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Apr
26
Tue
69th Study Week on the Early Middle Ages @ Albornoz Palace Hotel
Apr 26 all-day
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The 69th Study Week on the Early Middle Ages, organized by CISAM, will be held from 21 to 27 April 2022 at Albornoz Palace Hotel. This year’s theme will be The Franks.

Spoleto’s Fondazione Centro Italiano Centro di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo is a noble cultural institution that prints books on the Middle Ages and it is considered a solid point of reference in worldwide medieval research providing, through the Study Week, an opportunity for academics and enthusiasts to meet and debate at the highest level.

Download the programme

For information about the Study Week and how to participate:
Fondazione CISAM
Palazzo Arroni, via dell’Arringo – Spoleto
Ph. 0743 225630 – Fax 0743 49902
cisam@cisam.orgwww.cisam.org

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

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

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

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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
Apr 26 all-day
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Apr
27
Wed
69th Study Week on the Early Middle Ages @ Albornoz Palace Hotel
Apr 27 all-day
<!--:it-->LXIX Settimana di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo<!--:--><!--:en-->69th Study Week on the Early Middle Ages<!--:--> @ Albornoz Palace Hotel | Spoleto | Umbria | Italia

The 69th Study Week on the Early Middle Ages, organized by CISAM, will be held from 21 to 27 April 2022 at Albornoz Palace Hotel. This year’s theme will be The Franks.

Spoleto’s Fondazione Centro Italiano Centro di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo is a noble cultural institution that prints books on the Middle Ages and it is considered a solid point of reference in worldwide medieval research providing, through the Study Week, an opportunity for academics and enthusiasts to meet and debate at the highest level.

Download the programme

For information about the Study Week and how to participate:
Fondazione CISAM
Palazzo Arroni, via dell’Arringo – Spoleto
Ph. 0743 225630 – Fax 0743 49902
cisam@cisam.orgwww.cisam.org

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
Apr 27 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Apr 27 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
Apr 27 all-day
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Apr
28
Thu
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
Apr 28 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

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

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

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

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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
Apr 28 all-day
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Apr
29
Fri
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
Apr 29 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Apr 29 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
Apr 29 all-day
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Apr
30
Sat
Exhibition | FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / Fragments of a theatrical journey @ Palazzo Collicola, ingresso via Vittori
Apr 30 all-day

FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / FRAGMENTS OF A THEATRICAL JOURNEY

The exhibition-tribute that brings to light documents, photographs, old sketches, costumes and stage furnishings that have made the history of the Festival dei Due Mondi allows tourists and residents to admire real pieces of art made by the skilled hands of the Festival’s costume designers that have followed over the years.

The exhibition, curated by Piero Maccarinelli, aims to highlight the fundamental work of the craftsmen-artists without whom the festival would not have achieved the international prestige that has distinguished it. It is a first eclectic survey of costumes selected from the thousands in the festival’s storehouse and represents a preview of the work that will be developed more organically in the coming years, according to thematic cycles.



Opening days:

December 8-12, 18, 19 and 26
January 2 and January 6-9, 2022
March 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 April
May 1st, 2022

On the indicated days the exhibition will be open from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
Apr 30 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Apr 30 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) SMARTLAB. Laboratori su Robotica, Coding ed Elettronica per bambini e ragazzi @ Digipass Spoleto (via Busetti)
Apr 30 all-day
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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
Apr 30 all-day
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May
1
Sun
Exhibition | FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / Fragments of a theatrical journey @ Palazzo Collicola, ingresso via Vittori
May 1 all-day

FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / FRAGMENTS OF A THEATRICAL JOURNEY

The exhibition-tribute that brings to light documents, photographs, old sketches, costumes and stage furnishings that have made the history of the Festival dei Due Mondi allows tourists and residents to admire real pieces of art made by the skilled hands of the Festival’s costume designers that have followed over the years.

The exhibition, curated by Piero Maccarinelli, aims to highlight the fundamental work of the craftsmen-artists without whom the festival would not have achieved the international prestige that has distinguished it. It is a first eclectic survey of costumes selected from the thousands in the festival’s storehouse and represents a preview of the work that will be developed more organically in the coming years, according to thematic cycles.



