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 PRESS RELEASE FLORENCE BIENNALE GOES FURTHER: CAVAGLIERI, ELHANANI AND STEINBERG AT ENTE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI FIRENZE Closed the IX edition in Fortezza da Basso, contemporary art is again protagonist in Florence with the collective show TRE VOCI PITTORICHE NEL MONDO (Three pictorial voices in the world) 6, via Bufalini From February 8th to 24th 2014 Three artists, three generations, three styles: it’s called TRE VOCI PITTORICHE NEL MONDO (Three pictorial voices in the world) the collective show realized by Florence Biennale in partnership with Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, which will be hosted in the historical head office of the Foundation in Florence (6, via Bufalini), from Febraury 8th to 24th (free admittance, vernissage on Saturday 8th at 6 p.m.). Mario Cavaglieri, Odelia Elhanani and Marsha Steinberg create a pictorial comparison from an horizon to another. From Italy to France and Europe for the first one, from Usa to Italy for Steinberg, from here to Israel and Mediterranean Sea in Elhanani’s case. Three glances, three landmarks in the world, which represent the entire world, in close relation with the IX edition theme of Florence Biennale: Ethics, DNA of Art. The exhibit, with an introduction of Florence Biennale Artistic Director Rolando Bellini and Maria Cristina Monti Foti, cured by Lilia Lamas, Panayotis Kantzas and Melanie Zefferino, counts 10 and more works per artist, making a dialogue between expressionism, figurative and abstract. The show represents the natural prosecution of IX Florence Biennale as one of Events in the Event which involved so far the entire city of Florence and its symbolic places. This exhibition, with the Under 30 Festival which will take place next month at the ex city jail Murate, represents the consumptive moment, so it assumes a symbolic value, resuming cultural horizons and artistic issues lived by Biennale. TRE VOCI PITTORICHE NEL MONDO is realized in partnership with Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and Associazione Italia Israele, Ambasciata d’Israele (Rome), LINEA Spazio Arte Contemporanea and Collezione Busi. Florence Biennale and Events in the Event have the patronage of Ministero dei Beni Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze e Comune di Firenze. Artists’ bio below Press Office The New Florence Biennale Francesca Puliti & Giulia Coli [email protected] 392 9475467 -­‐ 339 5069593 www.florencebiennale.org ARTISTS: MARIO CAVAGLIERI (Rovigo 1887 -­‐ Peyloubère 1969) Born in Rovigo on July 10th 1887, from 1913 to 1920 Mario Cavaglieri asserts a very personal technique in the mixtures of color, for a society painting, set in refined interiors. Free painter, Cavaglieri finds out rural issues and time colors. He paints every day with no need but painting, in an atmosphere of carelessness that only war will break. He finds happiness in daily practice of his talent, without caring about material issues. On his 81th birthday the groundwork is laid for a retrospective at Agostiniani Museum of Tolosa, the only one desired by the author, opened only in 1974. At the end of a day as many, spent drawing and painting, Cavaglieri dies peacefully in his home of Peyloubère, on September 11th 1969. MARSHA STEINBERG Master’s in Art, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Master’s in Art, California State University, Northridge, Qualifica Professionale in Incisione, Il Bisonte, Firenze. Marsha Steinberg is Coordinator of Fine Arts Department of California State University International Program. Born in Los Angeles, she graduates at California State University where she achieves also the Master’s of Art. Since 1974 she lives in Florence, where she attended Accademia di Belle Arti, getting painting graduation. She specialises at Scuola Internazionale per la Grafica d’Arte “Il Bisonte”, where she obtains the certificate of engraver/stamper. She takes part at many exhibitions in Italy, Greece and Usa, gaining many awards. Currently she lives and works in Florence. ODELIA ELHANANI Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, she lives and work in Arsuf. Member of the Israeli association of Professional Visual Artists. Member of Netanya Artists Association. Sculptor and Painter. Graduated in History of Art and Social Work at the University of Tel Aviv. She studied with the sculptor Ivy Poig, she earned a master at Basis School of Sculpture, Beit Yanai and took part at the painting workshop with Bruria Hassner. Riccardo Galli Responsabile Ufficio Stampa Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Via Bufalini, 6 – 50122 Firenze tel. 0555384503 – cell. 3351597460 [email protected] Press Office The New Florence Biennale Francesca Puliti & Giulia Coli [email protected] 392 9475467 -­‐ 339 5069593 www.florencebiennale.org 
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