Calendar

Jul
21
Sat
PHOTO EXHIBITION | The Hidden Theatre. A story in images @ Museo Archeologico e Teatro Romano di Spoleto
Jul 21 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
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The exhibition The Hidden Theatre. A story in images is a collection of unpublished photographs dating back to the years of the discovery of the Roman Theatre of Spoleto and its unearthing, from 1938 to 1960.

The exhibition, promoted by the Polo Museale dell’Umbria – Museo Archeologico e Teatro Romano di Spoleto, in collaboration with Astra onlus and the Archivio di Stato di Perugia, section of Spoleto, shows photographs coming from the Accademia Etrusca di Cortona and from the archive of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell’Umbria. The exhibition reveals unpublished aspects of the discovery of the Roman theatre and the transformation of the complex of S.Agata from a judicial prison (1867-1957) to a museum.

The history of the monastery of S. Agata – already known thanks to the research of G. Curti, S. Di Sante Coaccioli, S. Gubbiotti, resulting in the 2011 documented book “The Roman Theatre and the former monastery of S.Agata. Chronicle of its transformations” – is now enriched by photographs taken by the then inspector archaeologist Umberto Ciotti, who documented every step of the demolition and excavation work.

Polo Museale dell’Umbria
Piazza Giordano Bruno 10 – Perugia – tel. 075 5759612
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
Via Sant’Agata 18A – tel. 0743 223277

Nov
19
Tue
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 19 2019 – Feb 5 2025 all-day
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Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Ph. 0039 0743 234059

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Ph. 0039 0743 223653

If you want to know the film schedule of Cinéma Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau, visit  www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it or follow the Facebook page Spoleto Cinema al Centro.

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

Nov
23
Sat
CHRISTMAS MARKETS, CRIBS AND ENTERTAINMENT @ Spoleto
Nov 23 2019 – Jan 26 2020 all-day
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FROZEN PARK
Ice rink
from Saturday 23 November 2019 to Sunday 26 January 2020
parking area near Via Fratelli Cervi

CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Friday 29 November – Tuesday 14 January 2020
Casina dell’Ippocastano gardens

THE ENCHANTED FOREST
music concerts and Christmas shows on weekends
Saturday 30 November – Wednesday 15 January 2020
Chico Mendes Park

NATALE IN GIOCO
7-8 December/ 14-15 December/ 21-22 December | Old Town
children’s entertainment with Santa Claus from 16.30 to 19.30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS
from Sunday 8 December 2019 to Tuesday 14 January 2020
Church of S. Simone
Spoleto, la città in un Presepe – 10th edition

BAGPIPERS
7-8 December/ 14-15 December/ 21-22 December
Old Town

Spoleto d’Inverno – The full program @ Spoleto
Nov 23 2019 – Jan 26 2020 all-day
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Rock priestess Patti Smith with her ‘Words and music’ (Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, 3 December 2019, at 21), celebrating her return to Italy in Spoleto the extraordinary talent of Moni Ovadia and the eternal roaming of the Wandering Jew at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti (27 December at 21) in “Cabaret Yiddish”;  the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra in The legend of Ennio Morricone Vol. 2° (28 December at 21, also at the Teatro Menotti). This and much more  in the full program of Spoleto d’Inverno. Two are the scheduled events to greet the new year. In piazza Garibaldi, starting from 22.30, concert by Tony Esposito  feat. Enrico Capuano & La TammurriataRock, a musical project that combines Neapolitan rhythms with folk-rock; downtown Spoleto will also host vagrant music by Banda Irè, a twelvesome street band with a Samba, Axé, Samba-reggae and funky repertoire. Fireworks at midnight from the towering Rocca Albornoz will fill the Spoleto sky with sounds and colours.
Fro the entire Christmas period (30 November – 14 January) there will be a Christmas Market at the Casina Ippocastano while the Chico Mendez Ppark willl become an “Enchanted Forest”, a space to gaze at artistic lighting and attend concerts and Christmas event on Fridays. And then sport, theatre, music, exbitions, and more.

Besides Spoleto d’Inverno, here are some of the events already scheduled for spring: the return on stage of the pair Lopez-Solenghi on 15 March, the International Dance Week (30 March – 4 April), the Salotto delle Eccellenze (March / April), sacred music concert Cantate Mecum Domino by the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in April, the concert by the association Omaggio all’Umbria (April / May), and  the Camera and symphonic concerts by Filarmonica Umbra in May and June.

Programme

Spring anticipations

Dec
14
Sat
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 14 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 14 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 14 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 14 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Dec
15
Sun
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 15 all-day
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Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 15 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 15 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 15 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Dec 15 @ 11:30

SPOLETO CARD DECEMBER GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Best wishes, Maestro! @ Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
Dec 15 @ 16:30
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AUGURI MAESTRO
Sunday 15 December| Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi | h 16.30

A tribute by the Compagnia Teatrale La Maschera for maestro Gianfrancesco Marignoli’s birthday

Free entrance upon reservation:
Spoleto Tourist Office – Ph. +39 0743 218620

Christmas Comes Into Play | Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown @ Spoleto
Dec 15 @ 16:30 – 19:30
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Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown on the weekends in December from 16.30 to 19.30.

On 14-15 December: SANTA’S POST OFFICE  at the Auditorium della Stella, DOLCILANDIA at the Torre dell’Olio, TRUCCOLANDIA and GUSTOLANDIA at Largo Ferrer, SANTA’S HOUSE – Via del Mercato 14, GIOCOLANDIA featuring Harlequin – Palazzo Leti Sensi  CAKE TASTING – Piazza Garibaldi, Bby Fattoria Sociale, MAGO RICCARDO – wandering through the streets

On 21 and 22 December an elf will also stroll through the city and there will also be Santa’s sled in Piazza Gribaldi

The CHRISTMAS BUS is a free shuttle bus that will tour around the upper city and Piazza Garibaldi.

