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65th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 6 all-day

65° FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 24th to July 10th 2022
www.festivaldispoleto.com

The sixty-five edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, the second programmed by artistic director Monique Veaute, opens on Friday 24 June 2022.

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions is available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

PROMOTIONS AND TICKETING INFORMATION
It is possible to buy tickets through the Festival website www.festivaldispoleto.com, through the Call Center at +39 0743 222 889 or at the authorized points of sale.

Further information: www.festivaldispoleto.com
E-mail: info@festivaldispoleto.com

La MaMa Spoleto Open 2022 @ Cantiere Oberdan
Jul 6 all-day
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As part of the 65th Festival dei Due Mondi, the events of La MaMa Spoleto Open return, at Cantiere Oberdan from 25 June to 10 July.

Info on costs and ticket purchase: https://www.boxol.it/FestivalDiSpoleto/it/advertise/festival-dei-due-mondi/303592

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2022
Programme

25 JUNE h. 21.30 – 26 JUNE h. 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
CANI
Theatre

Michele Bandini / Zoe Company
Written, directed and performed by Michele Bandini
Assistant Director Carolina Balucani
Light design Emiliano Austeri
Production UFF 2021 / Spazio Zut

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29 and 30 JUNE h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
LA CORSA
Theatre

by Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo, Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
with Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo
dramaturgy Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
Sound designer Filippo Ciccioli
Light design Marco Andreoli

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2 JULY h 18.30 and h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
SLICES OF REFRESHED ORANGES
Dance

Choreography Silvia Giordano
Dancers Rossella Amadori, Cristina Roggerini, Erika Poletto
Music Giorgos Gargalas
Light design Elisabetta Campanelli
Production La Cap | Rehub Executive Production Compagnia Degli Istanti
Co-production Ass. Culturale Rosa Shocking

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5 JULY h 21.30 and 6 JULY h 19.00
Stella Auditorium
COME TUTTE LE RAGAZZE LIBERE (LIKE ALL FREE GIRLS)
An attempt at freedom in a small town
Theatre

A Project by Paola Rota, Tanja Sljivar, Simonetta Solder
Directed by Paola Rota
with Silvia Gallerano, Liliana Massari, Irene Petris, Simonetta Sofia
Celentani, Sara Mafodda, Martina Massaro, Sylvia Milton
Lighting Cristian Zucaro
Sound design Angelo Elle
PAV production in the framework of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and the Lazio Region

__________________________________

8 JULY h 21.30 and 9 JULY h 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
NAS MÃOS – TRA LE MANI
Dance installation / Ceramic Design Exhibition

INC – Innprogress Collective / INA – Innprogress Atelier
Choreography and Concept Afshin Varjavandi
Artwork Elena Raugia
ĖNDIADI ceramic design

With Giorgia Aluigi, Mattia Chiarelli, Melissa Fiorucci, Costanza Mobilia,
Chiara Morelli, Gioele Papa, Chiara Parretta, Sofia Rapastella, Elena Raugia,
Emma Viceconti
Flowers Food Design: La terra è bassa

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JUNE 25 – JULY 10
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
Marco M. Lucano aka Gumbelly
Breaking In Space – Approximation

Art Exhibition
Paintings exposed
Free Admission

Exhibition open during performances and at the following times:
Opening:
Saturday June 25, 18.00 – 20.00
Viewing Time:
Tue-Fri: 17.00 – 19.30
Weekend: 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 19.30

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 6 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 6 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES @ Galleria POLID'ARTE
Jul 6 all-day

EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES
Friday 24 June – Saturday 16 July 2022

POLID’ARTE GALLERY
Via del Duomo, 27 – Piazza della Signoria, 5
by Annamaria Polidori

with the collaboration of Sandro Costanzi
and the friendly participation of Antonella Manni

From Friday 24 June to Saturday 16 July 2022, on the occasion of the sixty-fifth edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi, eleven artists of different nationalities, linked by artistic or personal affinity, will meet in Spoleto in the spaces of the Polid arte Gallery for the exhibition Exposed to fortuitous consequences under the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto: works by Alì Assaf, Myriam Laplante, Virginia Ryan, Georgina Spengler, Franco Troiani, Jeffrey Isaac, Nyla Van Ingen, Gianluca Esposito, Olmo Amato and Marina Haas, Serafino Amato (coordinator).

