30 Nov - 8 Dec 2013 : 4th Florence Biennale, IX Edition 2013,  "Ethics as DNA of Art"

Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, ITALY

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Florence Biennale, was founded in 1997 by Pasquale and Piero Celona and created within the spaces of the Fortezza da Basso, in Florence, which is one of the few international art events structured as a self-fi nanced independent-platform for contemporary art, where Artists from all over the planet gather in Florence to live a liberatingly aggregating, joyfully authentic and intensely unique experience.

This 2013 Edition of the Florence Biennale assumes particular importance for it celebrates the birth of a new cycle, and introduces the presentation of the "Ethics Bill of Rights of the Artist". A real and proper "Manifesto," which was presented at the XXXIII World Congress of UNESCO Centers held on March 11th, 2013 at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and welcomed by worldwide Non-Governmental Organizations participants, as well as adopted by the Region of Tuscany. 

The mission of the new Florence Biennale, deliberately called "The New Florence Biennale", while remaining open to Artists of all ages, and focusing on Ethics as the DNA of Art, promoting the search for a New Paradigm of Art for the Digital Century. A commitment that takes on important symbolic values since it was founded and developed in the City that gave birth to personalities such as Lorenzo the Magnifi cent, the undisputed protagonist of a new notion of patronage and the Florentine Renaissance, Maria de’ Medici, ideal founder of the Louvre, and nurtured Artists such as, to name but a few, Masaccio, Ghiberti, Donatello, Paolo Uccello, Filippino, Verrocchio, Botticelli and Leonardo.

All this in complete and perfect harmony with the spirit of Florentine Humanism, to stimulate the contemporary reinterpretation of the same core values of Humanism. The 2013 Edition of the Florence Biennale further strengthens its symbiotic bond with the City of Florence by transforming some of the most important venues of the Florentine Renaissance into new vital scenarios of the exhibition (specific Urban Spaces). To revitalize these mythic locations through contemporary art, the Florence Biennale has designed a series of "Events in the Event" that give life to a systemic synergy of awareness and perception of the arts, fully involving, for nine unforgettable days, the sociocultural urban structure of the historical center of Florence. 

The Florence Biennale wants to kindle a precise, articulate and plural voice of critical refl ection and deepening of knowledge on the role of contemporary art passing through the gauntlet of the theme of this IX Edition of Ethics DNA of Art. An implementation of design that moves inevitably from the decline of ethical-aesthetic-poetic tension in contemporary art, to stimulate a neo-humanistic nouvelle frontiere, which confi gures and reinterprets urgently the basic values of Humanism through the elevation of the artistic culture of our present time. 

The spirit of the new Florence Biennale, is to share visions & dreams of the new generations of Artists of the digital era, and it is in such context of design empathy that The New Florence Biennale favors and safeguards the blossoming of young creative minds. Offering them the opportunity to develop and consolidate their artistic careers in harmony with their socio-cultural biodiversity.  

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