Florence - Accademia Gallery
Forms for David: Baselitz, Fabro, Kounellis, Morris, Struth
Nov. 30, '04 - Sep. 4, '05
In celebration of the contemporary world's homage to Michelangelo's David, on the occasion of the statue's 500th anniversary (1504-2004), the Accademia Gallery of Florence has invited five major international artists to create a work and exhibit it in the Tribune that hosts the statue.
The artists are Georg Baselitz, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Robert Morris and Thomas Struth.The exhibition is part of a wide-ranging project that includes a rich calendar of events aimed at arousing historical-critical reflection on the David and its relation with the present.
The Accademia Gallery
stands on a site formerly occupied by the ancient Monastery of San Matteo and Convent of San Niccolò di Cafaggio whose grounds covered the entire area lying between Piazza Santissima Annunziata and Via Ricasoli.
This huge building has the form of a Latin-cross church. The side wings and the Galleria dei Prigioni are located in what was formerly the medieval Hospital of San Matteo, while the Tribune was built between 1873 and 1882 to house the statue of David according to a design by the architect Emilio De Fabris.
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