Vernissage: Friday 24 June, 17:30
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm; 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Finissage: Saturday 16 July, 17:30
Free admission

Presentation

Dreams often take the form of hallucination or bizarre representation.
One of my recurring dreams, please do not elaborate, is to find myself in front of a table full of diners but lacking clothing in the part hidden by the table. Half-dressed or half naked. The thing in the dream produces extreme embarrassment for me. But isn’t this what has happened in recent years in remote meetings? Remote: a word that in Italian expresses a remoteness beyond distance.
The improbable, what seemed to belong to the sphere of the dream, has become reality. The dream has been downgraded to possibility, fortuitous chance, reducing its consequences to the unconscious level. Because, the unimaginable, when it becomes repetitive, loses depth.

To see the works, it seems that where the dream does not reach, imagination and a spirit of rebellion develops in the artist. After all, rebellion is something organic, something that every artist has experienced. Even simply by hiding the same rebellion behind sanitizers, ginger, or good luck charms.

In these last years, every form of survival-related alchemy has been experimented with. And, among the alchemies that enable survival and especially the descent of ideas, not species, is the work of art.

For each artist, in his or her own way, reinterprets his or her dreams, nightmares, in a key of acceptability. We are all, as the title of the exhibition says, “exposed” to fortuitous not just randomness but consequences.

Because a few meters of distance, a few coincidences, still make and will forever make a difference. (S.A)

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 6 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 6 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TRICROMIA A tribute to eyes @ Via del Mercato 19
Jul 6 all-day

A TRIBUTE TO EYES
A selection of Italian illustration in 100 works
and 20 artist’s books
Tricromia editions

Saturday 9 July 6 pm
presentation of the book La Cosa Rossa with the artist Manù Fiori
and art historian Maura Picciau
in collaboration with the handmade concept store A mano armata

Spoleto / Via del Mercato 19

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 6 all-day

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

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

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

SPOLIA 5. “Post-atomic BESTIARY
Jul 6 all-day

SPOLIA 5.
“Post-atomic BESTIARY”

Census of ancient and contemporary Bestiaries in the Spoleto area
Exhibition of “post-atomic” books and works by Studio ’87

Palazzo Mauri. Until 31 August 2022
free entrance

Mondays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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65th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 7 all-day

65° FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 24th to July 10th 2022
www.festivaldispoleto.com

The sixty-five edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, the second programmed by artistic director Monique Veaute, opens on Friday 24 June 2022.

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions is available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

PROMOTIONS AND TICKETING INFORMATION
It is possible to buy tickets through the Festival website www.festivaldispoleto.com, through the Call Center at +39 0743 222 889 or at the authorized points of sale.

Further information: www.festivaldispoleto.com
E-mail: info@festivaldispoleto.com

La MaMa Spoleto Open 2022 @ Cantiere Oberdan
Jul 7 all-day
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As part of the 65th Festival dei Due Mondi, the events of La MaMa Spoleto Open return, at Cantiere Oberdan from 25 June to 10 July.

Info on costs and ticket purchase: https://www.boxol.it/FestivalDiSpoleto/it/advertise/festival-dei-due-mondi/303592

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2022
Programme

25 JUNE h. 21.30 – 26 JUNE h. 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
CANI
Theatre

Michele Bandini / Zoe Company
Written, directed and performed by Michele Bandini
Assistant Director Carolina Balucani
Light design Emiliano Austeri
Production UFF 2021 / Spazio Zut

__________________________________

29 and 30 JUNE h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
LA CORSA
Theatre

by Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo, Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
with Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo
dramaturgy Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
Sound designer Filippo Ciccioli
Light design Marco Andreoli

__________________________________

2 JULY h 18.30 and h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
SLICES OF REFRESHED ORANGES
Dance

Choreography Silvia Giordano
Dancers Rossella Amadori, Cristina Roggerini, Erika Poletto
Music Giorgos Gargalas
Light design Elisabetta Campanelli
Production La Cap | Rehub Executive Production Compagnia Degli Istanti
Co-production Ass. Culturale Rosa Shocking

__________________________________

5 JULY h 21.30 and 6 JULY h 19.00
Stella Auditorium
COME TUTTE LE RAGAZZE LIBERE (LIKE ALL FREE GIRLS)
An attempt at freedom in a small town
Theatre

A Project by Paola Rota, Tanja Sljivar, Simonetta Solder
Directed by Paola Rota
with Silvia Gallerano, Liliana Massari, Irene Petris, Simonetta Sofia
Celentani, Sara Mafodda, Martina Massaro, Sylvia Milton
Lighting Cristian Zucaro
Sound design Angelo Elle
PAV production in the framework of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and the Lazio Region

__________________________________

8 JULY h 21.30 and 9 JULY h 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
NAS MÃOS – TRA LE MANI
Dance installation / Ceramic Design Exhibition

