A total of 10 exhibitions are scheduled in Shanghai in the next five years, the two parties announced on Nov 6. Two of the serial exhibitions will be dedicated to celebrating the China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism in 2022. Based in Florence in Italy, the Uffizi Gallery is well-known worldwide for its ancient sculptures and collections of paintings, while the Bund One Art Museum is one of Shanghai's emerging landmarks.
The partnership between the Uffizi Galleries in Florence and the Bund One Art Museum in Shanghai, will be concretized in the programming of 10 exhibitions in five years, from 2002 to 2027, alongside opportunities for cultural exchange and study. As part of this international agreement, contracts have already been signed for the construction of the first three exhibitions that will bring some of the most celebrated masterpieces in the history of art to the Shanghai museum for the first time. The collaboration is expected to be the very first time the art collections preserved by the Italian gallery are showcased on such a large scale in China.
The first exhibition, which will open in the spring of 2022, will be Botticelli and the Renaissance, with about 50 works, while the second, scheduled between September 2022 and January 2023, will offer one of the most evocative collections of self-portraits in the world: Self-portraits, masterpieces from the Uffizi, with the protagonists of cultural life from 1500 to 21st century. From March to July 2023, however, it will be the turn of eighteenth-century masterpieces from the Uffizi, classic works and expressions of the variety of eighteenth-century schools.