Dec
16
Mon
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 16 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 16 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Dec
17
Tue
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 17 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 17 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Dec
18
Wed
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 18 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 18 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato
Dec 18 @ 16:30
<!--:it-->UN LIBRO ILLUSTRATO SUI MURI | Gli affreschi del loggiato della Rocca Albornoz tra nuovi restauri e fonti scritte<!--:--><!--:en-->A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS<!--:--> @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato

A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS
The arcade’s frescoes at the Rocca Albornoz between new restorations and written sources

Wednesday 18 December 2019 – h 16.30
Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
Thursday 19 December 2019 – h 16.30
State Archives Spoleto
On the occasion of the latest restorations at the Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto and of the new studies performed at the State Archives’ local section, director Paola Mercurelli Salari presents two appointments on the theme A Picture Book On The Walls. The arcade’s frescoes at the Rocca Albornoz between new restorations and written sources.

The meetings will take place on Wednesday 18 December at the Sala Eugenio IV by the Rocca Albornoz and Thursday 19 December at the State Archives in Spoleto starting at 16.30.

Wednesday 18 dicembre Paola Mercurelli Salari will discuss the latest restoration works wich were performed at the Rocca Albornoz. Ikuvium R.C. srl restorer Roberto Fofi will detail the interventions for the recovery of painted and stone surfaces, while director of the Perugia State Archives  Luigi Rambotti will illustrate the Rocca between the XVth and the XVIthe century, showing the emergences from the last studies on the archival documentation.
Maria Paola Bianchi will present her researches with her colleague Maria Rosaria Benvenuti, to identify the coats-of-arms of those who ruled over the fortress across time.

The event will finish Thursday 19 December at 16.30 by the Spoleto State Archives with a guided visit led by Maria Paola Bianchi, who will illustrate selected papers, statutes, edicts, notary and judicial deeds which turned out crucial for the identification of the coats-of-arms, shedding light on the methodology adopted.

The two meetings are but an anticipation of the series From the Museum to the Territory. Thematic, Cultural Itineraries by Sistema Museo, which will be introduced on Wednesday 18 December and will start in January 2020 on a monthly basis, on themes which will be first introduced at the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, then examined in detail through visits to various areas. 

Admission to the two meetings is free.

Dec
19
Thu
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 19 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 19 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS @ Archivio di Stato sez. Spoleto - Largo Ermini
Dec 19 @ 16:30
<!--:it-->UN LIBRO ILLUSTRATO SUI MURI | Gli affreschi del loggiato della Rocca Albornoz tra nuovi restauri e fonti scritte<!--:--><!--:en-->A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS<!--:--> @ Archivio di Stato sez. Spoleto - Largo Ermini

A PICTURE BOOK ON THE WALLS
The arcade’s frescoes at the Rocca Albornoz between new restorations and written sources

Wednesday 18 December 2019 – h 16.30
Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
Thursday 19 December 2019 – h 16.30
State Archives Spoleto
On the occasion of the latest restorations at the Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto and of the new studies performed at the State Archives’ local section, director Paola Mercurelli Salari presents two appointments on the theme A Picture Book On The Walls. The arcade’s frescoes at the Rocca Albornoz between new restorations and written sources.

The meetings will take place on Wednesday 18 December at the Sala Eugenio IV by the Rocca Albornoz and Thursday 19 December at the State Archives in Spoleto starting at 16.30.

Wednesday 18 dicembre Paola Mercurelli Salari will discuss the latest restoration works wich were performed at the Rocca Albornoz. Ikuvium R.C. srl restorer Roberto Fofi will detail the interventions for the recovery of painted and stone surfaces, while director of the Perugia State Archives  Luigi Rambotti will illustrate the Rocca between the XVth and the XVIthe century, showing the emergences from the last studies on the archival documentation.
Maria Paola Bianchi will present her researches with her colleague Maria Rosaria Benvenuti, to identify the coats-of-arms of those who ruled over the fortress across time.

The event will finish Thursday 19 December at 16.30 by the Spoleto State Archives with a guided visit led by Maria Paola Bianchi, who will illustrate selected papers, statutes, edicts, notary and judicial deeds which turned out crucial for the identification of the coats-of-arms, shedding light on the methodology adopted.

The two meetings are but an anticipation of the series From the Museum to the Territory. Thematic, Cultural Itineraries by Sistema Museo, which will be introduced on Wednesday 18 December and will start in January 2020 on a monthly basis, on themes which will be first introduced at the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, then examined in detail through visits to various areas. 

Admission to the two meetings is free.

#TEA – Texts Experiences Archaeology …At the Museum, at five @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano di Spoleto
Dec 19 @ 17:00
Dec
20
Fri
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 20 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 20 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 20 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 20 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Do Re Mi…lle Auguri @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 20 @ 17:00
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DE RE MI…LLE AUGURI
Friday 20 December | Teatro Nuovo G. C. Menotti | 5 p.m.

Christmas concert of the students of the “A. Onofri” Municipal School of Music and Dance

Free entrance

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura | HENRY MOORE AND SPOLETO @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 20 @ 18:30
Dec
21
Sat
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 21 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 21 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 21 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 21 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 21 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD DECEMBER GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Christmas Comes Into Play | Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown @ Spoleto
Dec 21 @ 16:30 – 19:30
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Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown on the weekends in December from 16.30 to 19.30.

On 14-15 December: SANTA’S POST OFFICE  at the Auditorium della Stella, DOLCILANDIA at the Torre dell’Olio, TRUCCOLANDIA and GUSTOLANDIA at Largo Ferrer, SANTA’S HOUSE – Via del Mercato 14, GIOCOLANDIA featuring Harlequin – Palazzo Leti Sensi  CAKE TASTING – Piazza Garibaldi, Bby Fattoria Sociale, MAGO RICCARDO – wandering through the streets

On 21 and 22 December an elf will also stroll through the city and there will also be Santa’s sled in Piazza Gribaldi

The CHRISTMAS BUS is a free shuttle bus that will tour around the upper city and Piazza Garibaldi.