INC – Innprogress Collective / INA – Innprogress Atelier
Choreography and Concept Afshin Varjavandi
Artwork Elena Raugia
ĖNDIADI ceramic design

With Giorgia Aluigi, Mattia Chiarelli, Melissa Fiorucci, Costanza Mobilia,
Chiara Morelli, Gioele Papa, Chiara Parretta, Sofia Rapastella, Elena Raugia,
Emma Viceconti
Flowers Food Design: La terra è bassa

__________________________________

JUNE 25 – JULY 10
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
Marco M. Lucano aka Gumbelly
Breaking In Space – Approximation

Art Exhibition
Paintings exposed
Free Admission

Exhibition open during performances and at the following times:
Opening:
Saturday June 25, 18.00 – 20.00
Viewing Time:
Tue-Fri: 17.00 – 19.30
Weekend: 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 19.30

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 7 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 7 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES @ Galleria POLID'ARTE
Jul 7 all-day

EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES
Friday 24 June – Saturday 16 July 2022

POLID’ARTE GALLERY
Via del Duomo, 27 – Piazza della Signoria, 5
by Annamaria Polidori

with the collaboration of Sandro Costanzi
and the friendly participation of Antonella Manni

From Friday 24 June to Saturday 16 July 2022, on the occasion of the sixty-fifth edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi, eleven artists of different nationalities, linked by artistic or personal affinity, will meet in Spoleto in the spaces of the Polid arte Gallery for the exhibition Exposed to fortuitous consequences under the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto: works by Alì Assaf, Myriam Laplante, Virginia Ryan, Georgina Spengler, Franco Troiani, Jeffrey Isaac, Nyla Van Ingen, Gianluca Esposito, Olmo Amato and Marina Haas, Serafino Amato (coordinator).

Vernissage: Friday 24 June, 17:30
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm; 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Finissage: Saturday 16 July, 17:30
Free admission

Presentation

Dreams often take the form of hallucination or bizarre representation.
One of my recurring dreams, please do not elaborate, is to find myself in front of a table full of diners but lacking clothing in the part hidden by the table. Half-dressed or half naked. The thing in the dream produces extreme embarrassment for me. But isn’t this what has happened in recent years in remote meetings? Remote: a word that in Italian expresses a remoteness beyond distance.
The improbable, what seemed to belong to the sphere of the dream, has become reality. The dream has been downgraded to possibility, fortuitous chance, reducing its consequences to the unconscious level. Because, the unimaginable, when it becomes repetitive, loses depth.

To see the works, it seems that where the dream does not reach, imagination and a spirit of rebellion develops in the artist. After all, rebellion is something organic, something that every artist has experienced. Even simply by hiding the same rebellion behind sanitizers, ginger, or good luck charms.

In these last years, every form of survival-related alchemy has been experimented with. And, among the alchemies that enable survival and especially the descent of ideas, not species, is the work of art.

For each artist, in his or her own way, reinterprets his or her dreams, nightmares, in a key of acceptability. We are all, as the title of the exhibition says, “exposed” to fortuitous not just randomness but consequences.

Because a few meters of distance, a few coincidences, still make and will forever make a difference. (S.A)

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 7 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 7 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TRICROMIA A tribute to eyes @ Via del Mercato 19
Jul 7 all-day

A TRIBUTE TO EYES
A selection of Italian illustration in 100 works
and 20 artist’s books
Tricromia editions

Saturday 9 July 6 pm
presentation of the book La Cosa Rossa with the artist Manù Fiori
and art historian Maura Picciau
in collaboration with the handmade concept store A mano armata

Spoleto / Via del Mercato 19

(Italiano) MUSICA DA CASA MENOTTI | Rassegna di concerti @ Casa Menotti - via dell'Arringo
Jul 7 all-day

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

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

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

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

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SPOLIA 5. “Post-atomic BESTIARY
Jul 7 all-day

SPOLIA 5.
“Post-atomic BESTIARY”

Census of ancient and contemporary Bestiaries in the Spoleto area
Exhibition of “post-atomic” books and works by Studio ’87

Palazzo Mauri. Until 31 August 2022
free entrance

Mondays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jul
8
Fri
65th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 8 all-day

65° FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 24th to July 10th 2022
www.festivaldispoleto.com

The sixty-five edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, the second programmed by artistic director Monique Veaute, opens on Friday 24 June 2022.

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions is available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

PROMOTIONS AND TICKETING INFORMATION
It is possible to buy tickets through the Festival website www.festivaldispoleto.com, through the Call Center at +39 0743 222 889 or at the authorized points of sale.

