IDEAS AND DIVA OPEN CORRIDOIO FIORENTINO
The latest addition to FUA and Palazzi's cultural integration efforts resulting in projects open to the public is Corridoio Fiorentino, the new exhibition gallery located at via Magliabechi 1. Corridoio means "corridor" in Italian, and the word is both a nod to the spatial characteristics of the gallery as well as its conceptual position intended to channel creative and contemporary ideas produced by DIVA and IDEAS faculty and students.
Group and solo exhibits will be featured on a rotating basis in the space. All shows are intended to communicate to the public a contemporary vision of interactive digital media, design and architecture. Works on loan may also feature guest artists. The gallery maintains an educational approach to how exhibits are selected and shown as well as how the public can gain from its content. Advanced research and a dedication to fostering the public's appreciation/understanding of creative projects are a primary concern of the Corridoio Fiorentino. Since its opening, the space has hosted the final exhibitions of DIVA photography students as well as a collective show created by the University of Memphis under the coordination of professor David Horan.
In addition to regular exhibits, collateral programs such as music and multimedia installations are incorporated into the gallery's offering. These and the aforementioned initiatives of the Corridoio Fiorentino seek to cultivate a contemporary culture of creative vision in the historic center of the city of Florence.