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Sep
11
Sun
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 11 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 11 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 11 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 11 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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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Sep
12
Mon
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 12 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 12 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 12 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 12 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

Sep
13
Tue
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

Sep
14
Wed
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 14 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 14 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 14 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 14 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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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76th Opera Season | OPERALIEDER @ Sala Monterosso di Villa Redenta
Sep 14 @ 21:00

The season: from the 18th to the 20th century and a world premiere, the work by Fiorenzo Carpi and Giorgio Strehler.

On stage from 11 August to 24 September 2022 in Spoleto, Città di Castello, Foligno, Perugia, Todi and Terni.

Composers and libretists on schedule include George Bizet, Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, Peter Brook, Giorgio Strehler, Fiorenzo Carpi, Alessandro Solbiati, Matteo Giuliani, Giuseppe Sellitti, Leonardo Vinci, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Featuring Carlo Palleschi, Marco Angius, Pierfrancesco Borrelli, Salvatore Percacciolo.

Directors: Alessio Pizzech, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Andrea Stanisci and Henning Brockhaus.

Thursday 11th August 2022 at 8.30 p.m. (preview open to the public), Friday 12th August 2022 at 6.00 p.m. (1st performance), Saturday 13th August 2022 at 12.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. (2nd and 3rd performances), the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale will stage “La tragédie de CARMEN” by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook, adapted from George Bizet, Meilhac, Halevy and Prosper Mérimée, whose musical conduction is entrusted to Carlo Palleschi, while the direction will be by Alessio Pizzech, the stage design by Andrea Stanisci and the lights by Eva Bruno. The performers will be the solo singers and instrumentalists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. The opera will also be performed during the 2022 Umbria Opera Season in the main Umbrian theatres from 21 to 24 September 2022. The tour will begin on Wednesday 21 September at 8.30 p.m. at the Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, and will then stop off at the Teatro degli Illuminati in Città di Castello – on Thursday 22 September at 8.30 p.m. -, at the Teatro Comunale in Todi – on Friday 23 September at 8.30 p.m. – and conclude at the Teatro Sergio Secci in Terni on Saturday 24 September at 8.30 p.m.

A world premiere opera will officially open the 76th season this year. “LA PORTA DIVISORIA“, on a libretto by Giorgio Strehler, music by Fiorenzo Carpi and finale by Alessandro Solbiati, transcription by Matteo Giuliani, will be staged at the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2022 at 8.30 p.m., Sunday 4 September 2022 at 5 p.m.. Conduction by maestro Marco Angius, with the direction of Giorgio Bongiovanni.

The collaboration with the Centro Studi Pergolesi-Università degli Studi di Milano continues with the premiere of the intermezzo “LA FRANCHEZZA DELLE DONNE” by Giuseppe Sellitti, libretto by Tommaso Mariani, in the new critical edition by Antonio Dilella, together with the intermezzo “L’AMMALATO IMMAGINARIO” by Leonardo Vinci, in the critical edition by Gaetano Pitarresi.

Instrumental Ensemble and soloists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, conduction by Pierfrancesco Borrelli, direction by Andrea Stanisci.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 9.00 p.m. at the Sala Monterosso in Villa Redenta, Spoleto, appointment with “OPERALIEDER – LE DONNE, I CAVALLIER, L’ARME, GLI AMORI”, music by Gustav Mahler.

The playbill will be concluded by the new production of “DON GIOVANNI” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (Kalmus Editions), on stage at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto on Friday 16th September (first performance) and Saturday 17th September (second performance), at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday 18th September (third performance) at 5.00 p.m. Previews for students, senior citizens and associations will take place on Tuesday 13 September (6 p.m.), Wednesday 14 September (4 p.m.) and Thursday 15 September (6 p.m.). The opera will also be staged on Monday 19 September and Tuesday 20 September at 9.00 p.m. at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia, part of the tour of the Stagione Lirica Regionale 2022. Conduction by Salvatore Percacciolo and direction by Henning Brockhaus.

The protagonists of the Season will be the winning and eligible singers of the 2021 and 2022 Competitions, as well as those that the Artistic Direction has selected from among the singers who presented themselves at the auditions and winning singers from previous editions.