Further information: www.festivaldispoleto.com
E-mail: info@festivaldispoleto.com

La MaMa Spoleto Open 2022 @ Cantiere Oberdan
Jul 8 all-day
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As part of the 65th Festival dei Due Mondi, the events of La MaMa Spoleto Open return, at Cantiere Oberdan from 25 June to 10 July.

Info on costs and ticket purchase: https://www.boxol.it/FestivalDiSpoleto/it/advertise/festival-dei-due-mondi/303592

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2022
Programme

25 JUNE h. 21.30 – 26 JUNE h. 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
CANI
Theatre

Michele Bandini / Zoe Company
Written, directed and performed by Michele Bandini
Assistant Director Carolina Balucani
Light design Emiliano Austeri
Production UFF 2021 / Spazio Zut

__________________________________

29 and 30 JUNE h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
LA CORSA
Theatre

by Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo, Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
with Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo
dramaturgy Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
Sound designer Filippo Ciccioli
Light design Marco Andreoli

__________________________________

2 JULY h 18.30 and h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
SLICES OF REFRESHED ORANGES
Dance

Choreography Silvia Giordano
Dancers Rossella Amadori, Cristina Roggerini, Erika Poletto
Music Giorgos Gargalas
Light design Elisabetta Campanelli
Production La Cap | Rehub Executive Production Compagnia Degli Istanti
Co-production Ass. Culturale Rosa Shocking

__________________________________

5 JULY h 21.30 and 6 JULY h 19.00
Stella Auditorium
COME TUTTE LE RAGAZZE LIBERE (LIKE ALL FREE GIRLS)
An attempt at freedom in a small town
Theatre

A Project by Paola Rota, Tanja Sljivar, Simonetta Solder
Directed by Paola Rota
with Silvia Gallerano, Liliana Massari, Irene Petris, Simonetta Sofia
Celentani, Sara Mafodda, Martina Massaro, Sylvia Milton
Lighting Cristian Zucaro
Sound design Angelo Elle
PAV production in the framework of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and the Lazio Region

__________________________________

8 JULY h 21.30 and 9 JULY h 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
NAS MÃOS – TRA LE MANI
Dance installation / Ceramic Design Exhibition

INC – Innprogress Collective / INA – Innprogress Atelier
Choreography and Concept Afshin Varjavandi
Artwork Elena Raugia
ĖNDIADI ceramic design

With Giorgia Aluigi, Mattia Chiarelli, Melissa Fiorucci, Costanza Mobilia,
Chiara Morelli, Gioele Papa, Chiara Parretta, Sofia Rapastella, Elena Raugia,
Emma Viceconti
Flowers Food Design: La terra è bassa

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JUNE 25 – JULY 10
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
Marco M. Lucano aka Gumbelly
Breaking In Space – Approximation

Art Exhibition
Paintings exposed
Free Admission

Exhibition open during performances and at the following times:
Opening:
Saturday June 25, 18.00 – 20.00
Viewing Time:
Tue-Fri: 17.00 – 19.30
Weekend: 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 19.30

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 8 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 8 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES @ Galleria POLID'ARTE
Jul 8 all-day

EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES
Friday 24 June – Saturday 16 July 2022

POLID’ARTE GALLERY
Via del Duomo, 27 – Piazza della Signoria, 5
by Annamaria Polidori

with the collaboration of Sandro Costanzi
and the friendly participation of Antonella Manni

From Friday 24 June to Saturday 16 July 2022, on the occasion of the sixty-fifth edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi, eleven artists of different nationalities, linked by artistic or personal affinity, will meet in Spoleto in the spaces of the Polid arte Gallery for the exhibition Exposed to fortuitous consequences under the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto: works by Alì Assaf, Myriam Laplante, Virginia Ryan, Georgina Spengler, Franco Troiani, Jeffrey Isaac, Nyla Van Ingen, Gianluca Esposito, Olmo Amato and Marina Haas, Serafino Amato (coordinator).

Vernissage: Friday 24 June, 17:30
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm; 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Finissage: Saturday 16 July, 17:30
Free admission

Presentation

Dreams often take the form of hallucination or bizarre representation.
One of my recurring dreams, please do not elaborate, is to find myself in front of a table full of diners but lacking clothing in the part hidden by the table. Half-dressed or half naked. The thing in the dream produces extreme embarrassment for me. But isn’t this what has happened in recent years in remote meetings? Remote: a word that in Italian expresses a remoteness beyond distance.
The improbable, what seemed to belong to the sphere of the dream, has become reality. The dream has been downgraded to possibility, fortuitous chance, reducing its consequences to the unconscious level. Because, the unimaginable, when it becomes repetitive, loses depth.

