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Nov
27
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Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 27 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 27 all-day

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

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 27 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 27 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 27 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 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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Nov
28
Sun
(Italiano) GIORNATA INTERNAZIONALE PER L’ELIMINAZIONE DELLA VIOLENZA SULLE DONNE | Iniziative promosse dal Comune di Spoleto @ Spoleto
Nov 28 all-day

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Nov 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 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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SPOLETO ON STAGE – SPOLETO CARD guided tour @ Teatro Romano di Spoleto
Nov 28 @ 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021-2022 Prose Season | THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Molière @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Nov 28 @ 17:00

2021-2022 PROSE SEASON
Six shows, two regional exclusives and a world premiere. Start on Sunday 28 November with ‘Il malato immaginario’ by Molière. Actor Emilio Solfrizzi plays the leading role.
THE PROGRAMME
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Six shows, with two regional exclusives, a world premiere and great names of the Italian theatre such as Gabriele Lavia, Antonio Latella, Sonia Bergamasco, Vinicio Marchioni, Emilio Solfrizzi, Leonardo Lidi, just to mention some of them. This is a summary of the programme of the 2021-2022 Prose Season, presented at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti by the mayor Andrea Sisti, together with the councillor Danilo Chiodetti, the director and the head of programming of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Nino Marino and Bianca Maria Ragni.

“Together with the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria,” explained Councillor Chiodetti, “we have tried to prepare a programme characterised by the great names of Italian theatre and great authors to allow the public to fully experience the joy of the return. As always, there are the great productions of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, but also the most important productions of the national scene, and dance.

The public’s relationship with the Prose Season in Spoleto has grown exponentially over the last few years, I believe since the time of one of my most illustrious predecessors, to over 500 subscribers in the last two editions”.

 

A season that marks the return of the public to the theatre, though with all the precautions linked to the continuing health emergency.

“Theatre plays a cultural and, above all, a social role in this period, because it allows us to overcome isolation and return to sociality – said director Nino Marino – Thanks to the work done together with the development management, we can now return to the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, a real secular temple, with an important and quality theatre season. I hope that this return to the theatre will be a harbinger of positive things”.

A return made possible also thanks to the commitment of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria. “I would like to thank you because you have helped us to build this season at a time when Spoleto did not have the financial means to cover all the costs,” said Mayor Sisti. “Culture is an instrument of enhancement and emancipation and it will certainly be our duty to work and give greater substance to what is a historic value for our city.

Another very important aspect that I am particularly keen on concerns the involvement of students, who in recent years have responded by taking part in numerous shows,” added the mayor. I would like to thank the schools for this, because we must be able to overcome this gap that is sometimes complained of between the city of culture, the festival and the citizens. We want to build a strong and constant link between schools and the theatre, and Danilo Chiodetti and Luigina Renzi, who are the two councillors of reference, will work in this direction”.

PRE-EMPTION FOR LAST SEASON’S SUBSCRIBERS
Holders of passes for last year’s Prose Season can reconfirm their subscriptions for the same seat:
FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER from 5pm to 7pm.
SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NEW SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
TUESDAY 23 AND WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The school subscription, reserved for students of all levels, university students (upon presentation of the university booklet) and young people under the age of 20 (this type of subscription provides the choice of a fixed seat) scheduled for Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November (Info and reservations 338 8562727).
The school season ticket includes four performances at a cost of 28 euros (Il malato immaginario; La signorina Giulia; Il berretto a sonagli; Raffaello il figlio del vento).

Il malato immaginario  (The imaginary invalid) by Molière
Sunday 28 November 2021, 5 p.m. | Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Production Compagnia Molière, La Contrada Teatro Stabile di Trieste in collaboration with Teatro Quirino – Vittorio Gassman

La signorina Giulia  (Miss Julie) by August Strindberg
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 9 p.m. | Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
A Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria production in collaboration with the Festival Of Two Worlds

Chi ha paura di Virginia Woolf?  (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) by Edward Albee
Sunday 9 January 2022, 5 p.m. | Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
A Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria production with the special contribution of Fondazione Brunello e Federica Cucinelli

Bayadere il regno delle ombre by Ludwing Minkus, Michele di Stefano
Saturday 22 January 2022, 9 p.m. | Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Produced by Associazione Culturale Balletto di Toscana Nuovo Balletto di Toscana

Il berretto a sonagli  (Cap and bells) by Luigi Pirandello
Sunday 6 February 2022, 5 p.m. | Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
An Effimera Srl production in coproduction with Diana OR.I.S.

Raffaello il figlio del vento by Matthias Martelli
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March2022, 9 p.m. | Teatro Caio Melisso – Spazio Carla Fendi
A Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, DOC servizi production, in collaboration with Comune di Urbino, Regione Marche and AMAT

(Italiano) XII edizione STRUMENTI & MUSICA FESTIVAL @ Palazzo Leti Sansi - via Arco di Druso
Nov 28 @ 18:00

STRUMENTI&MUSICA FESTIVAL
12th ediition

Strumenti&Musica Festival is back in Spoleto. From November 23 to 28, the Cultural Association Italian Accordion Culture offers a week of quality music, with leading names in the classical and contemporary international scene.

