Medusa Nera - Medusa Bianca, Seduzione. Koen Vanmechelen. Galleria degli Uffizi.jpg

The exhibition 'Seduzione’ (Seduction) opens the 2022 season, starting January 18, 2022: 30 artworks by Koen Vanmechelen dedicated to the themes of evolution and hybridization are installed among the museum's classic masterpieces.


Huge horned iguanas, a red tiger crouching in the middle of the Niobe room, new versions of the Medusa with her head teeming with hybrid figures that feature bizarre beaks and sharp teeth: a veritable legion of fantastical creatures populate the Uffizi in Seduzione, an exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, presented in the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, from 18 January to 20 MarchThe exhibition, which opens the Uffizi’s 2022 season, includes 30 artworks, presented among the museum's masterpieces. Vanmechelen’s works carry a strong visual and conceptual impact, that will accompany visitors from the entrance, along the corridors on the second floor, to the room of the so-called ‘ricetto delle iscrizioni’,­ in-between that of Leonardo and of Raphael and Michelangelo to the rooms of Caravaggio and the Flemish Painters that conclude the itinerary on the first floor.


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