Cinema. Sweet ’n’ Sour: Licorice Pizza

Cinema. Sweet ’n’ Sour: Licorice Pizza

The I’M Digest presents a new column about the cinematic world as a mirror of society’s current aesthetics, full of fashion and artistic influences as portrayed in contemporary moving images and films. For its first review, Multimedia Arts student Jessica García shared and illustrated her experience at a recent screening in Florence of the Oscar-nominated […]

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Donatello in Florence. The Scale of Reality.

Donatello in Florence. The Scale of Reality.

The exhibition “Donatello, The Renaissance”, curated by the Tuscan artist scholar Francesco Caglioti, is now on display in two museums in Florence, Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. A comprehensive show for a broad audience that brings together more than 130 works, challenging the public and critics to accept the artist’s appropriate place […]

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Hypnotized by the Stares. Jenny Saville at Museo Novecento, Florence

Hypnotized by the Stares. Jenny Saville at Museo Novecento, Florence

Jenny Saville’s exhibition at Museo Novecento brings new paintings and drawings by the British artist into dialogue with the Renaissance city of Florence, sparking new conversations between past and present. Istituto Marangoni Firenze student in Arts Curating Marines Salcedo Gutierrez tells her experience to the readers of I’M Firenze Digest, sharing her feeling of being […]

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Aural Bodies in Space: LUCIA Festival in Florence

Aural Bodies in Space: LUCIA Festival in Florence

LUCIA is an international festival of storytelling and sound art, presented only through listening sessions and aural experiences. The festival features a collection of sound recordings, artworks, and podcasts from all over the world, where the creators express their theories and creativity using the medium of sound design, giving the spectators the opportunity to get […]

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Looking up: Andrea Galvani at Galería CURRO

Looking up: Andrea Galvani at Galería CURRO

Time is the enemy, the first solo show by Andrea Galvani at Galería CURRO, consists of mixed media sculptures, a site-specific neon installation, and a large-scale photographic series, all immersed into a dark background. With this gray capsule, the artist guides us through the strange fabrics of time, which he uses as sculptural raw material, […]

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Printed and Digital Suppers: Jonathan Monk’s One Hundred Meals

Printed and Digital Suppers: Jonathan Monk’s One Hundred Meals

Jonathan Monk’s One Hundred Meals Between Rome and Berlin (Humboldt Books, Milan 2016) is the perfect example of how an artist’s publication found a synergy with a digital counterpart, just like so many others to come. With this artist book, the British artist playfully recreates works by different artists across media, such as photographs, drawings, […]

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Expose yourself. Notes from the book What Artists Wear

Expose yourself. Notes from the book What Artists Wear

Fashion victims are often criticized for the value they place on the looks or style of other people or even themselves. They are considered shallow, only because they pay great attention to appearance. “Never judge a book by its cover”, they reproach. But speaking of books, what happens when the writers themselves question the way […]

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A Guide to Your Evolving Consciousness: The Extreme Self

A Guide to Your Evolving Consciousness: The Extreme Self

Five years after the release of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, the same authors are releasing a much-needed sequel about how our brains are being affected by the current digital age. With The Extreme Self: The Age of You (Walther und Franz König, 2021), Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans […]

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Not Only Statues: Francesco Vezzoli in Florence

Not Only Statues: Francesco Vezzoli in Florence

Until February 2, 2022, two new sculptures by Francesco Vezzoli will stand in Piazza della Signoria and Museo di Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The project, presented by the Museo Novecento and Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, offers an opportunity for the Italian artist to relate his work and his installations, an ancient-modern symbiosis, to […]

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Obliterating Pressures and Fast Processes: Ben Eastham’s The Imaginary Museum

Obliterating Pressures and Fast Processes: Ben Eastham’s The Imaginary Museum

During our continued consumption of a cornucopia of images, our senses might reach a climax of over-saturation. We no longer process the content we are surrounded by, but rather just unconsciously react to it. In his latest essay The Imaginary Museum (TLS, 2020), Ben Eastham has bestowed the reader with an alternative vantage point regarding […]

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Push yourself beyond: “American Art 1961-2001”

Push yourself beyond: “American Art 1961-2001”

Go beyond borders. When a limit is exceeded, we cross into a different territory, sometimes hostile, sometimes a potential ally. It can happen for an artist to surpass a boundary; to go further means to face other realities, and to change your point of view. Art is no longer alone in the work. The artist’s […]

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