Opening days:

December 8-12, 18, 19 and 26
January 2 and January 6-9, 2022
March 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 April
May 1st, 2022

On the indicated days the exhibition will be open from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 1 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 1 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) TULIPARK SPOLETO @ Baiano di Spoleto
May 1 all-day
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SPOLETO CARD guided tour | STORIES OF LOVE AND ARMS – The Camera Pinta’s frescoes @ Rocca Albornoz - Camera Pinta
May 1 @ 11:00

SPOLETO CARD: visits scheduled in May
Five guided tours to learn about the historical and artistic heritage of the city

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 by 6 pm on 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

May
2
Mon
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 2 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 2 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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May
3
Tue
CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 3 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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May
4
Wed
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 4 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 4 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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LA MAMA UMBRIA Events and Shows @ Cantiere Oberdan
May 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30

4 May 2022 from 18.30 to 20.30
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan

WORKSHOP-LAB Free of charge
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PARADISE – nanou group
led by: Marco Valerio Amico
with the resident artists: – Andrea Dionisi, Agnese Gabrielli, Emanuel Santos

The nanou group, in artistic residency in Spoleto, offers a free Lab workshop, aimed in particular at young people from Spoleto, to experiment with new languages and choreographic images that are produced “accidentally”. Starting with their new project PARADISO from the Third Canto of Dante Alighieri’s Comedy; like Paradise, it is another space, inhabited by light and evanescent figures

8 May 2022 @18.30 La MaMa RE_MAIN
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan

Public Performance – Open rehearsal:
CONVERSATIONS WITH PARADISE
PROJECT Marco Valerio Amico, Alfredo Pirri, Bruno Dorella
CHOREOGRAPHY Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci
WITH Andrea Dionisi, Agnese Gabrielli, Emanuel Santos
PRODUCTION Nanou Cultural Association, Ravenna Festival

Paradise is the beginning of a common path starting from the Third Canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Comedy; like Paradise, it is another space, inhabited by light and evanescent figures; a cinematographic long field in which to immerse oneself thanks to Bruno Dorella’s music – for a choreography in synergy with visual art.
The gestures lose every trace of naturalism to become an abstract choreography, whose meaning lies in the desire to bridge the distance between the gaze (of the spectator) and the bodies in action. The limit of the backgrounds is forced, torn, deteriorated by the body that attacks it with its choreographic action.
The choreographic images are produced “accidentally”, and the bodies are immediately pulverised thanks to the process of abstraction that produces a pure plasticity that surpasses all other instances.

21 MAY @ 21.30 La MaMa RE_MAIN
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
VENUS IN FUR
Director: Luca Biancalana
Acting voices: Alessio Ragni – Federica Pieravanti – Giulio Alunni Brozzetti – Anna Corvo – Paolo Polvanesi – Francesca Pesci – Pietro Oliva Fonteni – Marina Sozi
Musicians: Saverio Mariani (keyboards) Mauro Moscati (guitar) Lorenzo Fiori (bass) Andrea Sensidoni (percussion)
Assistant director: Giorgio Neri
Costumes and props: Maria Pia Silveri – Marina Sozi Lighting design: Marco Andreoli

Thomas is a director and playwright desperately looking for an actress to play Wanda, the protagonist of his latest play, a theatrical adaptation of the novel written in 1870 by Leopold van Sacher-Masoch: “Venus in Fur”. At the end of a day of disappointing auditions, a vulgar, foul-mouthed and too ignorant woman enters the theatre to play such a sophisticated role. Yet little by little, working together on the text, Thomas and Wanda, through a witty and malicious duel, will cross the border between reality and fiction in an increasingly disturbing game. An irresistible text pays tribute to the classic of erotic literature, from which, in 2013, David Ives and Roman Polanski based the screenplay for the film of the same name, presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tickets on Eventbrite; https://www.eventbrite.it/e/venere-in-pelliccia-tickets-331458610627

CORRENTI DEL NERA | BEETHOVEN IN VERMONT @ Teatro Caio Melisso
May 4 @ 21:00
May
5
Thu
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 5 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 5 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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May
6
Fri
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 6 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 6 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
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Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) +++ANNULLATO+++ Presentazione del libro “I sette pilastri dell’arte di oggi. Da Pollock alle bufere del nuovo millennio” di Flavio Caroli @ Palazzo Collicola - Salone d'Onore
May 6 @ 18:00
<!--:it-->+++ANNULLATO+++ Presentazione del libro "I sette pilastri dell'arte di oggi. Da Pollock alle bufere del nuovo millennio" di Flavio Caroli <!--:--> @ Palazzo Collicola - Salone d'Onore

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(Italiano) La Notte nazionale del Liceo classico Pontano Sansi di Spoleto @ Liceo Classico Pontano Sansi - Piazza Carducci
May 6 @ 18:45
<!--:it-->La Notte nazionale del Liceo classico Pontano Sansi di Spoleto<!--:--> @ Liceo Classico Pontano Sansi - Piazza Carducci

