From a circle of the Palermo nobility of the early twentieth century to a “contemporary hub”. After years of abandonment, the Florio Stand has been restored into an art “contemporary hub” , a small jewel on the south coast of Palermo in Sicily (Italy). The liberty building, designed in 1905 by Ernesto Basile commissioned by Vincenzo Florio Jr, today becomes a space dedicated to art events, exhibitions, etc. In its spaces it will be possible to experience different types of experiences, such as attending an art or photography exhibition, having dinner in the garden and watching a film or watching a concert in the arena with over 300 seats.
The redevelopment of the Florio Stand is part of the Valore Paese-FARI project. Dedicated to Donna Franca Florio and covering approximately 3,000 square meters, it hosts over sixty plant species that fit into the urban landscape, an oasis of relaxation and well-being “. The Florio Stand will also be a space dedicated to Contemporary art. The curator Alba Romano Pace in collaboration with Maria Letizia Cassata of Mesime will propose to the public a program of events and productions of internationally renowned artists. The goal is to create, a park dedicated to Land Art. “Through the door” is the title of the first installation chosen for the inauguration of the Florio stand. The Florio stand can be visited on the occasion of the expected occasions for opening to the public.
Official web site: https://www.standflorio.it