Andreas Petrossiants will recount his critical trajectory from the Florentine Contemporary to the Post-Conceptual Condition in New York and London in our first LPD Alumni in the World dialogue.
LPD – Mapping Contemporary Florence
Andreas Petrossiants is a student at NYU, who studied in Florence for a year and a half. He is currently writing his undergraduate thesis on avant-garde art movements in Florence from the twentieth century and how contemporary art movements correlate to art institution policies. His first entry into the art world began in New York City through his work at a contemporary and post-war art gallery. Last year he worked at the Education Department at the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi for a year while he conducted research for his thesis and assisted in the execution of exhibits at the both the Palazzo Strozzi and the Strozzina. His research has dealt at length with the contemporary of both Florence and Italy as a whole, with an interest in the power of avant-garde art movements to create changes in cultural mentalities and social landscapes.