Sep
15
Thu
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 15 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 15 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 15 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 15 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 15 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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Sep
16
Fri
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 16 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 16 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 16 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 16 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 16 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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76th Opera Season | DON GIOVANNI @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Sep 16 @ 20:30

The season: from the 18th to the 20th century and a world premiere, the work by Fiorenzo Carpi and Giorgio Strehler.

On stage from 11 August to 24 September 2022 in Spoleto, Città di Castello, Foligno, Perugia, Todi and Terni.

Composers and libretists on schedule include George Bizet, Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, Peter Brook, Giorgio Strehler, Fiorenzo Carpi, Alessandro Solbiati, Matteo Giuliani, Giuseppe Sellitti, Leonardo Vinci, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Featuring Carlo Palleschi, Marco Angius, Pierfrancesco Borrelli, Salvatore Percacciolo.

Directors: Alessio Pizzech, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Andrea Stanisci and Henning Brockhaus.

Thursday 11th August 2022 at 8.30 p.m. (preview open to the public), Friday 12th August 2022 at 6.00 p.m. (1st performance), Saturday 13th August 2022 at 12.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. (2nd and 3rd performances), the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale will stage “La tragédie de CARMEN” by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook, adapted from George Bizet, Meilhac, Halevy and Prosper Mérimée, whose musical conduction is entrusted to Carlo Palleschi, while the direction will be by Alessio Pizzech, the stage design by Andrea Stanisci and the lights by Eva Bruno. The performers will be the solo singers and instrumentalists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. The opera will also be performed during the 2022 Umbria Opera Season in the main Umbrian theatres from 21 to 24 September 2022. The tour will begin on Wednesday 21 September at 8.30 p.m. at the Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, and will then stop off at the Teatro degli Illuminati in Città di Castello – on Thursday 22 September at 8.30 p.m. -, at the Teatro Comunale in Todi – on Friday 23 September at 8.30 p.m. – and conclude at the Teatro Sergio Secci in Terni on Saturday 24 September at 8.30 p.m.

A world premiere opera will officially open the 76th season this year. “LA PORTA DIVISORIA“, on a libretto by Giorgio Strehler, music by Fiorenzo Carpi and finale by Alessandro Solbiati, transcription by Matteo Giuliani, will be staged at the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2022 at 8.30 p.m., Sunday 4 September 2022 at 5 p.m.. Conduction by maestro Marco Angius, with the direction of Giorgio Bongiovanni.

The collaboration with the Centro Studi Pergolesi-Università degli Studi di Milano continues with the premiere of the intermezzo “LA FRANCHEZZA DELLE DONNE” by Giuseppe Sellitti, libretto by Tommaso Mariani, in the new critical edition by Antonio Dilella, together with the intermezzo “L’AMMALATO IMMAGINARIO” by Leonardo Vinci, in the critical edition by Gaetano Pitarresi.

Instrumental Ensemble and soloists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, conduction by Pierfrancesco Borrelli, direction by Andrea Stanisci.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 9.00 p.m. at the Sala Monterosso in Villa Redenta, Spoleto, appointment with “OPERALIEDER – LE DONNE, I CAVALLIER, L’ARME, GLI AMORI”, music by Gustav Mahler.

The playbill will be concluded by the new production of “DON GIOVANNI” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (Kalmus Editions), on stage at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto on Friday 16th September (first performance) and Saturday 17th September (second performance), at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday 18th September (third performance) at 5.00 p.m. Previews for students, senior citizens and associations will take place on Tuesday 13 September (6 p.m.), Wednesday 14 September (4 p.m.) and Thursday 15 September (6 p.m.). The opera will also be staged on Monday 19 September and Tuesday 20 September at 9.00 p.m. at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia, part of the tour of the Stagione Lirica Regionale 2022. Conduction by Salvatore Percacciolo and direction by Henning Brockhaus.

The protagonists of the Season will be the winning and eligible singers of the 2021 and 2022 Competitions, as well as those that the Artistic Direction has selected from among the singers who presented themselves at the auditions and winning singers from previous editions.