The continuing pandemic crisis has not allowed to announce the usual accordion, piano and composition competitions, which have become a reference point for hundreds of young musicians from all over the world, but the need to give new life to live concert music has made even stronger the will to continue, despite the difficulties. So, from the open windows of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Leti Sansi, you will once again be able to hear notes and melodies to breathe deeply, like new fresh air.

In addition to the presence of established artists worldwide, the program will be enriched by the participation of musicians from prestigious Italian conservatories that will compete in the execution of a selection of works from Gian Carlo Menotti’s instrumental repertoire, transcribed for accordion.

Another novelty this year is the institution of the training course on music journalism “Orchestra editors. Musical journalism between criticism and information” for members of the Ordine dei Giornalisti, but open to anyone who wishes to participate.

The course, by the S.I.Ge.F. – O.d.G. of Umbria, will be held Saturday, November 27 from 9.00 (Palazzo Leti Sansi) and aims to shed light on a sector of cultural journalism, and journalism in general, highlighting problems and opportunities between tradition and new media. Participants: Francesca Nesler (Cultured music project leader – Rai Cultura), Sandro Cappelletto (music critic), Maria Pia Fanciulli (press office “Amici della Musica” of Foligno), Gianluca Bibiani (editor of “Strumenti&Musica Magazine”). The introduction is by Sergio Macedone (co-director of “Strumenti&Musica Magazine”, author of Rai 5-Musica Colta and editor of the music pages of raicultura.it). Sergio Macedone and Ilaria Bellini (co-director of “Strumenti&Musica Magazine”) will coordinate the event.

The concerts, with free admission, will start on Tuesday 23rd November at 21.00, with the Duo Una Sinistra composed by the Russian accordionists Alexander Selivanov (button accordion) & Yulia Amerikova (piano accordion). Both classical accordionists from Moscow’s prestigious “Gnessin” Russian State Music Academy. The Duo is the winner of the 1st prize in the world accordion competition “Coupe Mondiale” and since 2004 they have been performing all over the world (Europe, China, USA). The program includes Russian and European classics and musical pieces from the repertoire of composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Georgij Vasil’evič Sviridov and François Couperin.

The concert of November 24, which will begin at 21.00, is divided into two parts: the first part will be performed by the duo consisting of the bandoneonist/guitarist Roman Gomez and the singer Andria Antoniou accompanied, for the occasion, by an exceptional guest, the Greek violinist Loulia Selalmazidi, who will perform some songs from their latest production Encuentro. The protagonist of the second part of the evening will be the young, but already particularly successful, jazz accordionist Antonino De Luca with his solo project Confini (Borders).

Thursday, November 25 will be the turn of the Belgian duo Jef De Haes and Katrien Nauwelaerts, accordion and voice, whose program will be articulated in the compositions, among others, of Ravel, Angelis and Bizet.

Particularly evocative is the concert on 26th November, again at 21.00, proposed by the trio formed by Patrizia Angeloni (professor of accordion at the Conservatory of Latina), Stefano Di Loreto and Umberto Turchi as it is inspired by an extremely important figure for the city of Spoleto, Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti: LacrimErisi. Homage to Menotti. A research writing-writing, the object of the proposed works, which moves from the arcane and very current dissonances of Gesualdo da Venosa to the contemporaneity of Menotti, Lee, Penderecki and Rotili.

The sound of the accordionist Vince Abbracciante, a leading figure of Italian jazz, already known to the general public for his repeated collaborations with artists of international caliber, is of a completely different kind. It will be him to tread the scene, Saturday, November 27 at 21.00, in Nocturno solo concert. The ethereal sound of two apparently “gypsy” hands that transport the listener on a metaphysical journey towards the most diverse cultures and sounds.

The 2021 edition of Strumenti&Musica Festival, which marks the restart of a consolidated project after a break forced by the ongoing pandemic, will close on Sunday, November 28, at 18. 00, with Italian New Talents, the exhibition of young accordionists, Camilla Celletti, Pietro Caldarelli, Sofia Santorelli and Emanuele Viti: four young people of great hopes who have brilliantly represented Italy at the 74th edition of the Coupe Mondiale CIA (Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes) held in Munich in October.

For information and reservations: 334 8681080 and info@strumentiemusica.com

The Italian Accordion Culture Association – Première Voting Member of the CIA IMC-Unesco, thanks the City of Spoleto, the Umbrian Land Reclamation Consortium, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Spoleto, the Francesca, Valentina and Luigi Antonini Foundation, the ACEP (Association of Creative Artists and Music Producers), the UNEMIA (Union of Italian Music Publishers and Authors) and the Scandalli Accordions company.

