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(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 18 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Sep 18 all-day
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The weekly programme of themed guided tours, organised by Sistema Museo, to discover the precious historical and artistic treasures of the museums of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno continues. The weekly appointments are scheduled in the museums of the Spoleto Card network: Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola, Roman House, Church of Saints John and Paul andTemple of Clitumnus.

The themed guided tour From the top of the towers to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive walkways of the Rocca Albornoz is an exclusive opportunity to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The thematic guided tours Capolavori da Museo to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums also continue, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the combined ticket and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Municipality of Campello sul Clitunno.

FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS
Guided tours of the Rocca Albornoz defensive walkways and “Camera Pinta”
Thursday and Friday 11.00 – 12.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO – Museum Masterpieces
Thematic guided tours

A noble walk | PALAZZO COLLICOLA | Saturday 16.00
A casket of ancient paintings | CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL | Saturday at 17.00
A monument of ancient charm | TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO | Saturday at 18.00
A dream domus | ROMAN HOUSE | Sunday 15.00

Participation fees
Full € 4.00 | Reduced € 3.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are by RESERVATION ONLY and in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO 0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it | 0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it
SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

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

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

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

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
19
Mon
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 19 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

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

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

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

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
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Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) Concerto del Quintetto Italiano di Clarinetti Solitaire Ensemble @ Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò
Sep 19 @ 18:30
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Sep
20
Tue
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 20 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

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

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

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

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Sep
21
Wed
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 21 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 21 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

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

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 21 all-day

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

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

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Sep
22
Thu
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 22 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Sep 22 all-day
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The weekly programme of themed guided tours, organised by Sistema Museo, to discover the precious historical and artistic treasures of the museums of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno continues. The weekly appointments are scheduled in the museums of the Spoleto Card network: Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola, Roman House, Church of Saints John and Paul andTemple of Clitumnus.

The themed guided tour From the top of the towers to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive walkways of the Rocca Albornoz is an exclusive opportunity to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The thematic guided tours Capolavori da Museo to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums also continue, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the combined ticket and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Municipality of Campello sul Clitunno.

FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS
Guided tours of the Rocca Albornoz defensive walkways and “Camera Pinta”
Thursday and Friday 11.00 – 12.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO – Museum Masterpieces
Thematic guided tours

A noble walk | PALAZZO COLLICOLA | Saturday 16.00
A casket of ancient paintings | CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL | Saturday at 17.00
A monument of ancient charm | TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO | Saturday at 18.00
A dream domus | ROMAN HOUSE | Sunday 15.00

Participation fees
Full € 4.00 | Reduced € 3.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are by RESERVATION ONLY and in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO 0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it | 0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it
SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 22 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

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

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
23
Fri
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 23 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Sep 23 all-day
<!--:it-->I CAPOLAVORI DI SPOLETO E DEL TERRITORIO | Il calendario delle iniziative per scoprire i musei della SPOLETO CARD<!--:--><!--:en-->MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD<!--:--> @ Spoleto

The weekly programme of themed guided tours, organised by Sistema Museo, to discover the precious historical and artistic treasures of the museums of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno continues. The weekly appointments are scheduled in the museums of the Spoleto Card network: Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola, Roman House, Church of Saints John and Paul andTemple of Clitumnus.

The themed guided tour From the top of the towers to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive walkways of the Rocca Albornoz is an exclusive opportunity to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The thematic guided tours Capolavori da Museo to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums also continue, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the combined ticket and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Municipality of Campello sul Clitunno.

FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS
Guided tours of the Rocca Albornoz defensive walkways and “Camera Pinta”
Thursday and Friday 11.00 – 12.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO – Museum Masterpieces
Thematic guided tours

A noble walk | PALAZZO COLLICOLA | Saturday 16.00
A casket of ancient paintings | CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL | Saturday at 17.00
A monument of ancient charm | TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO | Saturday at 18.00
A dream domus | ROMAN HOUSE | Sunday 15.00

Participation fees
Full € 4.00 | Reduced € 3.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are by RESERVATION ONLY and in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO 0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it | 0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it
SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 23 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

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

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 23 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Vicolo San Filippo 16
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(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 24 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

(Italiano) Giornate Europee del Patrimonio 2022 @ Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato / Casa Romana - Spoleto | Tempietto sul Clitunno – Campello sul Clitunno
Sep 24 all-day
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(Italiano) Giornate europee del patrimonio 2022 @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano di Spoleto
Sep 24 all-day

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MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Sep 24 all-day
<!--:it-->I CAPOLAVORI DI SPOLETO E DEL TERRITORIO | Il calendario delle iniziative per scoprire i musei della SPOLETO CARD<!--:--><!--:en-->MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD<!--:--> @ Spoleto

The weekly programme of themed guided tours, organised by Sistema Museo, to discover the precious historical and artistic treasures of the museums of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno continues. The weekly appointments are scheduled in the museums of the Spoleto Card network: Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola, Roman House, Church of Saints John and Paul andTemple of Clitumnus.