Sep
17
Sat
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 17 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 17 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 17 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 17 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

76th Opera Season | DON GIOVANNI @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Sep 17 @ 20:30

The season: from the 18th to the 20th century and a world premiere, the work by Fiorenzo Carpi and Giorgio Strehler.

On stage from 11 August to 24 September 2022 in Spoleto, Città di Castello, Foligno, Perugia, Todi and Terni.

Composers and libretists on schedule include George Bizet, Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, Peter Brook, Giorgio Strehler, Fiorenzo Carpi, Alessandro Solbiati, Matteo Giuliani, Giuseppe Sellitti, Leonardo Vinci, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Featuring Carlo Palleschi, Marco Angius, Pierfrancesco Borrelli, Salvatore Percacciolo.

Directors: Alessio Pizzech, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Andrea Stanisci and Henning Brockhaus.

Thursday 11th August 2022 at 8.30 p.m. (preview open to the public), Friday 12th August 2022 at 6.00 p.m. (1st performance), Saturday 13th August 2022 at 12.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. (2nd and 3rd performances), the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale will stage “La tragédie de CARMEN” by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook, adapted from George Bizet, Meilhac, Halevy and Prosper Mérimée, whose musical conduction is entrusted to Carlo Palleschi, while the direction will be by Alessio Pizzech, the stage design by Andrea Stanisci and the lights by Eva Bruno. The performers will be the solo singers and instrumentalists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. The opera will also be performed during the 2022 Umbria Opera Season in the main Umbrian theatres from 21 to 24 September 2022. The tour will begin on Wednesday 21 September at 8.30 p.m. at the Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, and will then stop off at the Teatro degli Illuminati in Città di Castello – on Thursday 22 September at 8.30 p.m. -, at the Teatro Comunale in Todi – on Friday 23 September at 8.30 p.m. – and conclude at the Teatro Sergio Secci in Terni on Saturday 24 September at 8.30 p.m.

A world premiere opera will officially open the 76th season this year. “LA PORTA DIVISORIA“, on a libretto by Giorgio Strehler, music by Fiorenzo Carpi and finale by Alessandro Solbiati, transcription by Matteo Giuliani, will be staged at the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2022 at 8.30 p.m., Sunday 4 September 2022 at 5 p.m.. Conduction by maestro Marco Angius, with the direction of Giorgio Bongiovanni.

The collaboration with the Centro Studi Pergolesi-Università degli Studi di Milano continues with the premiere of the intermezzo “LA FRANCHEZZA DELLE DONNE” by Giuseppe Sellitti, libretto by Tommaso Mariani, in the new critical edition by Antonio Dilella, together with the intermezzo “L’AMMALATO IMMAGINARIO” by Leonardo Vinci, in the critical edition by Gaetano Pitarresi.

Instrumental Ensemble and soloists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, conduction by Pierfrancesco Borrelli, direction by Andrea Stanisci.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 9.00 p.m. at the Sala Monterosso in Villa Redenta, Spoleto, appointment with “OPERALIEDER – LE DONNE, I CAVALLIER, L’ARME, GLI AMORI”, music by Gustav Mahler.

The playbill will be concluded by the new production of “DON GIOVANNI” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (Kalmus Editions), on stage at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto on Friday 16th September (first performance) and Saturday 17th September (second performance), at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday 18th September (third performance) at 5.00 p.m. Previews for students, senior citizens and associations will take place on Tuesday 13 September (6 p.m.), Wednesday 14 September (4 p.m.) and Thursday 15 September (6 p.m.). The opera will also be staged on Monday 19 September and Tuesday 20 September at 9.00 p.m. at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia, part of the tour of the Stagione Lirica Regionale 2022. Conduction by Salvatore Percacciolo and direction by Henning Brockhaus.

The protagonists of the Season will be the winning and eligible singers of the 2021 and 2022 Competitions, as well as those that the Artistic Direction has selected from among the singers who presented themselves at the auditions and winning singers from previous editions.

Sep
18
Sun
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 18 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 18 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 18 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 18 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

76th Opera Season | DON GIOVANNI @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Sep 18 @ 17:00

The season: from the 18th to the 20th century and a world premiere, the work by Fiorenzo Carpi and Giorgio Strehler.