Let’s exchange wishes! @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 21 @ 21:00
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LET’S EXCHANGE WISHES!
Saturday 21 December | Teatro Nuovo G. C. Menotti | 9 p.m.

Christmas concert with the Novi Toni Comites Orchestra, Stefano Mhanna as conductor and violin soloist, and the Laudesi Umbri.
Project Hommage to Umbria for the Crater Areas by Laura Musella.

Free entrance upon reservation:
Spoleto tourist office: ph. +39 349 8327035

Dec
22
Sun
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 22 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 22 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 22 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 22 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Dec 22 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD DECEMBER GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Christmas Comes Into Play | Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown @ Spoleto
Dec 22 @ 16:30 – 19:30
<!--:it-->NATALE IN GIOCO | Animazioni, laboratori, dolci, canti, musica per le vie e i palazzi del centro storico<!--:--><!--:en-->Christmas Comes Into Play | Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown<!--:--> @ Spoleto

Animation, labs, cakes, chants, music on the streests in the downtown on the weekends in December from 16.30 to 19.30.

On 14-15 December: SANTA’S POST OFFICE  at the Auditorium della Stella, DOLCILANDIA at the Torre dell’Olio, TRUCCOLANDIA and GUSTOLANDIA at Largo Ferrer, SANTA’S HOUSE – Via del Mercato 14, GIOCOLANDIA featuring Harlequin – Palazzo Leti Sensi  CAKE TASTING – Piazza Garibaldi, Bby Fattoria Sociale, MAGO RICCARDO – wandering through the streets

On 21 and 22 December an elf will also stroll through the city and there will also be Santa’s sled in Piazza Gribaldi

The CHRISTMAS BUS is a free shuttle bus that will tour around the upper city and Piazza Garibaldi.

Dec
23
Mon
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 23 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 23 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Dec 23 @ 16:00
Dec
24
Tue
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 24 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 24 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Dec
25
Wed
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 25 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 25 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Dec
26
Thu
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 26 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 26 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 26 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 26 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Dec 26 @ 16:00
Dec
27
Fri
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 27 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 27 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

City of Spoleto Volleyball Tournament @ palestre cittadine
Dec 27 – Dec 30 all-day
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CITY OF SPOLETO VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Friday 27 – Sunday 30 December | City’s Volleyball Plants

13th International Tournament organised by Ass. Volley Spoleto

Day of the Greatest Spoleto Athletes @ Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò
Dec 27 @ 16:00
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Friday 27 December| Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò | h 16.00

Prize-giving ceremony for athletes from Spoleto who excelled in international competitions

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Dec 27 @ 16:00
Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura | BETWEEN SKY AND EARTH Angels in art @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 @ 18:30
YIDDISH CABARET, by MONI OVADIA @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 27 @ 21:00
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Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, h 21.00
CABARET YIDDISH by MONI OVADIA
Festival of Two Worlds

Featuring the Stage Orchestra (Maurizio Dehò on violin, Paolo Rocca on clarinet, Albert Florian Mihai on accordeon, Luca Garlaschelli on double bass). Sound engineer Mauro Pagiaro. Production: Oylem Goylem Produzioni and Corvino Produzioni.

Yiddish language, music and culture, i.e. that unfathomable mix of German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Ukranian and Romanian, the universal condition of the Wandering Jew, his being stateless and rootless always and forever, are at the centre of “Yiddish Cabaret”, a chamber show that would later evolve into Oylem Goylem.

It could be said that the show has the classic form of cabaret, the way it is commonly understood. It alternates musical pieces and songs with stories, anecdotes, quotes, that the proven skill of the entertainer makes tastefully vivid. But the curiosity of the show lies in the fact that it is entirely dedicated to that part of Jewish culture of which Yiddish is the language and Klezmer the music. 

A show that “smacks of steppes and backrooms, of streets and sinagogues”. All that Ovadia calls “the sound of exile, the music of dispersion”. In a word: diaspora.

Klezmer derives from the Hebraic words Kley Zemer, that refer to the musical instruments (violin, strings and clarinet) used by Eastern Jew traditional musicians since the XVIth century.

The show

I chose to forget “philology” and follow another chance, proclaiming that this music transcends its “scientifically determined” space-time coordinates, to talk about the distances of man, his wounded soul, his absolute feelings, his relationships with the natural and social world, his being “holy”, his ability to stand up in the face of the universe, weak yet sublime. The humble men who created all this before being able to become free men, have been robbed of their culture and transformed into stupid consumers but have nevertheless managed to leave us a posthumous chance, a music that is generated where the distance between heaven and earth has the consistency of a thin hymeneal membrane which, vibrating, perhaps only for the time of a song, suggests, that perhaps we have been put here for something else, even if it took the wrong road.

Moni Ovadia

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Dec 28 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 28 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD DECEMBER GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Dec 28 @ 16:00
The legend of ENNIO MORRICONE – Ensemble Simphony Orchestra @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 28 @ 21:00
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The Legend of Ennio Morricone
Ensemble Simphony Orchestra

28 December, 9 p.m.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Mission, The Legend of 1900, Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, A Fistful of Dollars, The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time in America, For a Few Dollars More, Malèna… The extraordinary masterpieces of one of the greatest musical composers rearranged and proposed in a theatrical concert of great emotional impact.

500 soundtracks, 70 million records sold worldwide, six nominations and two Oscars won, three Grammys, four Golden Globes and a Golden Lion make Ennio Morricone a music giant of all time.

Directed by Maestro Giacomo Loprieno, the ENSEMBLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA approaches Morricone’s music after important national and international collaborations: Mario Biondi, Max Gazzè, Franco Battiato, Giovanni Allevi, Renato Zero, Francesco Renga, Pooh, Baustelle, PFM, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Nile Rodgers, Sam Smith, Luis Bacalov. With over six hundred concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Holland, France, Austria, the United Kingdom and Belgium, the orchestra shows great versatility and attention to every type of music, with a repertoire that ranges from the most famous opera arias to the soundtracks of films of world renown (such as Frozen and Harry Potter).

