED AS A SYMBOL OF ITALY AND TUSCANY

22 OCT 2019 – 22 MAR 2020
Villa Bardini, Firenze
22 OCT 2019 – 22 MAR 2020
Villa Bardini, Firenze

Due to health authority recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Villa and Garden remain closed until further notice.

Pinocchio, whose fictional adventures are among the most famous and reinterpreted stories in the 20th Century is now at the center of Villa Bardini’s latest exhibit. The show examines the tremendous influence on the art world this beloved character has had over the last one hundred years.

From Giacometti to LaChapelle, from Munari to Paladino, from Calder to Ontani, from McCarthy to Venturino Venturi, Pinocchio has not only left an indisputable mark on the collective imagination, but also the arts, the latter of which is this show’s main theme.

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Curated by Lucia Fiaschi, based on a concept by herself and Ambra Nepi, the exhibit at Villa Bardini explores the enigmatic puppet’s many sides. With an emphasis on the contemporary, the show moves further and further away from Pinocchio’s representations in books, and instead focuses on how visual artists have oftentimes chosen him the protagonist of their imaginary universe

Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle is an exhibit produced and organized by Fondazione CR Firenze and Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron alongside Generali Valore Cultura. Realized with the coordination of the Arthemisia Group, in collaboration with Unicoop Firenze and with the patronage of the City of Florence.

Events & Exhibitions at Villa Bardini

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Villa Bardini is an enchanting and unique place that hosts a wide range of art exhibitions and cultural events year-round.

Hours and Tickets

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“Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle” is on view from October 22nd, 2019 through March 22nd, 2020

Opening Hours

10.00 – 19.00

Last entrance 18.00 pm
From Tuesday through Sunday

Prices

Full price 10 €
5 € reduced
How to reach us
Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio, 2-4 Firenze FI
Phone
+39 055 200 662 33
E-mail
eventi@villabardini.it

Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge for all visitors on the following days:

  • 19 march (Father’s Day – 21 March, the last Saturday the exhibition will be on view)

Hours and Tickets

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“Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle” is on view from October 22nd, 2019 through March 22nd, 2020.

Opening Hours

10.00 – 19.00

Last entrance 18.00 pm
From Tuesday through Sunday

Prices

6 € Full price
5 € reduced

How to reach us

Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio, 2-4 Firenze FI
Phone
+39 055 200 662 33
E-mail
eventi@villabardini.it

Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge for all visitors on the following days:

  • 19 march (Father’s Day – 21 March, the last Saturday the exhibition will be on view)
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Guided Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday, at 16:30 and 17:30, visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary guided tours of the exhibit. To participate, reservations are mandatory; all tours are held in Italian, English-language tours are offered based on availability with a minimum of 48 hour notice.
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Guided Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday, at 16:30 and 17:30, visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary guided tours of the exhibit. To participate, reservations are mandatory; all tours are held in Italian, English-language tours are offered based on availability with a minimum of 48 hour notice.
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