On stage from 11 August to 24 September 2022 in Spoleto, Città di Castello, Foligno, Perugia, Todi and Terni.

Composers and libretists on schedule include George Bizet, Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière, Peter Brook, Giorgio Strehler, Fiorenzo Carpi, Alessandro Solbiati, Matteo Giuliani, Giuseppe Sellitti, Leonardo Vinci, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Featuring Carlo Palleschi, Marco Angius, Pierfrancesco Borrelli, Salvatore Percacciolo.

Directors: Alessio Pizzech, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Andrea Stanisci and Henning Brockhaus.

Thursday 11th August 2022 at 8.30 p.m. (preview open to the public), Friday 12th August 2022 at 6.00 p.m. (1st performance), Saturday 13th August 2022 at 12.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. (2nd and 3rd performances), the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale will stage “La tragédie de CARMEN” by Marius Constant, Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook, adapted from George Bizet, Meilhac, Halevy and Prosper Mérimée, whose musical conduction is entrusted to Carlo Palleschi, while the direction will be by Alessio Pizzech, the stage design by Andrea Stanisci and the lights by Eva Bruno. The performers will be the solo singers and instrumentalists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. The opera will also be performed during the 2022 Umbria Opera Season in the main Umbrian theatres from 21 to 24 September 2022. The tour will begin on Wednesday 21 September at 8.30 p.m. at the Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, and will then stop off at the Teatro degli Illuminati in Città di Castello – on Thursday 22 September at 8.30 p.m. -, at the Teatro Comunale in Todi – on Friday 23 September at 8.30 p.m. – and conclude at the Teatro Sergio Secci in Terni on Saturday 24 September at 8.30 p.m.

A world premiere opera will officially open the 76th season this year. “LA PORTA DIVISORIA“, on a libretto by Giorgio Strehler, music by Fiorenzo Carpi and finale by Alessandro Solbiati, transcription by Matteo Giuliani, will be staged at the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2022 at 8.30 p.m., Sunday 4 September 2022 at 5 p.m.. Conduction by maestro Marco Angius, with the direction of Giorgio Bongiovanni.

The collaboration with the Centro Studi Pergolesi-Università degli Studi di Milano continues with the premiere of the intermezzo “LA FRANCHEZZA DELLE DONNE” by Giuseppe Sellitti, libretto by Tommaso Mariani, in the new critical edition by Antonio Dilella, together with the intermezzo “L’AMMALATO IMMAGINARIO” by Leonardo Vinci, in the critical edition by Gaetano Pitarresi.

Instrumental Ensemble and soloists of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, conduction by Pierfrancesco Borrelli, direction by Andrea Stanisci.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 9.00 p.m. at the Sala Monterosso in Villa Redenta, Spoleto, appointment with “OPERALIEDER – LE DONNE, I CAVALLIER, L’ARME, GLI AMORI”, music by Gustav Mahler.

The playbill will be concluded by the new production of “DON GIOVANNI” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (Kalmus Editions), on stage at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto on Friday 16th September (first performance) and Saturday 17th September (second performance), at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday 18th September (third performance) at 5.00 p.m. Previews for students, senior citizens and associations will take place on Tuesday 13 September (6 p.m.), Wednesday 14 September (4 p.m.) and Thursday 15 September (6 p.m.). The opera will also be staged on Monday 19 September and Tuesday 20 September at 9.00 p.m. at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia, part of the tour of the Stagione Lirica Regionale 2022. Conduction by Salvatore Percacciolo and direction by Henning Brockhaus.

The protagonists of the Season will be the winning and eligible singers of the 2021 and 2022 Competitions, as well as those that the Artistic Direction has selected from among the singers who presented themselves at the auditions and winning singers from previous editions.

