Il Bisonte is broadening its horizons and, surprisingly, has arrived where we didn’t expect to see it: Florence, a city characterized by its rich culture of history and art as well as its many easily recognized visual icons.
Following last year’s opening of the Milan flagship store and the temporary store on rue Saint Roch in Paris, Il Bisonte continues its program of expansion of the distribution by inaugurating its first directly-operated store in Asia.
“Marina” is the bag designed by Wanny Di Filippo to celebrate one of the most famous and controversial figures in contemporary art. The exhibition “Marina Abramović – The cleaner” (Septermber 2018 – January 2019) is a unique retrospective bringing together a hundred videos, photographs, paintings, objects and installations that explain the 40-years carrier of an extraordinary artist whose works have revolutionized the idea of performance, testing body expressive potential to the limit.
Inspired by the famous “cuts” by Lucio Fontana, the white leather bag with black shoulder straps was created by Il Bisonte for the exhibition ‘Dawn of a Nation: From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano’ (March – September 2018).
A cowhide cross body bag in shades of blue and pink, which are identical to the colors of Mary’s veil and dress in Pontormo’s “Visitazione” (1514-16), guides visitors as they discover the great masters of color gathered in the exhibition, ‘The Cinquecento in Florence: From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna’ (September 2017 – January 2018).
For the impressive retrospective ‘Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance’ (March – July 2017), Il Bisonte celebrates one of the founding fathers of Video Art with a creation that recalls its styles and icons.
In the occasion of the exhibition ‘Ai Weiwei. Libero’ (September 2016 – January 2017), the most famous living Chinese artist decorated the façade of Palazzo Strozzi with 22 inflatable lifeboats, symbolizing the sea rescues of thousands of refugees fleeing war, persecution, and famine.
In 1949, Peggy Guggenheim, who had been in Europe for a little while, decided to exhibit the works of her famous collection at Palazzo Strozzi. Sixty-seven years later, Florence welcomes the extraordinary masterpieces of the Guggenheim Museum of New York, collected in the exhibition ‘From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim collections’ (March – July 2016).
The special edition Il Bisonte bag for the exhibition ‘Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World’ (March – June 2015) shoulder bag colored in bronze, a material that in ancient times was considered more precious than silver.
Created for the exhibition ‘Picasso and Spanish Modernity’ (September 2014 – January 2015), the shoulder bag in black and white cowhide plays with form and function thanks to hidden magnetic compartments and internal pockets, removable shoulder straps, and carabiners.