Soloists and musicians of important Italian theatres and symphonic institutions will perform, such as Maestro Ferdinando Vietti at the cello and Maestro Stefano Benedetti at the trumpet. Among the special guests, the soprano Anna Delfino, well known to European opera lovers, will revive the emotion of Deborah’s Theme from Once Upon a Time in America and Cirque du Soleil violinist Attila Simon will perform the interrupted concert for violin from Canone Inverso.

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Dec 29 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 29 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 29 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 29 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Dec 29 @ 11:30

SPOLETO CARD DECEMBER GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Dec
30
Mon
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 30 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 30 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Dec 30 @ 16:00
Dec
31
Tue
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SPOLETO @ Piazza Garibaldi e centro storico
Dec 31 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
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Two events are scheduled in Spoleto to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome the new year.

On December 31, starting at 10:30 pm, Piazza Garibaldi will host a concert by Tony Esposito with Enrico Capuano & La TammurriataRock, an extraordinary musical project that combines the rhythmic Neapolitan sound with folk rock.

The streets and squares of the old town will also celebrate New Year’s Eve with Banda Irè, a street band composed of 12 elements that will welcome 2020 to the sound of Samba, Axé, Samba-reggae and funky.

At the stroke of midnight you can watch the impressive fireworks display that, from the Rocca Albornoz, will fill the sky of Spoleto with sounds and colors.

(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Dec 31 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Dec 31 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
1
Wed
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 1 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 1 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
2
Thu
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 2 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 2 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
3
Fri
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 3 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 3 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 3 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 3 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Jan 3 @ 16:00
Jan
4
Sat
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 4 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 4 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 4 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 4 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 4 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Jan 4 @ 16:00
Jan
5
Sun
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 5 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 5 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 5 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 5 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Jan 5 @ 11:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Jan
6
Mon
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 6 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 6 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 6 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 6 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

The Red Cross’ Befana @ piazzale Auditorium della Stella
Jan 6 @ 15:00
<!--:it-->La Befana della Croce Rossa<!--:--><!--:en-->The Red Cross' Befana<!--:--> @ piazzale Auditorium della Stella

RED CROSS’ BEFANA
Monday 6 January, in front of the Auditorium della Stella from h 15.00
Waiting for the Befana

LUX MUNDI | Guided visits to the Complex of Spoleto Cathedral @ Duomo di Spoleto, Museo Diocesano e Basilica di S. Eufemia
Jan 6 @ 16:00
Spoleto Young Talents – Epiphany concert @ Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
Jan 6 @ 17:00
<!--:it-->I Giovani Talenti Spoletini - Concerto dell'Epifania<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto Young Talents - Epiphany concert <!--:--> @ Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi

SPOLETO YOUNG TALENTS
Monday 6 January | Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi | at 5 p.m.
Epiphany concert with Samuele Telari at the accordion

Free entrance upon reservation:
Spoleto tourist office – Ph. +39 0743 218620

Jan
7
Tue
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 7 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 7 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
8
Wed
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 8 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 8 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
9
Thu
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 9 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 9 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
10
Fri
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 10 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 10 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 10 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 10 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
11
Sat
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 11 all-day
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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 11 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 11 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 11 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 11 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Riposino in pace | Theatre comedy @ Teatro Caio Melisso - Spazio Carla Fendi
Jan 11 @ 21:00
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RIPOSINO IN PACE
Saturday 11 January | Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi | 9 p.m.

Theatre comedy by Compagnia Teatrale GAD La Maschera

Jan
12
Sun
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 12 all-day
<!--:it-->La Foresta Incantata<!--:-->

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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 12 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 12 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 12 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Antiques Market @ Piazza della Libertà e vie limitrofe
Jan 12 @ 08:00
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The Antiques Market takes place every second Sunday of the month in Piazza della Libertà and in the nearby streets, from early morning to sunset.

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

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Jan 12 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

2019/2020 Prose Season – L’onore perduto di Katharina Blum @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Jan 12 @ 21:00
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2019/2020 Prose Season
L’onore perduto di Katharina Blum
Sunday 12 January 2020 at 21.00
Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti”
Although more than forty years have elapsed since the publication of the novel, the relevance of some problems that emerged in the second post-war period and that were examined by Böll in the early 1970s still remains: among these there are undoubtedly those concerning the use of the means of mass communication and the forms of violence inherent in media language.

Heinrich Böll (1959): “…those who publicly use words put whole worlds in motion, and in the small space between two lines so much dynamite can be amassed, to blow up these worlds…”

“Staging a novel implies being able to count on performers who fully embody the different characters conceived by the author” comments director Franco Però. “It was fortunate for us to have this group of actors – members of the Compagnia del Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia – that I immediately envisioned in the various characters of the book. Peppino Mazzotta, a fair and complete artist, and Elena Radonicich, whom I found perfect to give life to Katharina Blum, have joined them – finally on the stage, after their happy cinema experiences and in the most followed television dramas”.

based on the novel by Heinrich Böll
adaptation Letizia Russo
featuring Elena Radonicich, Peppino Mazzotta
and the Compagnia del Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia: Emanuele Fortunati, Ester Galazzi, Riccardo Maranzana,
Francesco Migliaccio, Jacopo Morra, Maria Grazia Plos
director Franco Però
scenes Domenico Franchi
costumes Andrea Viotti
lighting Pasquale Mari

a Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile di Napoli – Teatro Nazionale, Teatro Stabile di Catania production

Subscription prices – 7 plays:
€ 91 – € 77 – € 63 to be purchased at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office (tel. 0743 222647). Old subscribers will be able to confirm their seats for the previous season on Friday 11 October (17 to19), Saturday 12 October (10 to 13 and 17 to 19), Sunday 13 October (10 to 13); new subscribers will be able t purchase their subscriptions Monday 14 through Wednesday 16 October (17 to 19).

