Calendar

Nov
10
Wed
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 10 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 10 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 10 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Nov
11
Thu
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 11 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 11 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 11 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 11 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Nov
12
Fri
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 12 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 12 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 12 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 12 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 12 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) GIORNATA RICORDO CADUTI MILITARI E CIVILI NELLE MISSIONI INTERNAZIONALI DI PACE @ via Caduti di Nassirya
Nov 12 @ 11:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

SPOLETO JAZZ SEASON @ Teatro Caio Melisso
Nov 12 @ 21:00
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8, 22 October – 12 November
SPOLETO JAZZ SEASON
Organized by: Visioninmusica
www.visioninmusica.com

Visioninmusica renews its bond with the city of Spoleto presenting an intriguing edition of Spoleto Jazz Season in a European key. Dynamism, innovation and quality have always been the winning characteristics of Visioninmusica, and the 2021 edition features three fascinating events proposing very different musical forms and languages. This autumn, in the evocative settings of the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti and the Teatro Caio Melisso, great jazz will resound with the piano solo of Enrico Pieranunzi, the Luxembourg trio Reis/Demuth/Wiltgen and the progressive sounds of the Austrian Bartolomey-Bittmann.

Friday 8 October 2021
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, 9.00 p.m.
ENRICO PIERANUNZI – UNLIMITED.

Full price € 25,00
Reduced € 21,00 (Visioninmusica members, under 18, over 65, and for those who buy more than one concert at the same time.

Friday 22 October 2021
Caio Melisso Theatre, 9.00 p.m.
REIS DEMUTH WILTGEN – SLY.

Full price € 20,00
Reduced € 17,00 (Visioninmusica members, under 18, over 65, and for those who buy more than one concert at the same time.

Friday 12 November 2021
Caio Melisso Theatre, 9.00 p.m.
BARTOLOMEYBITTMANN – DYNAMO.

Full price € 20,00
Reduced € 17,00 (Visioninmusica members, under 18, over 65, and for those who buy more than one concert at the same time.

Tickets:
Caffè dello Sport – viale Trento e Trieste 78, Spoleto – Ph. 0039 0743 47796
New Sinfony – galleria del Corso 12, Terni – Ph. 0039 0744 407104
Online: www.vivaticket.it
At the theater’s box office one hour before the performance

Nov
13
Sat
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 13 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 13 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 13 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 13 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 13 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 13 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Nov
14
Sun
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 14 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 14 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 14 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 14 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 14 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 14 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Antiques Market @ Corso Mazzini - Giardini di Viale Matteotti
Nov 14 @ 08:00

The Antiques Market takes place every second Sunday of the month in Piazza della Libertà and in the nearby streets, from early morning to sunset.

It offers different types of objects, handicrafts, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, paintings etc.

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PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE RESIDENCES OF THE CITY – SPOLETO CARD guided walk @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 14 @ 10:30

The thematic guided tours in museums and trekking in the city are FREE for SPOLETO CARD holders.

The thematic guided tours and trekking in the city are ONLY ON RESERVATION and WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

For the TREKKING IN TOWN the RESERVATION is MANDATORY within the 18.00 of the previous Saturday.

Participation in guided tours requires compliance with current Covid-19 regulations.

Those who do not have the SPOLETO CARD will be able to participate:
– to THEMATIC GUIDED TOURS in the museums with a fee of € 3.00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket.
– TREKKING IN THE CITY with a fee of € 5.00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket where applicable.

The SPOLETO CARD is a combined ticket that allows to enter to numerous museal sites of the city and to benefit of particular advantages.

The SPOLETO CARD can be purchased in the participating museums and is valid 7 days.

SPOLETO CARD rates:
Red Card: € 9,50
Green Card: € 8,00 (from 15 to 25 years old, over 65 years old, groups)
Edited by: Sistema Museo, in collaboration with the Municipality of Spoleto.

For information and reservations: Soc.
Soc. Coop. Museum System
Tel and fax 0743 46434 – 0743 224952
E-mail: info@spoletocard.it
Website: www.spoletocard.it

JAZZ IS A (VIDEO) GAME | Multimedia concert @ Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
Nov 14 @ 18:00

JAZZ IS A (VIDEO) GAME
An unmissable visionary and engaging event suitable for all age groups, from those who remember the first legendary consoles to the youngest gamers who are experts on Xbox or the latest version of Playstation.
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Sunday 14 November 2021, 6.00 p.m. Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi
COLOURS JAZZ ORCHESTRA conducted by Massimo Morganti | Admission: € 2,00

Last date, within the 45th edition of the Roma Jazz Festival, for the interdisciplinary project Jazz is a (video) game: after the great success at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and at the Auditorium M9 – Museo del 900 in Mestre of the Young Art Jazz Ensemble conducted by Mario Corvini, it is the turn of Spoleto, where on Sunday 14th November at 6 p.m. the Colours Jazz Orchestra directed by Massimo Morganti will perform at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi.

Jazz is a (video) game is a multimedia concert in which the ensemble will deal with machinimas, works that lie at the crossroads between video art, experimental cinema and open source digital animation, created using fragments and sequences from famous videogames – such as GTA Gran Theft Auto, Flight Simulator, Traindrive, The Hunter, Chernobilyte, Backbone, The Longest Road on Earth. Jazz, a timeless language that moves fluidly from decade to decade, has always been able to interpret the social changes taking place, constantly in the avant-garde in its relationship with technological innovation (the gramophone, vinyl, cinema, video), determining a long and fruitful relationship with images and the visual dimension.

The music was composed by members of the two orchestras, by the Applied Music Course of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia and the School of Higher Education of the Saint Louis Music College. At this precise moment in history, when young and very young musicians are freeing themselves from the past, taking a light-hearted approach to jazz, big bands and orchestral formations are increasingly becoming a place for planning and research, a means of spreading knowledge of this musical genre and involving new audiences.

The entire project is financed by the Ministry of Culture, supported by the IMF Foundation and promoted by three important cultural realities: Visioninmusica, Roma Jazz Festival and Venetojazz, members of the Jazz Italian Platform National Association. It is advised by the writer, lecturer and artistic director of the Milan Machinima Festival Matteo Bittanti and also sees the international participation of important videomakers such as Benoit Paillé, Jordy Veenstra, Riccardo Retez, Luca Miranda, Florian Krepcik and Ashford Philip Ciampà.

Nov
15
Mon
Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 15 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 15 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 15 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 15 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 15 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
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Nov
16
Tue
Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 16 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 16 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 16 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
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(Italiano) SETTIMANA NAZIONALE NATI PER LEGGERE | Andiamo diritti alle storie! Inbook, albi illustrati ed altre meraviglie @ Palazzo Mauri
Nov 16 @ 16:30
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Nov
17
Wed
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 17 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 17 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 17 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Nov
18
Thu
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 18 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 18 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 18 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 18 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 18 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 18 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Nov
19
Fri
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 19 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 19 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 19 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 19 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 19 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 19 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 20 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 20 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 20 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 20 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 20 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 20 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) TEDxSpoleto | L’Uomo, il Genio @ Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
Nov 20 @ 15:00 – 19:00

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