The Female Universe between Art and Design at the Heart of the 13th FLORENCE BIENNALE – Fortezza da Basso, October 23-31, 2021


Florence, 22nd October 2021.   450 exhibitors, including artists and designers, from around the world will crowd the Fortezza da Basso until Sunday, 31st October 2021, showcasing their most representative works and productions at the 13th FLORENCE BIENNALE.

The main theme of this edition is “Eternal Feminine – Eternal Change. Concepts of Femininity in Contemporary Art and Design”, exploring the multi-faceted universe of femininity, and moving in two precise directions. One is the idea of femininity as a reflection of divinity, spiritual love, source of purification and elevation; the other is celebrating the fluid and perpetual change characterising contemporaneity and also involving femininity, undergoing constant transformation thanks to the encouragement of social and cultural movements – from the sexual revolution of the 1960s to battles for equal opportunities, up to the current debate on gender identity.

The prize-winners of this edition will be Michelangelo Pistoletto, representing the so-called Arte Povera, photographer Oliviero Toscani, and famous fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood.

On show at the Cavaniglia Pavilion, a special concept curated by Fortunato D’Amico featuring installations by over 60 artists performers, photographers, painters, sculptors, architects, designers, musicians, poets, and video makers), selected in terms of interdisciplinarity and multiculturalism.