A 4-show, 28€ subscription is available to students of any level.

Tickets:
€ 21 – € 18 – € 17 – € 14 – € 10.

Phone reservation
Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Phone Box Office: Tel. 075 57542222 every weekday, h 16 to 20 tilll the day before the play.

Ticket sale

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office tel. 0743 222647 on the day of the show at 16.30 for the shows at 21, 10 to 13 and 15 to 17 for the shows at 17.

Online sale from 4 November: www.teatrostabile.umbria.it

Saturday 2 November the box office at the Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti” will open from 17 to 19 for the tickets to all shows until March 2020.

Jan
13
Mon
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 13 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 13 all-day
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The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

The Blue Band Live @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Jan 13 @ 21:00
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THE BLUE BAND LIVE
Monday 13 January | Teatro Nuovo G. C. Menotti | 9 p.m.
Concert: Blues Brothers soundtrack & much more

Free entrance upon reservation:
Spoleto tourist office: ph. +39 349 8327035

Jan
14
Tue
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 14 all-day
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Spoleto, the City in a Crib – 10th edition @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello
Jan 14 all-day
<!--:it-->Spoleto, La Città in un Presepe - X edizione<!--:--><!--:en-->Spoleto, the City in a Crib - 10th edition<!--:--> @ Ex Chiesa di San Simone, Piazza Campello

The 10th edition of the exhibition Spoleto, The City In A Crib will be diverse and varied, will start on 8 December 2019 and will end on 14 January 2020.

A great, three-dimensional crib inspired by the Nativity by Filippo Lippi frescoed on the apse at the cathedral will be created by the students of the Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Sansi Leonardi Volta”. The students of the Liceo Artistico, scenography section, have in fact worked on the continuation of the project with the construction of new elements of the composition and with a first pictorial intervention on the statues already created for the previous edition. The crib will be exhibited, from 8 December 2019 to 14 January 2020, in the apse of the former church of San Simone in Piazza Campello.

Exhibition’s opening times: everyday 11.00/13.00 – 15.00/19.00.

For the occasion, the San Matteo degli Infermi Hospital in Spoleto has also created a Crib that will be exhibited in the Pediatric Department of the same hospital. The work is curated by Rosanna Mele and Fabiola Bocchini. 

The many activities that the Pro Loco “A. Busetti “of Spoleto this year proposes include a poetry reading curated by Sandro Costanzi and organized with the association “Fare Cultura”, and titled Benedetta TU Fra Le Donne at the Canasta Restaurant (Spoleto, Piazza della Libertà) Saturday 14 December 2019 at 17.00. 

Jan
15
Wed
(Italiano) La Foresta Incantata
Jan 15 all-day
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Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Jan
17
Fri
FAUNA 2020 SPOLETO | Three days to discover the Bernardino Ragni collection and the wildcat @ Spoleto
Jan 17 all-day
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 17 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 17 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Jan
18
Sat
FAUNA 2020 SPOLETO | Three days to discover the Bernardino Ragni collection and the wildcat @ Spoleto
Jan 18 all-day
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 18 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 18 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 18 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Jan
19
Sun
FAUNA 2020 SPOLETO | Three days to discover the Bernardino Ragni collection and the wildcat @ Spoleto
Jan 19 all-day
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 19 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 19 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Spoleto Patron Saint’s Fair @ viale Trento e Trieste
Jan 19 @ 08:00 – 20:00
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ST. PONTIANUS – Spoleto’s Patron Saint’s Fair
Sunday 19 January | from 8.00 to 20.00 in viale Trento e Trieste (station approach)

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Jan 19 @ 11:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Jan
24
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 24 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 24 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Jan
25
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 25 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 25 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit | The new face of Palazzo Collicola – The “G. Carandente” Gallery of Modern Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 25 @ 15:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Jan
26
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 26 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 26 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

SPOLETO CARD Guided Visit @ Siti museali di Spoleto
Jan 26 @ 11:30

SPOLETO CARD JANUARY GUIDED VISITS SCHEDULE

Having the SPOLETO CARD allows for joining the guided visits for free; without the card, the price is € 3.00, plus the museum ticket, where applicable.

Information and reservation:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Spoleto – Tel e Fax 0743.46434 – 0743.224952 e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

La Domenica dei Sogni – Theatre for Families 12th edition @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Jan 26 @ 16:30

The theatre-for-families festival La Domenica dei Sogni, conceived to offer the families the magic of the world of theatre, returns for its 12th edition.

The 2019-2020 programme includes five new shows at the Teatro Nuovo Menotti, on Sundays at 16.30, attentively chosen from the repertoires of the best Italian companies.

This year the first two scheduled showws are free, thanks to the project “Arriva il teatro!”, promoted by Fontemaggiore, Mibact and Regione Umbria, to re-establish a cultural offer in the areas struck by the 2016 earthquake in central Italy, to enhance social interaction, tourist promotion and the visibility of the cultural and environmental heritage.

But there are also confirmations along with the many new features, ie the renewed collaboration with Fontemaggiore, one of the most recognized and appreciated family theatre companies to which we owe the first two shows, and with the “Library goes to Theatre” project, which involves the loan of books as a further possibility of deepening all those emotions and suggestions experienced on the scene, in a fertile encounter between languages and arts. 

The season opens Sunday 17 November with Mago per Svago by l’Abile Teatro, that was awarded at the Festival Clown&Clown in Monte San Giusto in 2018 and at the Milano Clown Festival 2018.
FREE ADMISSION

On 1 December it is the turn of Scarpette Strette by Luna e GNAC Teatro, awarded at the Festival di Ribalta 2010, finalist at the Festival Fit in Lugano (CH), 2009 and finalist at the Festival La Rosa d’Oro in Padua, 2009.
FREE ADMISSION

On 26 January, Becco di Rame by Teatro del Buratto, which received the EOLO Award in 2018.

