Museum treasures return to Florence for the 32nd edition of BIAF. In September in Palazzo Corsini

Museum treasures return to Florence for the 32nd edition, finally in the presence of BIAF International Biennale of Antiques. The best of great Italian art will be exhibited, from the Florentine Renaissance to the great Italian and international twentieth century

It is one of the oldest market exhibitions and an absolute point of reference for great Italian art. From September 24 to October 2, 2022 80 exhibitors will bring their “pearls” to the halls of Palazzo Corsini, a historic building overlooking the Arno. The set-up will be curated by the interior designer, set designer and director Matteo Corvino, at the head of the fair as chairman of the mayor Dario Nardella and as Secretary-General Fabrizio Moretti, assisted by a steering group.

The main characters are masterpieces from the Florentine Renaissance to the great Italian and international twentieth century, Roman, Etruscan and medieval sculptures and artifacts will be along with examples of Italian and international design that have shaped the taste of the new century. Great returns and important reaffirms from international merchants will bring the best of paintings from any era, drawings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, jewels.

After two days reserved for the Vetting Committee and one for the press, BIAF will open its doors to everyone from 24 September. The inevitable agreement with Notte dei Fuochi on the evening of September 22, celebrating the official opening of the Biennale.

Among the initiatives that will animate the days of the exhibition is the preview of eternal memories, the first reality game in the world that intends to tell the younger generations about ancient art through a playful moment to bring them closer to this universe. Eternal Memories, which can be played in Italian and English, can be downloaded for free on all smartphones and iPads through the major APP platforms and aims to reach millions of players around the world among the audience of over 2 billion regular players. The game is produced for BIAF by Golem Multimedia, in collaboration with TuoMuseo and support from Consultinvest.

BIAF means great tradition for protection: with the donation of the magnificent altarpiece by Durante Alberti, representing the Trinity and the Saints Andrea, Maria Maddalena and Cristina (oil on canvas, 373 x 192.5 cm) by Fabrizio Moretti and Eleonora and Bruno Botticelli, in memory of their respective parents, to the cathedral of Sansepolcro, which compensates the church for a serious loss suffered a little earlier.

Thanks to the financial support of the Antiquities Biennale, the Richard Ginori Museum Archive Foundation in the Doccia Factory has launched an important restoration campaign of a significant core of precious wax models, severely damaged by moisture in the years following its closure. and the abandonment of the Ginori Museum, among these group depicting Apollo and Marsyas, taken from a work by Florentine sculptor Giovan Battista Foggini and the groups with Venus picking love and Leda with the swan, whose bronze archetypes are due to the invention of the late baroque sculptor Massimiliano Soldani Benzi.

As with all major fairs, the rest of the city will also come to life with the second edition of Florence art gallery: Maisons of Via Tornabuoni, the Galleries of Via Maggio, Via de Fossi, Borgognissanti and the shops of Ponte Vecchio will offer activities and events reserved for VIP cardholders.

The exhibitors of BIAF 2022

800/900 ARTSTUDIO – Livorno and Lucca

ON ART ANTONACCI LAPICCIRELLA – Rome

ALTOMANI & SONS – Milan and Pesaro

GIGLIO ANTIQUE – Milano

PAOLO ANTONACCI – Rome

GIOVANNI ASIOLI MARTINI ANTIQUARIO – Imola (Bologna)

BACARELLI ANTIKKEN – Florence

GIORGIO BARATTI ANTIQUARIUS – Milano

JEAN-LUC BARONI – London

BOTTEGANTICA – Milan and Bologna

BOTTICELLI ANTIQUE – Florence

MAURIZIO BRANDI ANTIQUARIUS – Naples

BROWN FINE ART – London and Milan

Butterfly – Lugano

CALLISTO FINE ARTS – London

ROBERTO CAMPOBASSO – Naples

ANTIQUE GALLERY OFFICE – Modena

CARETTO & OCCHINEGRO – Turin

MIRCO CATTAI FINE ART & ANTIQUE CARPETS – Milano

CECCHETTO ANCIENT ANTIQUES – San Vito di Altivole (Treviso)

ALESSANDRO CESATI – Milano

LUCIANO COEN CARPETS AND ANTIQUE CARPETS – Rome

COPETTI ANTIQUARI – Premiaracco (Udine)

NICOLAS CORTES GALLERY – Madrid

CORTONA FINE ART – Milano

DE JONCKHEERE – Geneva

ALBERTO DI CASTRO – Rome

ALESSANDRA DI CASTRO – Rome

MIRIAM DI PENTA FINE ARTS – Rome

ENRICO ART GALLERIES – Milan and Genoa

FONDANTICO by Tiziana Sassoli – Bologna

ENRICO FRASCIONE – Florence

FRASCIONE KUNST – Florence

CANESSO GALLERY – Paris, Lugano, Milan

BERARDI GALLERY – Rome

CONTINUE GALLERY – San Gimignano, Beijing and Habana

FREDIANO FARSETTI ART GALLERY – Milano

GOMIERO GALLERY – Montegrotto Terme (Padua)

MARLETTA GALLERY – Florence

POGGIALI GALLERY – Florence, Milan and Pietrasanta (Lucca)

RUSSIAN GALLERY – Rome

CARLO VIRGILIO & C. GALLERY – Rome and London

GALLO FINE ART – Milan and Solesino (Padua)

MICHELE GARGIULO “ANTIQUARIUS” – Naples

DARIO GHIO – Montecarlo

GIACOMETTI OLD MASTER PAINTINGS – Naples

IOTTI ANTIQUE –Reggio Emilia

MATTEO LAMPERTICO antique and modern art – Milano

CESARE LAMPRONTI OLD MASTERS PAINTINGS – London and Rome

LAOCON GALLERY – London and Rome

LION – Naples

LONGARI ARTE MILAN – Milano

SANDRO MORELLI – Florence

MORETTI – London, Monte Carlo and Florence

MAURIZIO NOBILE – Bologna, Paris and Milan

CARLO ORSI – Milano

ORSINI art and books – Milano

WALTER PADOVANI – Milano

A. PALLESI ART GALLERY – Montecarlo

PARRONCHI PAINTED ‘800-‘900 Srl – Florence

PIVA & C. – Milano

PORCINI – Naples

REVE ART – Bologna

ROBERTAEBASTA – Milan and London

ROBILANT + VOENA – London, Milan and St. Moritz

ROMANIC ART – Florence

ROMIGIOLI ANTIQUE – Legnano (Milan)

SALAMON & C. – Milano

SANTA TECLA – Padova

GIOVANNI SARTI – Paris

ITALIAN SCULPTURE by Dario Mottola – Milano

SECOL-ART ANTIQUITY by Masoero Davide & C. – Turin

THE ART FINDING – Viareggio (Lucca) and Milan

SPUR WESTWATER – New York

TETTAMANTI ANTIQUE – Florence

TORNABUONI ARTE – Florence, Milan and Forte dei Marmi (Lucca)

BIAF, International Biennale of Antiques

32nd edition, Palazzo Corsini
Via del Parione, 11 – 50123 Florence

From September 24 to October 2, 2022
Open to the public from 10.30 to 20.00

September 24, 2022
10.30 – Inauguration Ceremony at Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento
The cultural program takes place from 26 to 30 September (at the Salone del Throne in Palazzo Corsini), and proposes a series of conferences and presentations of art volumes as well as the awarding of prizes.

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