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May
7
Sat
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 7 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 7 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) Presentazione del libro “Il figlio dell’illustre fornaio. La giovinezza, l’antifascismo, la Resistenza” di Mauro Antonini @ Giardino Circolo ARCI di Eggi
May 7 @ 17:30

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May
8
Sun
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 8 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 8 all-day

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

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

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Antiques Market @ Corso Mazzini - Giardini di Viale Matteotti
May 8 @ 08:00

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

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

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RAGGIO DI MAGGIO Between poetry and music @ Spoleto e Eggi
May 8 @ 17:00
SPOLETO CARD guided tour | The Temple of Clitumnus – A monument of ancient charm @ Tempietto sul Clitunno
May 8 @ 18:00

SPOLETO CARD: visits scheduled in May
Five guided tours to learn about the historical and artistic heritage of the city

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

LA MAMA UMBRIA Events and Shows @ Cantiere Oberdan
May 8 @ 18:30

4 May 2022 from 18.30 to 20.30
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan

WORKSHOP-LAB Free of charge
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PARADISE – nanou group
led by: Marco Valerio Amico
with the resident artists: – Andrea Dionisi, Agnese Gabrielli, Emanuel Santos

The nanou group, in artistic residency in Spoleto, offers a free Lab workshop, aimed in particular at young people from Spoleto, to experiment with new languages and choreographic images that are produced “accidentally”. Starting with their new project PARADISO from the Third Canto of Dante Alighieri’s Comedy; like Paradise, it is another space, inhabited by light and evanescent figures

8 May 2022 @18.30 La MaMa RE_MAIN
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan

Public Performance – Open rehearsal:
CONVERSATIONS WITH PARADISE
PROJECT Marco Valerio Amico, Alfredo Pirri, Bruno Dorella
CHOREOGRAPHY Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci
WITH Andrea Dionisi, Agnese Gabrielli, Emanuel Santos
PRODUCTION Nanou Cultural Association, Ravenna Festival

Paradise is the beginning of a common path starting from the Third Canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Comedy; like Paradise, it is another space, inhabited by light and evanescent figures; a cinematographic long field in which to immerse oneself thanks to Bruno Dorella’s music – for a choreography in synergy with visual art.
The gestures lose every trace of naturalism to become an abstract choreography, whose meaning lies in the desire to bridge the distance between the gaze (of the spectator) and the bodies in action. The limit of the backgrounds is forced, torn, deteriorated by the body that attacks it with its choreographic action.
The choreographic images are produced “accidentally”, and the bodies are immediately pulverised thanks to the process of abstraction that produces a pure plasticity that surpasses all other instances.

21 MAY @ 21.30 La MaMa RE_MAIN
SPOLETO, Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
VENUS IN FUR
Director: Luca Biancalana
Acting voices: Alessio Ragni – Federica Pieravanti – Giulio Alunni Brozzetti – Anna Corvo – Paolo Polvanesi – Francesca Pesci – Pietro Oliva Fonteni – Marina Sozi
Musicians: Saverio Mariani (keyboards) Mauro Moscati (guitar) Lorenzo Fiori (bass) Andrea Sensidoni (percussion)
Assistant director: Giorgio Neri
Costumes and props: Maria Pia Silveri – Marina Sozi Lighting design: Marco Andreoli

Thomas is a director and playwright desperately looking for an actress to play Wanda, the protagonist of his latest play, a theatrical adaptation of the novel written in 1870 by Leopold van Sacher-Masoch: “Venus in Fur”. At the end of a day of disappointing auditions, a vulgar, foul-mouthed and too ignorant woman enters the theatre to play such a sophisticated role. Yet little by little, working together on the text, Thomas and Wanda, through a witty and malicious duel, will cross the border between reality and fiction in an increasingly disturbing game. An irresistible text pays tribute to the classic of erotic literature, from which, in 2013, David Ives and Roman Polanski based the screenplay for the film of the same name, presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tickets on Eventbrite; https://www.eventbrite.it/e/venere-in-pelliccia-tickets-331458610627

May
9
Mon
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 9 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
May 9 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) VISIONI D’AUTORE | Il regista Dario Albertini presenta ANIMA BELLA @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
May 9 @ 21:00

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

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

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

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May
11
Wed
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | THE GENETICS OF THE FORM | Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo @ Palazzo Collicola
May 11 all-day

GTHE GENETICS OF FORM
Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo

curated by Davide Silvioli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 aprile – 29 maggio 2022