To see the works, it seems that where the dream does not reach, imagination and a spirit of rebellion develops in the artist. After all, rebellion is something organic, something that every artist has experienced. Even simply by hiding the same rebellion behind sanitizers, ginger, or good luck charms.

In these last years, every form of survival-related alchemy has been experimented with. And, among the alchemies that enable survival and especially the descent of ideas, not species, is the work of art.

For each artist, in his or her own way, reinterprets his or her dreams, nightmares, in a key of acceptability. We are all, as the title of the exhibition says, “exposed” to fortuitous not just randomness but consequences.

Because a few meters of distance, a few coincidences, still make and will forever make a difference. (S.A)

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 8 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 8 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TRICROMIA A tribute to eyes @ Via del Mercato 19
Jul 8 all-day

A TRIBUTE TO EYES
A selection of Italian illustration in 100 works
and 20 artist’s books
Tricromia editions

Saturday 9 July 6 pm
presentation of the book La Cosa Rossa with the artist Manù Fiori
and art historian Maura Picciau
in collaboration with the handmade concept store A mano armata

Spoleto / Via del Mercato 19

(Italiano) MUSICA DA CASA MENOTTI | Rassegna di concerti @ Casa Menotti - via dell'Arringo
Jul 8 all-day

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

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

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

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

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SPOLIA 5. “Post-atomic BESTIARY
Jul 8 all-day

SPOLIA 5.
“Post-atomic BESTIARY”

Census of ancient and contemporary Bestiaries in the Spoleto area
Exhibition of “post-atomic” books and works by Studio ’87

Palazzo Mauri. Until 31 August 2022
free entrance

Mondays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jul
9
Sat
65th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 9 all-day

65° FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 24th to July 10th 2022
www.festivaldispoleto.com

The sixty-five edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, the second programmed by artistic director Monique Veaute, opens on Friday 24 June 2022.

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions is available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

PROMOTIONS AND TICKETING INFORMATION
It is possible to buy tickets through the Festival website www.festivaldispoleto.com, through the Call Center at +39 0743 222 889 or at the authorized points of sale.

Further information: www.festivaldispoleto.com
E-mail: info@festivaldispoleto.com

La MaMa Spoleto Open 2022 @ Cantiere Oberdan
Jul 9 all-day
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As part of the 65th Festival dei Due Mondi, the events of La MaMa Spoleto Open return, at Cantiere Oberdan from 25 June to 10 July.

Info on costs and ticket purchase: https://www.boxol.it/FestivalDiSpoleto/it/advertise/festival-dei-due-mondi/303592

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2022
Programme

25 JUNE h. 21.30 – 26 JUNE h. 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
CANI
Theatre

Michele Bandini / Zoe Company
Written, directed and performed by Michele Bandini
Assistant Director Carolina Balucani
Light design Emiliano Austeri
Production UFF 2021 / Spazio Zut

__________________________________

29 and 30 JUNE h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
LA CORSA
Theatre

by Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo, Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
with Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo
dramaturgy Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
Sound designer Filippo Ciccioli
Light design Marco Andreoli

__________________________________

2 JULY h 18.30 and h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
SLICES OF REFRESHED ORANGES
Dance

Choreography Silvia Giordano
Dancers Rossella Amadori, Cristina Roggerini, Erika Poletto
Music Giorgos Gargalas
Light design Elisabetta Campanelli
Production La Cap | Rehub Executive Production Compagnia Degli Istanti
Co-production Ass. Culturale Rosa Shocking

__________________________________

5 JULY h 21.30 and 6 JULY h 19.00
Stella Auditorium
COME TUTTE LE RAGAZZE LIBERE (LIKE ALL FREE GIRLS)
An attempt at freedom in a small town
Theatre

A Project by Paola Rota, Tanja Sljivar, Simonetta Solder
Directed by Paola Rota
with Silvia Gallerano, Liliana Massari, Irene Petris, Simonetta Sofia
Celentani, Sara Mafodda, Martina Massaro, Sylvia Milton
Lighting Cristian Zucaro
Sound design Angelo Elle
PAV production in the framework of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and the Lazio Region

__________________________________

8 JULY h 21.30 and 9 JULY h 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
NAS MÃOS – TRA LE MANI
Dance installation / Ceramic Design Exhibition

INC – Innprogress Collective / INA – Innprogress Atelier
Choreography and Concept Afshin Varjavandi
Artwork Elena Raugia
ĖNDIADI ceramic design