On 2 February it is the time for Più veloce di un raglio by CDT Cada die Teatro, also winner of an EOLO Award in 2015, Premio Padova – Amici di Emanuele Luzzati and Premjo Rosa d’Oro 2015.

The last appointment is for 22 March with L’ultimo T-Rex era un Bullo by Compagnia Gli Alcuni-Teatro.

Free admission for the underage
Adults pay 6 €.
The first two shows are free for all.

Jan
31
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 31 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Jan 31 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
1
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 1 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 1 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
2
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 2 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 2 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

La Domenica dei Sogni – Theatre for Families 12th edition @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Feb 2 @ 16:30

The theatre-for-families festival La Domenica dei Sogni, conceived to offer the families the magic of the world of theatre, returns for its 12th edition.

The 2019-2020 programme includes five new shows at the Teatro Nuovo Menotti, on Sundays at 16.30, attentively chosen from the repertoires of the best Italian companies.

This year the first two scheduled showws are free, thanks to the project “Arriva il teatro!”, promoted by Fontemaggiore, Mibact and Regione Umbria, to re-establish a cultural offer in the areas struck by the 2016 earthquake in central Italy, to enhance social interaction, tourist promotion and the visibility of the cultural and environmental heritage.

But there are also confirmations along with the many new features, ie the renewed collaboration with Fontemaggiore, one of the most recognized and appreciated family theatre companies to which we owe the first two shows, and with the “Library goes to Theatre” project, which involves the loan of books as a further possibility of deepening all those emotions and suggestions experienced on the scene, in a fertile encounter between languages and arts. 

The season opens Sunday 17 November with Mago per Svago by l’Abile Teatro, that was awarded at the Festival Clown&Clown in Monte San Giusto in 2018 and at the Milano Clown Festival 2018.
FREE ADMISSION

On 1 December it is the turn of Scarpette Strette by Luna e GNAC Teatro, awarded at the Festival di Ribalta 2010, finalist at the Festival Fit in Lugano (CH), 2009 and finalist at the Festival La Rosa d’Oro in Padua, 2009.
FREE ADMISSION

On 26 January, Becco di Rame by Teatro del Buratto, which received the EOLO Award in 2018.

On 2 February it is the time for Più veloce di un raglio by CDT Cada die Teatro, also winner of an EOLO Award in 2015, Premio Padova – Amici di Emanuele Luzzati and Premjo Rosa d’Oro 2015.

The last appointment is for 22 March with L’ultimo T-Rex era un Bullo by Compagnia Gli Alcuni-Teatro.

Free admission for the underage
Adults pay 6 €.
The first two shows are free for all.

Feb
7
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 7 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 7 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
8
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 8 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 8 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
9
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 9 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 9 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Antiques Market @ Piazza della Libertà e vie limitrofe
Feb 9 @ 08:00
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The Antiques Market takes place every second Sunday of the month in Piazza della Libertà and in the nearby streets, from early morning to sunset.

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

2019/2020 Prose Season – Tempesta @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Feb 9 @ 17:00
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2019/2020 Prose Season
TEMPESTA
Aterballetto
Sunday 9 February 2020 at 17.00
Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti”
Tempesta is but another Aterballetto’s challenge: to test the dance and its ability to tell stories and characters of a theatrical narration, illuminating them in an original way and observing them from new points of view, guaranteeing a clear legibility of the history of the Bard, without renouncing to open visionary dimensions.

So we will start from a storm, the one that we can imagine led Prospero and Miranda to be shipwrecked on the island, to then retrace the line of events outlined by Shakespeare, highlighting some themes of strong human depth, to go to the heart of one of the most extraordinary inventions designed for the stage by the great English writer.

choreography Giuseppe Spota
music by Giuliano Sangiorgi
dramatisation Pasquale Plastino
scenes Giacomo Andrico
critical consulting Antonio Audino
costumes Francesca Messori
lighting Carlo Cerri

an Aterballetto production
co-produced by
CTB – Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro Stabile del Veneto
production support
Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia
in collaboration with
Piccolo Teatro di Milano

Subscription prices – 7 plays:
€ 91 – € 77 – € 63 to be purchased at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office (tel. 0743 222647). Old subscribers will be able to confirm their seats for the previous season on Friday 11 October (17 to19), Saturday 12 October (10 to 13 and 17 to 19), Sunday 13 October (10 to 13); new subscribers will be able t purchase their subscriptions Monday 14 through Wednesday 16 October (17 to 19).

A 4-show, 28€ subscription is available to students of any level.

Tickets:
€ 21 – € 18 – € 17 – € 14 – € 10.

Phone reservation
Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Phone Box Office: Tel. 075 57542222 every weekday, h 16 to 20 tilll the day before the play.

Ticket sale

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office tel. 0743 222647 on the day of the show at 16.30 for the shows at 21, 10 to 13 and 15 to 17 for the shows at 17.

Online sale from 4 November: www.teatrostabile.umbria.it

Saturday 2 November the box office at the Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti” will open from 17 to 19 for the tickets to all shows until March 2020.

Feb
14
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 14 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 14 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
15
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 15 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 15 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
16
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 16 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 16 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
21
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 21 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 21 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
22
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 22 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 22 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
23
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 23 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 23 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
28
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 28 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 28 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Feb
29
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 29 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Feb 29 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