In the seasonal programme of Palazzo Collicola, the group exhibition The Genetics of Form is a moment of attention on how contemporary artistic practices are reformulating the entity of form in the work of art, starting from the analysis of the work of a selection of emerging and mid-career artists. The project, curated by Davide Silvioli, brings to the exhibition a group of seven artists with different lexicons and references, unified by the use of methodologies that experiment with means, processes, matter and materials, at times innovative and at times traditional, sometimes hybridizing them, to create new aesthetic destinations, where form, insubordinable to the canonical prescriptions of eurythmy and composition, opens up to the unstable effect of operations that alter and undermine any claim to completeness or completion.
The title of the exhibition, on this basis, is inspired by the anecdote that scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, in discovering the double helix morphology of the DNA structure, were apparently inspired by some scribbles Crick made in his workbook. Despite its apparent simplicity, this episode tells us much about the nature of form in the molecular universe as well as in that of artistic research, encapsulating the complexity of the relationship between form and substance, between form and external environment, between natural form and artificial form, between form and appearance, between form and its perception. Therefore, the languages of Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo, with a high degree of interdisciplinarity, represent seven researches that, while evaluating their respective subjectivities, adequately and unanimously argue the theoretical premises of the exhibition. Scattered through the rooms on the ground floor of the museum, their works, ranging from sculpture to installation and video, and eluding easy nomenclature, provide a concise but exhaustive scenario of how the classical category of form, interpreted in the project as the result of the simultaneous effect – not always disciplined – of endogenous and exogenous impulses, is still being revised by the contemporary world.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 11 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
May 11 all-day

VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 April – 29 May 2022


Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola is a solo exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the birth of an artist who has marked the destiny of much of thedevelopment of Italian painting from the post-war period to the early 2000s. Although Vasco Bendini (Bologna 1922 – Rome 2015) was originally from Emilia and lived in Rome for many years, he was particularly close to Spoleto thanks to his friendship with Bruno Toscano, which had developed since the days of the Spoleto Prize, which he won on two occasions (1955 and 1957), and which continued to be cultivated over time until the donation of a substantial nucleus of works, almost all from the 1950s, desired by Vasco and made by Marcella Valentini Bendini, to enrich the Spoleto gallery in 1989. It was therefore an important relationship with the city and its museum, that today intend to pay tribute to him by rediscovering that group of donated works, including the only surviving example of the Diluvi cycle. In the exhibition curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, the works alternate with documents and critical analyses, in particular by Francesco Arcangeli, Bendini’s first supporter as well as an influential critic of the Spoleto group. In fact, it was through the theorisation of the last naturalism that the debate opened in Italy, as early as 1954, around a young generation of artists (in particular Emiliani and Lombardi, but also the Spoletini), in which Vasco Bendini was, together with Mattia Moreni, Ennio Morlotti and others, among the protagonists of this critical event that opened up a new, existential vision of art. Bendini, who around 1950 “struggled with Masaccio”, as Arcangeli recalls, immediately afterwards “began to fill large pastel papers with storms and deluge: whirlwinds that we can barely remember, agitated coils, blacks that avalanche on themselves. Nothing remains of them: and yet the abandonment to that very isolated and almost absurd anarchy was […] of an absolute frankness”. As we have said, the only remaining evidence of the Diluvi is in Spoleto, but alongside this are canvases and papers of intense spiritual afflatus, mistaken at the time for eternal abstraction; looking at them today, they disclose intense and delicate shadows of subtle faces, oscillating between the memory of the image and an almost subconscious vision, generated by small strokes. It is the grammar of informal tachisme that emerges and returns these images with intense emotion. These are the years, from the beginning of the 1950s to the beginning of the 1960s, with an appendix on the 1980s, when the artist returned to reinterpret some of the initial themes of his rich artistic career, that interest the Spoleto exhibition, which is accompanied by the publication of the catalogue, offered by the Freemocco publisher of Deruta; among other contributions, it includes an interview by Bruno Toscano.