The themed guided tour From the top of the towers to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive walkways of the Rocca Albornoz is an exclusive opportunity to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The thematic guided tours Capolavori da Museo to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums also continue, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the combined ticket and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Municipality of Campello sul Clitunno.

FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS
Guided tours of the Rocca Albornoz defensive walkways and “Camera Pinta”
Thursday and Friday 11.00 – 12.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO – Museum Masterpieces
Thematic guided tours

A noble walk | PALAZZO COLLICOLA | Saturday 16.00
A casket of ancient paintings | CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL | Saturday at 17.00
A monument of ancient charm | TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO | Saturday at 18.00
A dream domus | ROMAN HOUSE | Sunday 15.00

Participation fees
Full € 4.00 | Reduced € 3.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are by RESERVATION ONLY and in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO 0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it | 0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it
SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 24 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 24 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 24 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 24 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 24 all-day

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(Italiano) Giornate Europee del Patrimonio 2022 @ Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato / Casa Romana - Spoleto | Tempietto sul Clitunno – Campello sul Clitunno
Sep 25 all-day
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(Italiano) Giornate europee del patrimonio 2022 @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano di Spoleto
Sep 25 all-day

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MASTERPIECES IN AND AROUND SPOLETO | Scheduled guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Sep 25 all-day
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The weekly programme of themed guided tours, organised by Sistema Museo, to discover the precious historical and artistic treasures of the museums of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno continues. The weekly appointments are scheduled in the museums of the Spoleto Card network: Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola, Roman House, Church of Saints John and Paul andTemple of Clitumnus.

The themed guided tour From the top of the towers to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive walkways of the Rocca Albornoz is an exclusive opportunity to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The thematic guided tours Capolavori da Museo to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums also continue, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the combined ticket and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Municipality of Campello sul Clitunno.

FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS
Guided tours of the Rocca Albornoz defensive walkways and “Camera Pinta”
Thursday and Friday 11.00 – 12.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO – Museum Masterpieces
Thematic guided tours

A noble walk | PALAZZO COLLICOLA | Saturday 16.00
A casket of ancient paintings | CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL | Saturday at 17.00
A monument of ancient charm | TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO | Saturday at 18.00
A dream domus | ROMAN HOUSE | Sunday 15.00

Participation fees
Full € 4.00 | Reduced € 3.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are by RESERVATION ONLY and in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO 0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it | 0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it
SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 25 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 25 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 25 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Sep 25 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 25 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Ph. 0743 522620

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Vicolo San Filippo 16
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Spoleto Card guided walk | A journey through ROMAN SPOLETO @ Casa Romana
Sep 25 @ 11:00

Thematic tours and guided walks are FREE for SPOLETO CARD holders.
Thematic tours and guided walks are ONLY ON RESERVATION and WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.
For the GUIDED WALKS the RESERVATION is MANDATORY within the 18.00 of the previous Saturday.

Participation requires compliance with current Covid-19 regulations.

Those who do not have the SPOLETO CARD will be able to participate:
– to THEMATIC TOURS in the museums with a fee of € 4.00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket.
GUIDED WALKS with a fee of € 7.50 per person, in addition to the museum ticket where applicable.

The SPOLETO CARD is a combined ticket that allows to enter to numerous museal sites of the city and to benefit of particular advantages.
The SPOLETO CARD can be purchased in the participating museums and is valid 7 days.

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

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

(Italiano) Famiglie ad Arte 2022 – Speciale estate al museo! @ musei di Spoleto e Tempietto sul Clitunno
Sep 25 @ 15:30

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Sep
26
Mon
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 26 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
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Sep
27
Tue
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 27 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Vicolo San Filippo 16
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Sep
28
Wed
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 28 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Sep 28 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Vicolo San Filippo 16
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Sep
29
Thu
(Italiano) Accade d’Autunno a Spoleto @ Spoleto
Sep 29 all-day
The programme of events to be held in the Fall, from 20 September to 28 November, was presented this morning



More than two months of appointments with thirty-one events featuring music, theatre, art and food and wine. ‘Accade d’autunno a Spoleto’, the programme of events organised by the City in collaboration with local associations and institutions, was presented this morning in the Sala dello Spagna at the City Hall by Mayor Andrea Sisti and councillors Danilo Chiodetti and Giovanni Angelini Paroli.

Running from 20 September to 28 November 2022, Accade in Autunno a Spoleto starts this week with ‘Contaminations. Metropolitan echoes in provincial life‘. Following on from last weekend’s events, from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September, Palazzo Mauri is hosting ‘What the eyes don’t see‘, a photographic exhibition and video projections curated by Giacomo Ramaccini and the exhibitions of photographs and comics of the finalist works of the Spoleto Calling 2022 competition (open Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Also included in ‘Contaminations’, on Friday 23 at Palazzo Mauri, at 10 a.m., the inauguration of the ‘Salottino del Libro‘, an exhibition market of books published by small publishers or self-published; at 5 p.m., the presentation of the novel ‘Il re della giostra‘ (The King of the Carousel) by Marco Paoli, interviewed by Anna Rita Antonelli and, from 6 to 7.30 p.m., ‘10 reflections 10: do you want to improve your writing?‘, a creative writing course organised by editor Natascia Cortesi. Three appointments are scheduled for Saturday 24 September at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi: at 10.30 am, the presentation of the novel ‘Questioni di sangue‘ (Matters of Blood) by Anna Vera Viva and, at 11.30 am, the meeting with Massimo Carlotto who will present the novel ‘Il Francese‘ (both authors will be interviewed by Roberto D’Orsi), while from 5 to 7.30 pm the award ceremony of Spoleto Calling 2022 will be held.

From Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October, it will be the turn of UMBRIA FACTORY FESTIVAL, a multidisciplinary container dedicated to artistic languages and the processes of contemporary creation, curated by ZUT! and La Mama Umbria International, to be held at the Auditorium della Stella, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, Sala Pegasus, Casa Menotti, ex Museo Civico, Mahler & Lewitt Studios (info: uffestival.info@gmail.com and on www.lamamaumbria.org).

Saturday 1 October at 5.00 pm at Palazzo Mauri, Afghan writer Parwana Fayyaz who authored the book ‘Forty Names‘ will converse with Internazionale journalist Annalisa Camilli, while on Monday 3 October at the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan, A few deep breaths is scheduled, a project curated by the Seoul Institute of The Arts, CultureHub and La Mama Umbria International on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Seoul Institute of The Arts (the project sees collaboration with South Korea, Indonesia, New York, Los Angeles and Spoleto).

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the San Nicolò Monumental Complex and the Teatrino delle 6 will host Energie in fermento, the Youth Arts Fair (a social and cultural innovation project of the City of Spoleto). PUMPKIN UMBRIA, on the other hand, is the name of the first Umbrian event dedicated to the world of pumpkins, scheduled from Friday 7 October to Wednesday 2 November at Villa Galileo Galilei (Baiano di Spoleto).

Saturday 15 October at 4 pm in the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Campis in Beroide for ‘Suoni di boschi e d’abbazie’, the concert ‘Storie dell’Apocalisse. Music between Heaven and Earth’ by Umbria Ensemble, included in the “Sounds of Woods and Abbeys” series, featuring music by Mozart, Mascagni and Barber.

Two events on Sunday, 16 October. On Food Day at 10.30 a.m. at the Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò there will be a conference on food waste, while at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium della Stella there will be a tribute to Pino Daniele.

Spoleto Jazz, curated by Visioninmusica, returns from Friday 21 October to Friday 18 November. At the Teatro Caio Melisso at 9 p.m. three appointments with internationally renowned artists of unparalleled talent: Matteo Mancuso on Friday 21 October, Anthony Strong on Thursday 3 November and Jesus Molina on Friday 18 November.

Saturday 22 October at 4.30 p.m. at Palazzo Mauri there will be Cento anni di Pasolini (One Hundred Years of Pasolini), a literary symposium organised by the Città Nuova Cultural Association with talks by Daniele Piccini, Siriana Gavicchia, Leonardo Speranza and Giuliana Rippo.

The Politics and Economics of the Territory in the Early 20th Century is the title of the meeting of Thursday 10 November at 5 p.m. in Palazzo Mauri, during which Daniela Mori‘s book on Gino Scaramucci will be presented (there will also be a projection of a video on Spoleto’s industrialisation process).

From Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 November, Palazzo Leti Sansi will host the 2022 edition of the Strumenti&Musica Festival, with the ‘Città di Spoleto’ International Piano Competition, the International Competition for Young Accordionists and the Composition Competition for Pianists and Accordionists.

Seven food and wine events are scheduled. From Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of DOLCI D’ITALIA, a national festival of sweets, a journey through sweetness through tasting and educational experiences (Palazzo Mauri, Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò, via Aurelio Saffi). The 27th Mostra mercato dei funghi e delle erbe spontanee, the event dedicated to the world of nature and the products of the territory, will be held from Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November in Piazza Garibaldi and at the Auditorium della Stella, while on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October there will be ‘Camminata tra gli ulivi‘ (Walking among olive trees), in collaboration with the Associazione Città dell’Olio (Association of Olive Oil Cities), and ‘Trekking urbano‘ (Urban trekking), on the occasion of the 19th national day of urban trekking ‘Che Spettacolo di trekking’, organised in collaboration with the City of Siena.

On weekends in November (4/5 truffle11/12 saffron and mushrooms18/19 pulses25/26 chestnuts and honey), Spoleto nel piatto will take place at Palazzo Mauri and in the city’s restaurants, an initiative to promote the territory and Spoleto’s culinary tradition through the combination of restaurant managers and small local producers.

Frantoi Aperti also returns, with food and wine initiatives and the promotion of local products scheduled from Saturday 29 October to Sunday 27 November.

The last event on the calendar will be EaT SPOLETO enogastronomy in the theatre at the Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi, Teatrino delle Sei and the former Civic Museum. From Saturday 26 to Monday 28 November, art and entertainment become means of accompanying the audience to discover the excellence of the territory.

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