2019/2020 Prose Season – Nostalgia di Dio @ Teatro Caio Melisso - Spazio Carla Fendi
Feb 29 @ 21:00
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2019/2020 Prose Season
Nostalgia di Dio
Saturday 29 February 2020 at 21.00
Sunday 1 March at 17.00
Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi
Homesickness. This could be an alternative title of this show. I consider the affections to be the home, and the affections are the only dimension left that I relate to the sacred. The world limits us, the house welcomes us and expands us. It is in this powerful and affectionate flowering that children are born, who are the other question on which this spectacle is tied, without answering it.
In particular, I mean the children at their earliest stages, small, omnipotent Gods. Influenced by the fable we’ve been told, illustrated by the endless Madonnas with Child, my Catholic child imaginary – which is the only one I have, as probably many of us who would later give up – has rooted there. It is there, before the age of 10, on those images, that the indelible impression was formed: that of a child-God, seen from the perspective of the mother.
In short, God, for me, is more a son than a father. A son who, if not really a God, is at least almighty. This is according to Freud what we all are for a short time. How can we not want to go back?
Nostalgia di Dio moves therefore in this strange crossing between the homesickness and the nostalgia of the omnipotent childhood, which has matured inside me lately, without understanding it yet completely.
All children are children. God is a child. God is a son. Are all children God? Who knows. However, one thing is known: for mothers, children, they never grow up.

by Lucia Calamaro
direction Lucia Calamaro
featuring Alfredo Angelici, Cecilia Di Giuli,
Francesco Spaziani, Simona Senzacqua
lighting Gianni Staropoli
scenes and costumes Lucia Calamaro
assistant director Diego Maiello
angel drawing by Luca Privitera

a Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria – Teatro Metastasio production
in collaboration with
Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin 2018-2019

Subscription prices – 7 plays:
€ 91 – € 77 – € 63 to be purchased at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office (tel. 0743 222647). Old subscribers will be able to confirm their seats for the previous season on Friday 11 October (17 to19), Saturday 12 October (10 to 13 and 17 to 19), Sunday 13 October (10 to 13); new subscribers will be able t purchase their subscriptions Monday 14 through Wednesday 16 October (17 to 19).

A 4-show, 28€ subscription is available to students of any level.

Tickets:
€ 21 – € 18 – € 17 – € 14 – € 10.

Phone reservation
Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Phone Box Office: Tel. 075 57542222 every weekday, h 16 to 20 tilll the day before the play.

Ticket sale

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office tel. 0743 222647 on the day of the show at 16.30 for the shows at 21, 10 to 13 and 15 to 17 for the shows at 17.

Online sale from 4 November: www.teatrostabile.umbria.it

Saturday 2 November the box office at the Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti” will open from 17 to 19 for the tickets to all shows until March 2020.

Mar
1
Sun
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 1 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 1 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

2019/2020 Prose Season – Nostalgia di Dio @ Teatro Caio Melisso - Spazio Carla Fendi
Mar 1 @ 17:00
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2019/2020 Prose Season
Nostalgia di Dio
Saturday 29 February 2020 at 21.00
Sunday 1 March at 17.00
Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi
Homesickness. This could be an alternative title of this show. I consider the affections to be the home, and the affections are the only dimension left that I relate to the sacred. The world limits us, the house welcomes us and expands us. It is in this powerful and affectionate flowering that children are born, who are the other question on which this spectacle is tied, without answering it.
In particular, I mean the children at their earliest stages, small, omnipotent Gods. Influenced by the fable we’ve been told, illustrated by the endless Madonnas with Child, my Catholic child imaginary – which is the only one I have, as probably many of us who would later give up – has rooted there. It is there, before the age of 10, on those images, that the indelible impression was formed: that of a child-God, seen from the perspective of the mother.
In short, God, for me, is more a son than a father. A son who, if not really a God, is at least almighty. This is according to Freud what we all are for a short time. How can we not want to go back?
Nostalgia di Dio moves therefore in this strange crossing between the homesickness and the nostalgia of the omnipotent childhood, which has matured inside me lately, without understanding it yet completely.
All children are children. God is a child. God is a son. Are all children God? Who knows. However, one thing is known: for mothers, children, they never grow up.

by Lucia Calamaro
direction Lucia Calamaro
featuring Alfredo Angelici, Cecilia Di Giuli,
Francesco Spaziani, Simona Senzacqua
lighting Gianni Staropoli
scenes and costumes Lucia Calamaro
assistant director Diego Maiello
angel drawing by Luca Privitera

a Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria – Teatro Metastasio production
in collaboration with
Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin 2018-2019

Subscription prices – 7 plays:
€ 91 – € 77 – € 63 to be purchased at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office (tel. 0743 222647). Old subscribers will be able to confirm their seats for the previous season on Friday 11 October (17 to19), Saturday 12 October (10 to 13 and 17 to 19), Sunday 13 October (10 to 13); new subscribers will be able t purchase their subscriptions Monday 14 through Wednesday 16 October (17 to 19).

A 4-show, 28€ subscription is available to students of any level.

Tickets:
€ 21 – € 18 – € 17 – € 14 – € 10.

Phone reservation
Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Phone Box Office: Tel. 075 57542222 every weekday, h 16 to 20 tilll the day before the play.

Ticket sale

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti box office tel. 0743 222647 on the day of the show at 16.30 for the shows at 21, 10 to 13 and 15 to 17 for the shows at 17.

Online sale from 4 November: www.teatrostabile.umbria.it

Saturday 2 November the box office at the Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti” will open from 17 to 19 for the tickets to all shows until March 2020.

 

Mar
6
Fri
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 6 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 6 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

Mar
7
Sat
Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 7 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 7 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This reference to everyday reality gives the Collages an energy of non-sense, which puts the works closer to the contemporary new-dada decontextualization of American Robert Rauschenberg.

The production alternates with large informal paintings, albeit with obvious differences: from dimensions to materials, from chromatic to spatial impact. But what most differentiates the paintings from the Collages is the presence in the latter of an ironic vein, light and subtle like a veil. A common characteristic of all is the fact that for years they have been hidden in the archives of the author and for this reason they are absolutely new to some.