Vasco Bendini (Bologna 27 February 1922 – Rome 31 January 2015) A pupil of Virgilio Guidi and Giorgio Morandi, he attended their courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, but his first exhibition was held in Lombardy, in Milan at the Bergamini Gallery in 1949. Over the following decade he exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, in particular in Florence in 1953 at the Galleria La Torre presented by Francesco Arcangeli who shortly afterwards included him in the group of the Last Naturalists theorised in the pages of the magazine “Paragone” (1954). In 1956 he took part in the Venice Biennale in 1959 and was invited to the Rome Quadrenniale, while in 1961 he was in Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale and in 1962 at the Tokyo Biennale, and then again in Venice in 1964. His painting was influenced by Informalism, in the Archangelian declination of nature tinged with an inclination towards abstraction. The turning point came in 1966 when, presented by Giulio Carlo Argan at the L’Attico gallery in Rome, a certain formal inflection appeared in his painting that would be typical of arte povera. This trend was also confirmed a year later, when he presented his canvases at the Studio Bentivoglio in Bologna, with an essay by Arcangeli. The 1970s opened with his third participation in the Venice Biennale in 1972, invited by Renato Barilli. In 1973 he moved to the capital, where he returned to live in 2012 after an interval of working in Parma. These are the years in which he inaugurated important personal and anthological exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the C.S.A.C. in Parma, the Italian Cultural Institute in Cologne, the Saarbruecken Museum of Modern Art and the Saarlouis Museum of Modern Art, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, the Franco Antonicelli Cultural Union in Turin, the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, the P.A.C. in Milan, the Pinacoteca in Ravenna, the Galleria Civica in Modena, Palazzo Forti in Verona, the Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea in Trento, the Loggetta Lombardesca, the Museo della Città in Ravenna, the Palazzo Comunale in Salò, the Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea of the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Teatro Farnese in Parma, the Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, the Civica Galleria in Lissone, the Museo Bocchi in Parma, the Castello Masnago in Varese, the MACRO in Rome, the Museo Palazzo de’ Mayo in Chieti. During his stay in Parma, he received numerous awards for his career, including the 2002 Lissone Prize, the Marina di Ravenna Prize, the Guglielmo Marconi Prize, the G.B. Salvi Prize in Sassoferrato (Ancona), the Targa Ricordo Volponi in Bologna, and the tribute exhibition at the MACRO in Rome. In 2009, under the presidency of Marcella Valentini Bendini, the Archive of Vasco Bendini’s work was set up in Parma and later transferred to Rome. Vice President Irene Santori. Finally, in 2012 the last monograph of the artist was presented at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.

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May 11 all-day

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May
12
Thu
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | THE GENETICS OF THE FORM | Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo @ Palazzo Collicola
May 12 all-day

GTHE GENETICS OF FORM
Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo

curated by Davide Silvioli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 aprile – 29 maggio 2022


In the seasonal programme of Palazzo Collicola, the group exhibition The Genetics of Form is a moment of attention on how contemporary artistic practices are reformulating the entity of form in the work of art, starting from the analysis of the work of a selection of emerging and mid-career artists. The project, curated by Davide Silvioli, brings to the exhibition a group of seven artists with different lexicons and references, unified by the use of methodologies that experiment with means, processes, matter and materials, at times innovative and at times traditional, sometimes hybridizing them, to create new aesthetic destinations, where form, insubordinable to the canonical prescriptions of eurythmy and composition, opens up to the unstable effect of operations that alter and undermine any claim to completeness or completion.
The title of the exhibition, on this basis, is inspired by the anecdote that scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, in discovering the double helix morphology of the DNA structure, were apparently inspired by some scribbles Crick made in his workbook. Despite its apparent simplicity, this episode tells us much about the nature of form in the molecular universe as well as in that of artistic research, encapsulating the complexity of the relationship between form and substance, between form and external environment, between natural form and artificial form, between form and appearance, between form and its perception. Therefore, the languages of Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo, with a high degree of interdisciplinarity, represent seven researches that, while evaluating their respective subjectivities, adequately and unanimously argue the theoretical premises of the exhibition. Scattered through the rooms on the ground floor of the museum, their works, ranging from sculpture to installation and video, and eluding easy nomenclature, provide a concise but exhaustive scenario of how the classical category of form, interpreted in the project as the result of the simultaneous effect – not always disciplined – of endogenous and exogenous impulses, is still being revised by the contemporary world.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 12 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
May 12 all-day

VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 April – 29 May 2022


Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola is a solo exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the birth of an artist who has marked the destiny of much of thedevelopment of Italian painting from the post-war period to the early 2000s. Although Vasco Bendini (Bologna 1922 – Rome 2015) was originally from Emilia and lived in Rome for many years, he was particularly close to Spoleto thanks to his friendship with Bruno Toscano, which had developed since the days of the Spoleto Prize, which he won on two occasions (1955 and 1957), and which continued to be cultivated over time until the donation of a substantial nucleus of works, almost all from the 1950s, desired by Vasco and made by Marcella Valentini Bendini, to enrich the Spoleto gallery in 1989. It was therefore an important relationship with the city and its museum, that today intend to pay tribute to him by rediscovering that group of donated works, including the only surviving example of the Diluvi cycle. In the exhibition curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, the works alternate with documents and critical analyses, in particular by Francesco Arcangeli, Bendini’s first supporter as well as an influential critic of the Spoleto group. In fact, it was through the theorisation of the last naturalism that the debate opened in Italy, as early as 1954, around a young generation of artists (in particular Emiliani and Lombardi, but also the Spoletini), in which Vasco Bendini was, together with Mattia Moreni, Ennio Morlotti and others, among the protagonists of this critical event that opened up a new, existential vision of art. Bendini, who around 1950 “struggled with Masaccio”, as Arcangeli recalls, immediately afterwards “began to fill large pastel papers with storms and deluge: whirlwinds that we can barely remember, agitated coils, blacks that avalanche on themselves. Nothing remains of them: and yet the abandonment to that very isolated and almost absurd anarchy was […] of an absolute frankness”. As we have said, the only remaining evidence of the Diluvi is in Spoleto, but alongside this are canvases and papers of intense spiritual afflatus, mistaken at the time for eternal abstraction; looking at them today, they disclose intense and delicate shadows of subtle faces, oscillating between the memory of the image and an almost subconscious vision, generated by small strokes. It is the grammar of informal tachisme that emerges and returns these images with intense emotion. These are the years, from the beginning of the 1950s to the beginning of the 1960s, with an appendix on the 1980s, when the artist returned to reinterpret some of the initial themes of his rich artistic career, that interest the Spoleto exhibition, which is accompanied by the publication of the catalogue, offered by the Freemocco publisher of Deruta; among other contributions, it includes an interview by Bruno Toscano.


Vasco Bendini (Bologna 27 February 1922 – Rome 31 January 2015) A pupil of Virgilio Guidi and Giorgio Morandi, he attended their courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, but his first exhibition was held in Lombardy, in Milan at the Bergamini Gallery in 1949. Over the following decade he exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, in particular in Florence in 1953 at the Galleria La Torre presented by Francesco Arcangeli who shortly afterwards included him in the group of the Last Naturalists theorised in the pages of the magazine “Paragone” (1954). In 1956 he took part in the Venice Biennale in 1959 and was invited to the Rome Quadrenniale, while in 1961 he was in Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale and in 1962 at the Tokyo Biennale, and then again in Venice in 1964. His painting was influenced by Informalism, in the Archangelian declination of nature tinged with an inclination towards abstraction. The turning point came in 1966 when, presented by Giulio Carlo Argan at the L’Attico gallery in Rome, a certain formal inflection appeared in his painting that would be typical of arte povera. This trend was also confirmed a year later, when he presented his canvases at the Studio Bentivoglio in Bologna, with an essay by Arcangeli. The 1970s opened with his third participation in the Venice Biennale in 1972, invited by Renato Barilli. In 1973 he moved to the capital, where he returned to live in 2012 after an interval of working in Parma. These are the years in which he inaugurated important personal and anthological exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the C.S.A.C. in Parma, the Italian Cultural Institute in Cologne, the Saarbruecken Museum of Modern Art and the Saarlouis Museum of Modern Art, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, the Franco Antonicelli Cultural Union in Turin, the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, the P.A.C. in Milan, the Pinacoteca in Ravenna, the Galleria Civica in Modena, Palazzo Forti in Verona, the Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea in Trento, the Loggetta Lombardesca, the Museo della Città in Ravenna, the Palazzo Comunale in Salò, the Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea of the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Teatro Farnese in Parma, the Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, the Civica Galleria in Lissone, the Museo Bocchi in Parma, the Castello Masnago in Varese, the MACRO in Rome, the Museo Palazzo de’ Mayo in Chieti. During his stay in Parma, he received numerous awards for his career, including the 2002 Lissone Prize, the Marina di Ravenna Prize, the Guglielmo Marconi Prize, the G.B. Salvi Prize in Sassoferrato (Ancona), the Targa Ricordo Volponi in Bologna, and the tribute exhibition at the MACRO in Rome. In 2009, under the presidency of Marcella Valentini Bendini, the Archive of Vasco Bendini’s work was set up in Parma and later transferred to Rome. Vice President Irene Santori. Finally, in 2012 the last monograph of the artist was presented at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.