With Giorgia Aluigi, Mattia Chiarelli, Melissa Fiorucci, Costanza Mobilia,
Chiara Morelli, Gioele Papa, Chiara Parretta, Sofia Rapastella, Elena Raugia,
Emma Viceconti
Flowers Food Design: La terra è bassa

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JUNE 25 – JULY 10
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
Marco M. Lucano aka Gumbelly
Breaking In Space – Approximation

Art Exhibition
Paintings exposed
Free Admission

Exhibition open during performances and at the following times:
Opening:
Saturday June 25, 18.00 – 20.00
Viewing Time:
Tue-Fri: 17.00 – 19.30
Weekend: 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 19.30

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 9 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 9 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES @ Galleria POLID'ARTE
Jul 9 all-day

EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES
Friday 24 June – Saturday 16 July 2022

POLID’ARTE GALLERY
Via del Duomo, 27 – Piazza della Signoria, 5
by Annamaria Polidori

with the collaboration of Sandro Costanzi
and the friendly participation of Antonella Manni

From Friday 24 June to Saturday 16 July 2022, on the occasion of the sixty-fifth edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi, eleven artists of different nationalities, linked by artistic or personal affinity, will meet in Spoleto in the spaces of the Polid arte Gallery for the exhibition Exposed to fortuitous consequences under the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto: works by Alì Assaf, Myriam Laplante, Virginia Ryan, Georgina Spengler, Franco Troiani, Jeffrey Isaac, Nyla Van Ingen, Gianluca Esposito, Olmo Amato and Marina Haas, Serafino Amato (coordinator).

Vernissage: Friday 24 June, 17:30
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm; 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Finissage: Saturday 16 July, 17:30
Free admission

Presentation

Dreams often take the form of hallucination or bizarre representation.
One of my recurring dreams, please do not elaborate, is to find myself in front of a table full of diners but lacking clothing in the part hidden by the table. Half-dressed or half naked. The thing in the dream produces extreme embarrassment for me. But isn’t this what has happened in recent years in remote meetings? Remote: a word that in Italian expresses a remoteness beyond distance.
The improbable, what seemed to belong to the sphere of the dream, has become reality. The dream has been downgraded to possibility, fortuitous chance, reducing its consequences to the unconscious level. Because, the unimaginable, when it becomes repetitive, loses depth.

To see the works, it seems that where the dream does not reach, imagination and a spirit of rebellion develops in the artist. After all, rebellion is something organic, something that every artist has experienced. Even simply by hiding the same rebellion behind sanitizers, ginger, or good luck charms.

In these last years, every form of survival-related alchemy has been experimented with. And, among the alchemies that enable survival and especially the descent of ideas, not species, is the work of art.

For each artist, in his or her own way, reinterprets his or her dreams, nightmares, in a key of acceptability. We are all, as the title of the exhibition says, “exposed” to fortuitous not just randomness but consequences.

Because a few meters of distance, a few coincidences, still make and will forever make a difference. (S.A)

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 9 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 9 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TRICROMIA A tribute to eyes @ Via del Mercato 19
Jul 9 all-day

A TRIBUTE TO EYES
A selection of Italian illustration in 100 works
and 20 artist’s books
Tricromia editions

Saturday 9 July 6 pm
presentation of the book La Cosa Rossa with the artist Manù Fiori
and art historian Maura Picciau
in collaboration with the handmade concept store A mano armata

Spoleto / Via del Mercato 19

(Italiano) MUSICA DA CASA MENOTTI | Rassegna di concerti @ Casa Menotti - via dell'Arringo
Jul 9 all-day

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

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

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

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

SECRET SPOLETO @ Spoleto
Jul 9 @ 10:00
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An exploration of the city’s hidden corners, curiosities, beauty and unknown stories, through which visitors will discover extraordinary works of art. The tour is organised by the Associazione Amici di Spoleto Onlus. Routes accompanied by tastings of Trebbiano Spoletino and other local products.

Saturday 25 June
The Crypt of the Patron and Monumental Cemetery of Spoleto
meeting at 10 a.m. at Piazzale San Ponziano, via S. Salvatore Basilica, 2 | Spoleto

Colle Ciciano has been a sacred place since ancient times, which can be testified by the presence of a pre-Roman burial site. The slopes of the site are home to the ancient crypt of San Ponziano, the remains of a Micaelico therapeutic sanctuary and the 18th-century Monumental Cemetery, a place for the burial of nobles that is immersed in the sacred silence of its cypress trees.

