The Tuscan town offers some important events during this period. From December 16th, 2011 to February 11th, 2012 you can visit the exhibition Fuori Campo – 42/24h: pictures by different photographers, like Nicola Brandt and Donatella Spaziani, as well as videos by Yasmijn Karhof, Yousef Moscatello, Leigh Orpaz and Marina Paris & Alberto D'Amico will help the audience to take s deeper look at the relationship between images – movement and time.
Hanako Kumazawa's personal exhibition, called La Forma dei Sogni (The Shape of Dreams), is open to the public until February 5th, 2012 inside Santa Maria della Scala (Piazza Duomo): 12 sculptures in terracotta and stone displaying the face of a girl whose hair is always different, according to different dreams. Kumazawa works with different materials coming from the surroundings of Siena, mixing them in order to emphasize the formal changes.
Last but not least, always inside Santa Maria delle Scala, Le Stanze del Desiderio (i.e. The Rooms of Desire): the first anthological exhibition dedicated to the famous cartoonist Milo Manara. Until January 8th, 2012 you can have a look at the 40-year-old career of this artist, among over 300 drawings, tables, tools and original covers, along with videos, installations and so on.
If you happen to be in Siena on New Year's Eve, on December 31st, 2011 the municipality organizes a party in order to give a warm welcome to the new year on the wonderful Piazza del Campo square, proposing music and shows all night long. On January 1st, 2012 the new year will be celebrated with a gospel concert: the Anthology of Gospel will actually present a short excursus along the history of Gospel music.