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

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

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

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May
13
Fri
EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | THE GENETICS OF THE FORM | Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo @ Palazzo Collicola
May 13 all-day

GTHE GENETICS OF FORM
Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo

curated by Davide Silvioli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 aprile – 29 maggio 2022


In the seasonal programme of Palazzo Collicola, the group exhibition The Genetics of Form is a moment of attention on how contemporary artistic practices are reformulating the entity of form in the work of art, starting from the analysis of the work of a selection of emerging and mid-career artists. The project, curated by Davide Silvioli, brings to the exhibition a group of seven artists with different lexicons and references, unified by the use of methodologies that experiment with means, processes, matter and materials, at times innovative and at times traditional, sometimes hybridizing them, to create new aesthetic destinations, where form, insubordinable to the canonical prescriptions of eurythmy and composition, opens up to the unstable effect of operations that alter and undermine any claim to completeness or completion.
The title of the exhibition, on this basis, is inspired by the anecdote that scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, in discovering the double helix morphology of the DNA structure, were apparently inspired by some scribbles Crick made in his workbook. Despite its apparent simplicity, this episode tells us much about the nature of form in the molecular universe as well as in that of artistic research, encapsulating the complexity of the relationship between form and substance, between form and external environment, between natural form and artificial form, between form and appearance, between form and its perception. Therefore, the languages of Antonio Barbieri, Giulio Bensasson, Roberto Ghezzi, Giulia Manfredi, Miriam Montani, Bernardo Tirabosco, Medina Zabo, with a high degree of interdisciplinarity, represent seven researches that, while evaluating their respective subjectivities, adequately and unanimously argue the theoretical premises of the exhibition. Scattered through the rooms on the ground floor of the museum, their works, ranging from sculpture to installation and video, and eluding easy nomenclature, provide a concise but exhaustive scenario of how the classical category of form, interpreted in the project as the result of the simultaneous effect – not always disciplined – of endogenous and exogenous impulses, is still being revised by the contemporary world.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | MARK FRANCIS Re-Echo / MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata @ Palazzo Collicola
May 13 all-day

Mark Francis. Re-Echo
curated by Marco Tonelli
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 26 March – 29 May 2022
Vernissage Saturday 26 March at 11.00 am

One of the most interesting British painters of his generation, Mark Francis is seeing his paintings displayed in a solo exhibition in a public museum in Italy for the first time. Internationally acclaimed at the end of the 1990s among the Young British Artists in the epoch-making exhibition of the Saatchi Sensation collection at the Royal Academy in London in 1997, in the exhibition Re-Echo (whose meaning alludes to the physical effect of resonating) he presents 15 paintings made between 2021 and 2022, characterised by frequencies, wavelengths and vertical amplitudes typical of energy waves, as if these paintings were able to capture and measure invisible forces (magnetic, sound, atomic) and well beyond the human capacity for perception.

_____________________________________

MATTEO MONTANI Costellazione privata 
curated by Davide Silvioli
26 March – 29 May 2022
“G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

With Matteo Montani’s project Costellazione privata, Palazzo Collicola renews its focus on contemporary pictorial research hosting the work of an internationally renowned Italian painter.

The exhibition, curated by Davide Silvioli, takes place in the rooms of the museum’s Modern Art Gallery, also occupying its own architectural areas. The artist’s work consists of a series of works – never exhibited before – dating back to different periods but united by the refinement given by the reduced format, the result of a selection that the Roman painter has made directly within the pictorial surfaces themselves, extrapolating only details that highlight the different stylistic features of his rigorous research. Montani’s work thus becomes a new aesthetic presence in the midst of the works that make up the permanent collection, suggesting unexpected linguistic affinities and sophisticated dissonances. Thus structured, the operation, although disseminated like a constellation, is to be read as a unicum, just like the latter, and therefore as a single site-specific intervention, aimed at providing alternative keys to interpretation in order to interface both with the contemporary artistic heritage of the museum and with Montani’s research. Through a circle of works expressly selected or created for the occasion, the exhibition moves along these two parallel tracks – the collection and Montani’s work – which, contaminating each other in the exhibition experience, give rise to new ideas for interpreting both the one and the other.

EXHIBITIONS AT PALAZZO COLLICOLA | VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
May 13 all-day

VASCO BENDINI | Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola
curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto 9 April – 29 May 2022