Wednesday 29 June
Villa Redenta and its Mysterious Park
meeting at 10 am at Villa Redenta, via di Villa Redenta, 1 | Spoleto

Just outside the 14th-century city walls stands the neoclassical Villa Redenta. Built on the remains of a Roman settlement and lived in by important noble families over the centuries, the villa is surrounded by a lush, mysterious park filled with obelisks, mithraea, grottoes, sundials and centuries-old trees.

Saturday 09 July
The Secret Waters of Spoleto, among sulphurous wells, fountains and nymphaea
meeting at 10 a.m. at the Casina dell’Ippocastano, via Giacomo Matteotti, 6 | Spoleto

Water is Spoleto’s eternal source of life. An itinerary to discover a city that has protected more than 50 public fountains and springs within its walls since the 14th century. Passing through the ancient mediaeval quarters we will discover an ancient vein of sulphurous water, courtyards and fountains of the city’s noble palaces, nymphaeums and a still active spring on Colle Sant’Elia.

Sunday 10 July
Clitunno Spring and its Temple
meet at 10 a.m. at the Fonti del Clitunno Park, via Flaminia, 7 | Campello sul Clitunno

The source of the river Clitunno, which follows the traces of the ancient lake Clitorio, offers a fascinating journey of discovery of its limpid waters and lush vegetation that has inspired poets and travellers through the ages. You will learn about its dedication to the God Jupiter Clitunno in Roman times and immerse yourself in its early Christian temple, the Church of San Salvatore (or Tempietto sul Clitunno), which marked the birth of a new style of religious eastern architecture. The church is a World Heritage Site.

The fee for the Spoleto tour is €15; that for the tour of Campello sul Clitunno is €20. An aperitif with typical products is provided at the end of each tour. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Book while places available

Festival Box Office
Via Saffi, 12| Spoleto
Open every day from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
+39 0743 776444

(Italiano) Presentazione del libro I MIEI SETTE PADRI Storia di una grande famiglia antifascista raccontata da un figlio ADELMO CERVI @ Biblioteca Comunale "G. Carducci"
Jul 9 @ 17:00

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10
Sun
65th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 10 all-day

65° FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 24th to July 10th 2022
www.festivaldispoleto.com

The sixty-five edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, the second programmed by artistic director Monique Veaute, opens on Friday 24 June 2022.

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions is available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

PROMOTIONS AND TICKETING INFORMATION
It is possible to buy tickets through the Festival website www.festivaldispoleto.com, through the Call Center at +39 0743 222 889 or at the authorized points of sale.

Further information: www.festivaldispoleto.com
E-mail: info@festivaldispoleto.com

(Italiano) Artists on Camera: Michael Blackwood Productions
Jul 10 all-day

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La MaMa Spoleto Open 2022 @ Cantiere Oberdan
Jul 10 all-day
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As part of the 65th Festival dei Due Mondi, the events of La MaMa Spoleto Open return, at Cantiere Oberdan from 25 June to 10 July.

Info on costs and ticket purchase: https://www.boxol.it/FestivalDiSpoleto/it/advertise/festival-dei-due-mondi/303592

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2022
Programme

25 JUNE h. 21.30 – 26 JUNE h. 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
CANI
Theatre

Michele Bandini / Zoe Company
Written, directed and performed by Michele Bandini
Assistant Director Carolina Balucani
Light design Emiliano Austeri
Production UFF 2021 / Spazio Zut

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29 and 30 JUNE h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
LA CORSA
Theatre

by Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo, Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
with Matteo Ciccioli, Miriam Russo
dramaturgy Alessia Giovanna Matrisciano
Sound designer Filippo Ciccioli
Light design Marco Andreoli

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2 JULY h 18.30 and h 21.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
SLICES OF REFRESHED ORANGES
Dance

Choreography Silvia Giordano
Dancers Rossella Amadori, Cristina Roggerini, Erika Poletto
Music Giorgos Gargalas
Light design Elisabetta Campanelli
Production La Cap | Rehub Executive Production Compagnia Degli Istanti
Co-production Ass. Culturale Rosa Shocking

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5 JULY h 21.30 and 6 JULY h 19.00
Stella Auditorium
COME TUTTE LE RAGAZZE LIBERE (LIKE ALL FREE GIRLS)
An attempt at freedom in a small town
Theatre

A Project by Paola Rota, Tanja Sljivar, Simonetta Solder
Directed by Paola Rota
with Silvia Gallerano, Liliana Massari, Irene Petris, Simonetta Sofia
Celentani, Sara Mafodda, Martina Massaro, Sylvia Milton
Lighting Cristian Zucaro
Sound design Angelo Elle
PAV production in the framework of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and the Lazio Region