The exhibition inaugurates in Palazzo Collicola on Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Sunday 8 March 2020, from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December 2019 and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Piero Raspi – Born on 12 February, 1926 in Spoleto. He starts his fortunate artistic career within post-Cubism and founds the Group of Spoleto in the early 1950s. In the second half of the 1950s the main reference becomes the informal sphere, from which he learns new expressive possibilities of the matter outside of any surviving figurative need. In 1957 he joins the artists gravitating around the gallery “L’Attico” in Rome, where he exhibits repeatedly. In 1958 he participates in the Venice Biennale, gathering international fame. In this period he is identified as one of the protagonist of materic informalism, akin to Burri and Tàpies. In the early 1960s he holds many personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, including the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale. Abroad he exhibits in London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Stuttgart, Paris, Brussels, Cologne Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Chicago, Lucerne, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Zurich and Tokyo. In 1967 he settles in Pennsylvania and starts confronting himself with Pop Art. In this period he paints a series of works that would eventually exhibit in Philadelphia and New York. In 1978, a new pictorial phase starts, marked by an unprecedented chromatism. With the beginning of the new millennium, in addition to the creation of monochromes, he embraces other forms of creative expression and makes use of new materials such as steel. In 2001 in Spoleto, at the Albornoz Palace, he realizes a wall sculpture in steel plates, where he transfers the abstract and refined architecture of the Collages made since the late 1950s. Starting from the second decade of the 2000s, he focuses on the critical revision and cataloging of his works, as well as on the restoration of some papers and Collages of the 1950s and 1960s.  

www.pieroraspi.com

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Exhibition | Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 8 all-day

Convergenze. Notargiacomo and the Spoleto Modern Art Gallery Collection
curated by Marco Tonelli
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

In many ways, Gianfranco Notargiacomo is a forerunner of non-codified languages, capable of moving from form to image, from structure to painting with the same skill and intelligence. Precisely for this reason it represented the solution to contrasting, intertwined nodes, opposing with one another, divergent and converging at the same time.

The Spoleto Modern Art Gallery has a rich deposit of works, mostly donations or acquisitions made over the years, some of which are destined to rotate and leave the stores from time to time. 

Gianfranco Notargiacomo accepted the invitation to seek a dialogue with the artists and the works of the collection preserved in the deposits of Santo Chiodo, finding the keystone of the curatorial proposal in about twenty paintings by authors with whom he had an actual relationship, such as Burri, Sadun, Bendini, Pace, Vacchi, Asdrubali, Rossano, Gandini, Cascella, Ceroli, Boille, Cotani, Mattiacci, Luzzi, Pozzati.

The Convergenze exhibition opens at Palazzo Collicola Saturday 14 December at 11.30 and will be visitable till Synday 8 March 2020. The exhibition project takes the title from the famous installation Le nostre divergenze, the artist’s first personal exhibition held in Rome in 1971 at Plinio De Martiis’ La Tartaruga Gallery, then repeated several times over the decades in various museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome: over two hundred colored plastic dolls that invade the gallery in all its spaces. The first time it was exhibited in public the installation was defined in the Herald Tribune by Edith Schloss as “The most surprising show”. 

In the spaces of the ground floor of Palazzo Collicola, right where the permanent collection of the Gallery of Modern Art was once located, about 140 little men will talk with the works selected from the collection’s deposit, in a continuous flow between memory and present, as if they were witnesses enchanted by an apparition, by an unveiling. On the occasion of the Notargiacomo exhibition, he will donate one of his sculptures, a typical Takete, to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, which will also be part of the exhibition along with other sculptures in the series, symbolically bringing together his works with those of the museum. During the exhibition, a public meeting will be held in which the artist will illustrate his links with the individual artists with whom he has chosen to dialogue. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the RUFA of Rome. 

The exhibition will be open from Friday to Sunday, on Thursday 26 December and on Monday 6 January 2020 from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Gianfranco Notargiacomo (Rome, 1945) In the 1970s he holds exhibitions at the Galleria La Tartaruga di Roma, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 1980 he participates to the exhibition conceived by Flavio Caroli Magico Primario, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. The deep relation with Emilio Vedova dates to this period, and led to Vedova proposing him for the Premio della Presidenza della Repubblica at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. In 1982, 1986 and 2011 he is invited to the Venice Biennale di Venezia; in the 1980s he holds personal exhibitions  at Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, Museo Laboratorio of the Università La Sapienza in Rome, Palazzo Reale in Milan. Nel 2009 tiene la mostra Le nostre divergenze 1971-2009 curata da Mariastella Margozzi alla Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma. In 2011 he is in Hangzhou, China, by the Zhejiang Daily Ideal Culture Development Company, then in Shanghai, at the Heng Yuanxiang Museum, where he creates two large Takète. In 2013 at the Forte Malatesta in Ascoli Piceno he holds his exhibition A grandi linee. Among the many collective exhibitions, he is featured in the VIIIth and in the XIth Biennale de Paris and in the Sydney Biennale, he exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, at the São Paulo Museum in Brasil, at the Taiwan Museum of Art and he is featured in the collection Artisti Italiani del XX secolo at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, Florence and Rome, where in 2015 he is nominated Maestro Accademico Emerito. In 2013, by iniziative of the President of the Republic, he is awarded  the honour of Commendatore Ordine al Merito of the Republic of Italy.

www.notargiacomo.com

Exhibition | Raspi: Collages and Paintings 1959-1963 @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 8 all-day

RASPI: COLLAGES AND PAINTINGS 1959-1963
curated by Giorgio Flamini

“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
PALAZZO COLLICOLA – Spoleto
14 December 2019 – 8 March 2020

Inauguration
Saturday 14 December 2019 – h 11.30

Raspi: Collages and paintings 1959 – 1963

The exhibition focuses on a Spoletan artist who as a member of the Spoleto Six and whose works are included in the Modern Art Gallery’s collection.

An experimentation that originated between 1958 and 1964, the Collages represent the climax of an importsant aesthetic research by Piero Raspi. Since the earliest 1958 works, still as a member of the Six, their abstract, refined architectures of simple, overlapping sheets seem to be crossed by vital leaps that become more and more marked over time. In the early 1960s, the structure of the works becomes more dynamic with the emergence, among the layers of paper, of components such as photographs, letters and three-dimensional objects. This refere