Volti e diluvi. Works from the collection of Palazzo Collicola is a solo exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the birth of an artist who has marked the destiny of much of thedevelopment of Italian painting from the post-war period to the early 2000s. Although Vasco Bendini (Bologna 1922 – Rome 2015) was originally from Emilia and lived in Rome for many years, he was particularly close to Spoleto thanks to his friendship with Bruno Toscano, which had developed since the days of the Spoleto Prize, which he won on two occasions (1955 and 1957), and which continued to be cultivated over time until the donation of a substantial nucleus of works, almost all from the 1950s, desired by Vasco and made by Marcella Valentini Bendini, to enrich the Spoleto gallery in 1989. It was therefore an important relationship with the city and its museum, that today intend to pay tribute to him by rediscovering that group of donated works, including the only surviving example of the Diluvi cycle. In the exhibition curated by Lorenzo Fiorucci, the works alternate with documents and critical analyses, in particular by Francesco Arcangeli, Bendini’s first supporter as well as an influential critic of the Spoleto group. In fact, it was through the theorisation of the last naturalism that the debate opened in Italy, as early as 1954, around a young generation of artists (in particular Emiliani and Lombardi, but also the Spoletini), in which Vasco Bendini was, together with Mattia Moreni, Ennio Morlotti and others, among the protagonists of this critical event that opened up a new, existential vision of art. Bendini, who around 1950 “struggled with Masaccio”, as Arcangeli recalls, immediately afterwards “began to fill large pastel papers with storms and deluge: whirlwinds that we can barely remember, agitated coils, blacks that avalanche on themselves. Nothing remains of them: and yet the abandonment to that very isolated and almost absurd anarchy was […] of an absolute frankness”. As we have said, the only remaining evidence of the Diluvi is in Spoleto, but alongside this are canvases and papers of intense spiritual afflatus, mistaken at the time for eternal abstraction; looking at them today, they disclose intense and delicate shadows of subtle faces, oscillating between the memory of the image and an almost subconscious vision, generated by small strokes. It is the grammar of informal tachisme that emerges and returns these images with intense emotion. These are the years, from the beginning of the 1950s to the beginning of the 1960s, with an appendix on the 1980s, when the artist returned to reinterpret some of the initial themes of his rich artistic career, that interest the Spoleto exhibition, which is accompanied by the publication of the catalogue, offered by the Freemocco publisher of Deruta; among other contributions, it includes an interview by Bruno Toscano.


Vasco Bendini (Bologna 27 February 1922 – Rome 31 January 2015) A pupil of Virgilio Guidi and Giorgio Morandi, he attended their courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, but his first exhibition was held in Lombardy, in Milan at the Bergamini Gallery in 1949. Over the following decade he exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, in particular in Florence in 1953 at the Galleria La Torre presented by Francesco Arcangeli who shortly afterwards included him in the group of the Last Naturalists theorised in the pages of the magazine “Paragone” (1954). In 1956 he took part in the Venice Biennale in 1959 and was invited to the Rome Quadrenniale, while in 1961 he was in Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale and in 1962 at the Tokyo Biennale, and then again in Venice in 1964. His painting was influenced by Informalism, in the Archangelian declination of nature tinged with an inclination towards abstraction. The turning point came in 1966 when, presented by Giulio Carlo Argan at the L’Attico gallery in Rome, a certain formal inflection appeared in his painting that would be typical of arte povera. This trend was also confirmed a year later, when he presented his canvases at the Studio Bentivoglio in Bologna, with an essay by Arcangeli. The 1970s opened with his third participation in the Venice Biennale in 1972, invited by Renato Barilli. In 1973 he moved to the capital, where he returned to live in 2012 after an interval of working in Parma. These are the years in which he inaugurated important personal and anthological exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the C.S.A.C. in Parma, the Italian Cultural Institute in Cologne, the Saarbruecken Museum of Modern Art and the Saarlouis Museum of Modern Art, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, the Franco Antonicelli Cultural Union in Turin, the Casa del Mantegna in Mantua, the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Spoleto, the P.A.C. in Milan, the Pinacoteca in Ravenna, the Galleria Civica in Modena, Palazzo Forti in Verona, the Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea in Trento, the Loggetta Lombardesca, the Museo della Città in Ravenna, the Palazzo Comunale in Salò, the Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea of the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Teatro Farnese in Parma, the Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, the Civica Galleria in Lissone, the Museo Bocchi in Parma, the Castello Masnago in Varese, the MACRO in Rome, the Museo Palazzo de’ Mayo in Chieti. During his stay in Parma, he received numerous awards for his career, including the 2002 Lissone Prize, the Marina di Ravenna Prize, the Guglielmo Marconi Prize, the G.B. Salvi Prize in Sassoferrato (Ancona), the Targa Ricordo Volponi in Bologna, and the tribute exhibition at the MACRO in Rome. In 2009, under the presidency of Marcella Valentini Bendini, the Archive of Vasco Bendini’s work was set up in Parma and later transferred to Rome. Vice President Irene Santori. Finally, in 2012 the last monograph of the artist was presented at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.

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