REVOLUTION & RENEWAL
A Special Online Curated Exhibition
As part of its collaboration with leading museums around the world, London Art Week is delighted to welcome our first guest curator Dr. Arturo Galansino - art historian, curator, academic scholar and Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
Well-known among the London Art Week community, Arturo Galansino has been invited to curate this exhibition by the LAW Board, who have long admired his exceptional track record in curating and co-curating incredible shows spanning Old Masters to contemporary art: from Giovanni Battista Moroni, Giorgione, Peter Paul Rubens at the Royal Academy to Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola and Marina Abramovic at the Palazzo Strozzi.
"Revolution & Renewal" seems a perfect title as we emerge from over a year of lockdowns, when hopefully a new life is starting. We feel a desire to do everything better than before, a revolution of sorts, looking towards the future.
This online exhibition displays an outstanding selection of Old Masters and Modern artworks spanning from antiquities to Renaissance, from Baroque to Cubism and is organised around four subjects within the overarching theme: Revolution in Art, Faces of Revolution, Spiritual Renewal and Moments in History.
Such an online exhibition can become a guide, a starting to point to explore the galleries of London Art Week - where you can see these artworks in person - and discover things with a new eye.
All of these artworks were once contemporary and they embodied the spirit of their time, the need for change and renovation of the society in which they were created. In this unprecedented time, these works coming from the past have the power to inspire us for a better future.
- Dr. Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
DR ARTURO GALANSINO
Dr. Arturo Galansino is Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence since 2015. Art historian, curator and academic scholar, he studied in Turin, Milan and Paris, obtaining his PhD in Art History and Criticism in 2007 and worked in international museums such as the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
He curated and co-curated many exhibitions spanning from Old Masters to Contemporary art including: Rubens and his Legacy (2015) at the Royal Academy in London; Giovanni Battista Moroni. The Riches of the Renaissance (2019) at the Frick Collection in New York; Ai Weiwei. Libero (2016), The Florence Experiment (2018), Marina Abramovic. Aria (2020) at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.