Nov
29
Mon
Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Nov 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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Nov
30
Tue
(Italiano) GIORNATA INTERNAZIONALE PER L’ELIMINAZIONE DELLA VIOLENZA SULLE DONNE | Iniziative promosse dal Comune di Spoleto @ Spoleto
Nov 30 all-day

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Nov 30 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Nov 30 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
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Concert | HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Nov 30 @ 21:15

Tickets: www.ticketone.it e www.ticketitalia.com and at their sales points. On the evening of the show from 7 p.m. at the box office of the Teatro Gian Carlo Menotti – Spoleto.

Info
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www.harlemgospelchoir.com

Athanor Eventi Press Office
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Dec
1
Wed
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 1 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 1 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
2
Thu
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 2 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 2 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 2 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 2 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 2 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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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Dec
3
Fri
DOLCI D’ITALIA | National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets @ Spoleto
Dec 3 all-day

Dolci d’Italia is the National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets.

From the North to the South to the islands, from the sea to the mountains, from ancient Greece to the Middle Ages up to contemporary society, many influences have led to the great sweets we enjoy today.

The Italian confectionery tradition is as wide as the abundant production of high quality food of which the country is rich: milk, cream, wheat, oil and butter, chocolate, ricotta cheese, grape must, fresh and dried fruits… Dolci d’Italia was born with the purpose of promoting this vast food culture.

For three days, Spoleto will be the setting of an exciting journey through sweetness, offering tasting and educational experiences to everyone: food lovers, journalists, chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and workers.

The festival will take place in palaces, cloisters and theaters of the charming historic center of the city of Spoleto, reachable through a marked path: il Circuito del Gusto (the Taste Circuit).

Info and program: https://dolciditalia.it/

Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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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(Italiano) Giornata Internazionale dei diritti delle persone con disabilità | TOCCAR CON MANO I LONGOBARDI Visita guidata tattile @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 3 @ 11:30
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(Italiano) Giornata Internazionale dei diritti delle persone con disabilità | TOCCAR CON MANO I LONGOBARDI Visita guidata tattile @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 3 @ 15:30
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IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA – Opéra Comique in four scenes @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 3 @ 20:30

IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA
Opéra Comique in four scenes

Libretto by Monica Sanfilippo
Music by Luigi De Filippi
A production Operaextravaganza

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Friday 3 December, 8.30 p.m.

Il Segreto della Gioconda (Mona Lisa’s secret) is an extravagant encounter of leading historical figures, such as Napoleon, Pius VII, Elisa Bonaparte, Niccolò Paganini, intertwined and moved by a fatal misunderstanding. As Opéra Comique it combines the lightness of the operetta with the historical rigour of the events it contains, and unfolds along the Via Francigena, beginning in Vetralla, continuing to Lucca, and ending in Besançon.

Tickets:
€ 18 / reduced (under-25s) € 15
Free admission for under-12s

Info and reservations:
Ph. 339 8752939 – 0761 485247
susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Dec
4
Sat
DOLCI D’ITALIA | National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets @ Spoleto
Dec 4 all-day

Dolci d’Italia is the National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets.

From the North to the South to the islands, from the sea to the mountains, from ancient Greece to the Middle Ages up to contemporary society, many influences have led to the great sweets we enjoy today.

The Italian confectionery tradition is as wide as the abundant production of high quality food of which the country is rich: milk, cream, wheat, oil and butter, chocolate, ricotta cheese, grape must, fresh and dried fruits… Dolci d’Italia was born with the purpose of promoting this vast food culture.

For three days, Spoleto will be the setting of an exciting journey through sweetness, offering tasting and educational experiences to everyone: food lovers, journalists, chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and workers.

The festival will take place in palaces, cloisters and theaters of the charming historic center of the city of Spoleto, reachable through a marked path: il Circuito del Gusto (the Taste Circuit).

Info and program: https://dolciditalia.it/

Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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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Dec
5
Sun
DOLCI D’ITALIA | National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets @ Spoleto
Dec 5 all-day

Dolci d’Italia is the National Festival of Typical Italian Sweets.

From the North to the South to the islands, from the sea to the mountains, from ancient Greece to the Middle Ages up to contemporary society, many influences have led to the great sweets we enjoy today.

The Italian confectionery tradition is as wide as the abundant production of high quality food of which the country is rich: milk, cream, wheat, oil and butter, chocolate, ricotta cheese, grape must, fresh and dried fruits… Dolci d’Italia was born with the purpose of promoting this vast food culture.

For three days, Spoleto will be the setting of an exciting journey through sweetness, offering tasting and educational experiences to everyone: food lovers, journalists, chefs, culinary entrepreneurs and workers.

The festival will take place in palaces, cloisters and theaters of the charming historic center of the city of Spoleto, reachable through a marked path: il Circuito del Gusto (the Taste Circuit).

Info and program: https://dolciditalia.it/

Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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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Dec
6
Mon
Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 6 all-day

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

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

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

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

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