Auszug aus dem Mail vom 22.6.2020:
"Dear Mr. Martin Mittendorfer,
we are pleased to inform you that the Florence Biennale Curatorial Board examined your artistic work and curriculum, and expressed its favourable opinion about your participation in the XIIIth Florence Biennale 2021.
The Florence Biennale is the major contemporary art and design exhibition in Florence and one of the world's leading contemporary art exhibitions. Artists and designers from 78 countries participated in the latest edition, which has been held under the patronage of the European Parliament, Italian Commission for UNESCO, Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Tuscany Region, and Municipality of Florence, and was attended by more than 10,000 visitors.
The XIIIth Florence Biennale, which will take place at the Fortezza da Basso (Florence, Italy), from 23 to 31 October 2021, will engage participating artists and visitors in a rich programme of artistic and cultural activities. Aside from the main exhibition, there will be collateral events, performances, workshops, conferences, and lectures relating to the theme of the new edition, that will be announced later on this year. Each participating artist will have a dedicated page in the Official Catalogue of the XIIth Florence Biennale and will compete for the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" International Award, conferred by an International Jury, as well as for other Special Awards.
Moreover, within the framework of the Florence Biennale, the "Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Awards" (Art) and the "Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Awards" (Design) are conferred to individuals who have reached pinnacles of artistic achievement for their contribution to culture: Marina Abramović, Gustavo Aceves, Refik Anadol, Sauro Cavallini, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, David Hockney, El Anatsui, Arata Isozaki, Salvatore & Wanda Ferragamo, Ferrari & Pininfarina, Gilbert & George, Anish Kapoor, Elsa Peretti (Tiffany & Co.), Paula Scher, and Franco Zeffirelli are among the recipients of the past editions."