By Margaret Mitchem & Giulia Piceni. Cover image: detail from Enrique Martinez Celaya, Guardare e Aspettare at Museo Marino Marini. Courtesy of Museo Marino Marini.
American novelist Frances Mayes credits spring green as the colour of happiness. Spring is a great opportunity to celebrate new beginnings, as the weather and atmosphere encourage venturing around Florence.
Before the hot weather and streets packed with tourists spoil your experience, you can use April to explore a wide variety of options in the city.
Check out our summary of April events to enjoy an aperitivo, a variety of exhibitions, and blue skies.
1. FILIPPO TAPPI, INFO, TOAST PROJECT SPACE, MANIFATTURA TABACCHI
Toast is the artist-run space hosted inside Manifattura Tabacchi, opening this week with Filippo Tappi’s Info exhibition that will explore language and its evolution from a contemporary perspective. Highly recommended for young artists and curators.
From April 12. Opening on April 12 at 6 pm
Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence
2. Katja Novitskova, MANIFATTURA TABACCHI
Katja Novitskova’s work focuses on eco-sensitivity, exploring the relationship between art and nature in the digital age. Her work, described as having a surreal and ironic subtheme, has been represented by numerous venues across Europe and the United States. This exhibition continues the exhibition Reaching for the Stars at Palazzo Strozzi, made in collaboration with Fondazione Re Rebaudengo.
April 12-June 18. Opening on April 12 at 6 pm
Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence
3. YASMINE HUGONNET, Le récital des postures, CANGO
With the body as a hot topic for art, fashion, and general society, Yasmine Hugonnet’s performance will focus on the perception of the body as a means of communication. The Swiss artist has participated in multiple international festivals, including twice at the Venice Biennale Danza, and is now returning to Florence this April. If you’re interested in posture and dance and have not yet visited Virgilio Sieni’s Cango, we highly encourage you to stop by!
April 15 at 7 pm and April 17 at 4 pm. Booking is required. Istituto Marangoni Firenze students can get a reduced ticket price; please ask our reception for more information.
Via Santa Maria 23/25, Florence
4. ENRIQUE MARTINEZ CELAYA, GUARDARE E ASPETTARE, MUSEO MARINO MARINI
If you’re interested in sculpture, art, or writing, Enrique Martinez’s work is sure to trigger thoughts on sociology and art.
From March 30 to June 5
Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
5. FLORENCE VINTAGE MARKET, PALAZZO CORSINI
Discover Florence through vintage clothes, accessories, and a variety of craftsmanship. Shopping at vintage markets is a sustainable way to update your wardrobe and shopping places. On top of that, the proceeds will go to FILE, an Italian nonprofit organisation that offers care to individuals with health complications and their families.
From April 14th until 16th
Lungarno Corsini, 10, Florence
Giulia Piceni is an undergraduate student in Arts Curating at Istituto Marangoni Firenze.
Margaret Mitchem is a Multimedia Arts undergraduate student at Istituto Marangoni Firenze.