Sep
19
Mon
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 19 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 19 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 19 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 19 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 19 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
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
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Sep
20
Tue
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 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
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Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
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Sep
21
Wed
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 21 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 21 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 21 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 21 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 21 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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Sep
22
Thu
Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 22 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 22 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 22 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 22 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 22 all-day

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Piazza Bovio
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Vicolo San Filippo 16
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Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 23 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

The Attolico Collection, the result of decades of acquisitions of works first by Tommaso Lucherini (1891-1967) and then by his daughter Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), consists of approximately 500 works including sculptures and paintings ranging from artists of the 1920s (de Chirico, Balla, Sironi, Pirandello, Morandi, Mafai) to Neoavantgarde artists (Schifano, Pascali, De Dominicis, Manzoni, Mattiacci, Boetti, Mauri), Arte Povera (Calzolari, Kounellis), up to conceptual artists (Kosuth, LeWitt, Agnetti, Mochetti), exponents of the San Lorenzo School (Ceccobelli, Bianchi, Dessì, Nunzio, Gallo) or protagonists of our days (Kentridge, Sierra, Vezzoli, Muniz, Cattelan, Beecroft), just to name a few.

Already temporarily exhibited in public spaces in the past, following the formalisation of a loan agreement between the Municipality of Spoleto and Elena and Lorenzo Attolico (Bianca’s children and current managers of the collection, Elena also being the President of the Friends of Palazzo Collicola), part of the collection will now be housed in Palazzo Collicola in some rooms along the route of the ‘G. Carandente’ Gallery of Modern Art in Spoleto.

For its inauguration, a nucleus of works by important Italian artists not present in the museum’s permanent collection was selected, in agreement with the museum’s Director, Marco Tonelli, and thanks to the critical apparatus by Lorenzo Fiorucci and Davide Silvioli, tracing a synthetic and illustrative path of Italian art from the mid-1950s to the present day. By means of works by 11 artists (Burri, Castellani, Manzoni, Alviani, Agnetti, De Dominicis, Kounellis, Schifano, Vezzoli, Campanini and Arienti), the intention was to construct, without obviously philological aims but as exemplary cases, a path of modernity, innovation and experimentation that constituted the best Italian research in the artistic sphere, almost as if to form a multiform but equally eccentric and visionary gaze on the part of artists who are historicised or, as they are still living, undoubtedly destined to be so.

Of each of the selected artists, works have been chosen that can represent them in an unambiguous way, that is, according to those formal and linguistic traits that have distinguished their poetics despite the different styles, materials and periods in the course of their activity.

A true collection within a collection, therefore, that ideally covers, with works created between 1965 and 2002, the physiological “lacks” of the Gallery of Modern Art of Spoleto and that at the same time allows us to review works by protagonists of modern and contemporary Italian art, placed in a historical continuity and comparison with the works in the permanent collection of Spoleto, including Leoncillo, Pascali, Ceroli, Accardi, Griffa, Lo Savio, Mochetti, LeWitt, Calder, Pepper, Moore, Caro, David Smith.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 23 all-day

EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

Sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci‘s archive and inspirations take shape in an exhibition and in the digital spaces of Instagram in the EMLibrary (Eliseo Mattiacci Library) project, developed by Studio Eliseo Mattiacci and exhibited at the Carandente Library.

Each section in the exhibition delves into a theme, entrusted to a different author who conveys the free associations between books and the sculptor’s work. Short teaser videos made by Marco Morici, with sound composed by Edoardo Rossano, summarize the iconographic kaleidoscope of each core. The “bibliography,” usually relegated to a background appendix, becomes the primary tool for investigating the work. Each theme, in addition to the books, carries with it a core of documents, notes, and images found within the books and “adjacent” to the theme. Generally, the critic is invited to write about a work or exhibition, and then the artist’s iconographic references are traced back. In this project the sense is reversed, the books become the window through which to look at the work.

Opening times:
from Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 23 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

Since the 1980s, Fabrizio Plessi has been experimentally and pioneeringly anticipating uses of the digital set design now widespread, and has created numerous electronic sets for television, theatre, contemporary dance or as stand-alone shows, including those of the trilogy of choreographer and director Frédéric Flamand’s The Fall of Icarus (1989), Titanic (1992) and Ex machina (1994), as well as Pirandello’s Dress the Undressed (2010), Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006) and Fenix DNA installed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (2017).

The exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, realised in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (which first exhibited the electronic scenes of the trilogy at the Magazzini del Sale in March 2022), presents a digital reconstruction of the 6 most engaging and innovative electronic sets among the many realised in Plessi’s career, through films, photos, projects, drawings and notes by the artist, which projected onto as many reconstructions of monumental wooden and digital books flow like pages of memories and fantastic tales.

If the trilogy choreographed by Flamand metaphorically expresses the tensions, anxieties and catastrophes of contemporaneity, increasingly dependent on media and digital instrumentation, the theatre of Pirandello (transmitted on stage, together with the actors by monitor images) and Shakespeare (with costumes and high-speed helmets) has been revisited by Plessi with highly innovative and futuristic scenic installations, triggering suggestions that make them true works of total art, following the idea that the artist has been experimenting with since 1987 with the large installation Roma presented at Documenta in Kassel. It is Fenix DNA, an immersive work, dedicated to the rebirth of the Phoenix, that ideally closes the circle, staging the same primary and natural elements of the artist’s poetics, including fire, water and lightning. The large digital pages projected on monumental wooden books, with more than two hundred images inside them, immersed in the darkness of the rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, in their flowing as if moved by the wind, give a sense of the design of the theatre works, revealing the very workshop of the artist’s creativity in its phases of gestation, inspiration, euphoria, fantasy and visionary spirit, demonstrating that the creative principle of the artist is still the sign that the hand traces on the sheet of paper.

Almost as if to tell us that at bottom the most intimate structure of Plessi’s work communicates and romantically stages, as in a dream that has never been interrupted, his instinctive passion for theatricality and the spectacular magic of art.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona and “Amici di Palazzo Collicola” association.

Opening hours Palazzo Collicola:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 23 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
25 June – 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June 5 pm

A habitat of interactive sculptures, a documentary exhibition, an evolutionary path, a stage set, videos and photographs: this is Euforia Carogna, a project specifically conceived for the spaces of Palazzo Collicola and realised also thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi, in which Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella will take part with the performance Porte.

An exhibition with two artists/performers/writers/directors whose language moves between desecration and criticism, word and neurosis, form and experimentation, hybridising sound, noise, object, body in a continuous metamorphosis often taken to the limits of ‘cruelty’. As they themselves wrote for the occasion: “Having thirty-five years of work behind us and knowing that there will probably not be another thirty-five ahead of us would throw anyone into despair. But since it is us, we accept the verdict of time trusting to disprove it, because to experience freedom without the need to idealise it, is an opportunity that does not fear the uncertainty of the future’.

Euforia Carogna is in itself a ‘monstrum’ exhibition, that is to say a prodigy, which announces itself right from the museum’s entrance staircase and swaggering into the austere and noble spaces of Palazzo Collicola and its collection of paintings, mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings and antique furnishings, where history observes contemporaneity through the severe or passionate gazes of cardinals, saints, madonnas, martyrs, hanging on the walls of the Hall of Honour, the Chapel and all the 15 rooms in which the exhibition winds its way, culminating in a large installation, threadlike and transparent, suspended along the Painted Gallery.

The exhibition itself presents itself as one big performance, in which cycles of stage sculptures used in Fotofinish, blow-ups taken from some theatrical performances, books on wheels and handmade, Pictures of Light, Stage Paintings, Juggling Cards, Faces…Goths, musical instruments, fabric sculptures on mirrored sheets animate the space like fragile and impertinent intruders, while in some rooms videos, film fragments, theatrical actions and voices such as The Cry of the Centaur are projected. A sort of vain party of works and images, costumes and small habitats, inviting the spectator to participate, to touch, to play the creative and uninhibited game to which Rezza gives voice and body and Mastrella support and structure. Perfect balance between order and chaos, rigour and improvisation, RezzaMastrella’s habitat and stage machine are capable of invading space and being invaded by the audience, of soliciting and being solicited by our reactions. Inside the museum of Palazzo Collicola, their works thus take on the features of a true form of autonomous life, a pulsating organ, a creative anarchy planned down to the smallest detail.

The exhibition was also made possible thanks to the contribution of the Festival dei Due Mondi and the Sardegna Film Commission.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10.30-13.00 / 15.30-19.00

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