Wed, September 06, 2017
18:00 – 19:00
VILLA LA PIETRA
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia
What is unique about contemporary culture in Florence, a city strongly marked by the artistic achievements of the past? How do contemporary artists interact with Florence’s artistic heritage and produce cutting edge new work?
Tommaso Sacchi, Commissioner of Culture for the City of Florence, talks about how the city of Florence makes room for the contemporary.
Find out more about the Mapping Contemporary Florence project launch on the Mapping Contemporary Florence blog here.
COMMISSIONER OF CULTURE FOR THE CITY OF FLORENCE
Tommaso Sacchi is a curator, teacher, cultural organizer, and consultant in the area of creativity and artistic production. He is currently the head of the Cultural Department at the City of Florence and previously worked in the Cultural Department of the City of Milan. He was nominated as an expert on the organizational team for the Estate Fiorentina, the largest multidisciplinary festival in Italy, in 2015 and 2016. Sacchi teaches Communications and Journalism at the Accademia di Belle Arti A. Galli di Como and Exhibition Planning and Management at the European Institute of Design in Florence. He has been nominated a member of the Committee for Celebrating the 750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante Alighieri by Italy’s Ministry of Culture; and was sent, along with other members of the group ‘Tomorrow’ – to the 56th Biennale of Venice by Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor. Sacchi has curated numerous shows and been the artistic director of numerous festivals and events and publishes in the main national magazines and newspapers on culture. He directed a series of ‘Lessons with Artists’ featuring some of the main Italian contemporary culture actors between 2004-2007 at the University of Milan.