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In Touch

Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

27 March 2020

While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.

Following the lead of Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition ‘Aria’, which explored themes of interconnectivity and alternative futures (and was scheduled to run at the Palazzo Strozzi until 19 July), the ‘In Touch’ initiative uses artists’ videos, essays, and images to explore how art can bring us together at a time of physical isolation. Essays by the museum’s director Arturo Galansino reflect on the ideas raised in Saraceno’s exhibition; there are also videos with messages from artists including Saraceno, Ai Weiwei, and Marina Abramović. Find out more from the Palazzo Strozzi’s website.

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Tomas Saraceno discussing his artwork Particular Matter(s) Jam Session in a video on the Strozzi’s website

Tomás Saraceno discussing his artwork Particular Matter(s) Jam Session in a video on the Strozzi’s website

Marina Abramović delivering a message to Italy in a video for the Strozzi

Marina Abramović delivering a message to Italy in a video for the Palazzo Strozzi

Screenshot of Arturo Galansino’s online essay ‘Like a Spider Web’

Screenshot of Arturo Galansino’s online essay ‘Like a Spider Web’