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8 JULY h 21.30 and 9 JULY h 18.30
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
NAS MÃOS – TRA LE MANI
Dance installation / Ceramic Design Exhibition

INC – Innprogress Collective / INA – Innprogress Atelier
Choreography and Concept Afshin Varjavandi
Artwork Elena Raugia
ĖNDIADI ceramic design

With Giorgia Aluigi, Mattia Chiarelli, Melissa Fiorucci, Costanza Mobilia,
Chiara Morelli, Gioele Papa, Chiara Parretta, Sofia Rapastella, Elena Raugia,
Emma Viceconti
Flowers Food Design: La terra è bassa

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JUNE 25 – JULY 10
Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan
Marco M. Lucano aka Gumbelly
Breaking In Space – Approximation

Art Exhibition
Paintings exposed
Free Admission

Exhibition open during performances and at the following times:
Opening:
Saturday June 25, 18.00 – 20.00
Viewing Time:
Tue-Fri: 17.00 – 19.30
Weekend: 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 19.30

Exhibition | ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 10 all-day

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | EM Library. Books and documents from Eliseo Mattiacci’s studio @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 10 all-day

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

Palazzo Collicola – Spoleto
25 June– 25 September 2022

a project by
Studio Eliseo Mattiacci

curated by
Riccardo Tonti Bandini

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

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

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

Exhibition | EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES @ Galleria POLID'ARTE
Jul 10 all-day

EXPOSED TO FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES
Friday 24 June – Saturday 16 July 2022

POLID’ARTE GALLERY
Via del Duomo, 27 – Piazza della Signoria, 5
by Annamaria Polidori

with the collaboration of Sandro Costanzi
and the friendly participation of Antonella Manni

From Friday 24 June to Saturday 16 July 2022, on the occasion of the sixty-fifth edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi, eleven artists of different nationalities, linked by artistic or personal affinity, will meet in Spoleto in the spaces of the Polid arte Gallery for the exhibition Exposed to fortuitous consequences under the patronage of the Municipality of Spoleto: works by Alì Assaf, Myriam Laplante, Virginia Ryan, Georgina Spengler, Franco Troiani, Jeffrey Isaac, Nyla Van Ingen, Gianluca Esposito, Olmo Amato and Marina Haas, Serafino Amato (coordinator).

Vernissage: Friday 24 June, 17:30
Opening: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm; 4:30 pm – 8 pm
Finissage: Saturday 16 July, 17:30
Free admission

Presentation

Dreams often take the form of hallucination or bizarre representation.
One of my recurring dreams, please do not elaborate, is to find myself in front of a table full of diners but lacking clothing in the part hidden by the table. Half-dressed or half naked. The thing in the dream produces extreme embarrassment for me. But isn’t this what has happened in recent years in remote meetings? Remote: a word that in Italian expresses a remoteness beyond distance.
The improbable, what seemed to belong to the sphere of the dream, has become reality. The dream has been downgraded to possibility, fortuitous chance, reducing its consequences to the unconscious level. Because, the unimaginable, when it becomes repetitive, loses depth.

To see the works, it seems that where the dream does not reach, imagination and a spirit of rebellion develops in the artist. After all, rebellion is something organic, something that every artist has experienced. Even simply by hiding the same rebellion behind sanitizers, ginger, or good luck charms.

In these last years, every form of survival-related alchemy has been experimented with. And, among the alchemies that enable survival and especially the descent of ideas, not species, is the work of art.

For each artist, in his or her own way, reinterprets his or her dreams, nightmares, in a key of acceptability. We are all, as the title of the exhibition says, “exposed” to fortuitous not just randomness but consequences.

Because a few meters of distance, a few coincidences, still make and will forever make a difference. (S.A)

Exhibition | FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 10 all-day

FABRIZIO PLESSI: pages of light
curated by Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | REZZAMASTRELLA: Euforia Carogna @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 10 all-day

RezzaMastrella: Euforia Carogna
Curated by Flavia Mastrella and Marco Tonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition | TRICROMIA A tribute to eyes @ Via del Mercato 19
Jul 10 all-day

A TRIBUTE TO EYES
A selection of Italian illustration in 100 works
and 20 artist’s books
Tricromia editions

Saturday 9 July 6 pm
presentation of the book La Cosa Rossa with the artist Manù Fiori
and art historian Maura Picciau
in collaboration with the handmade concept store A mano armata

Spoleto / Via del Mercato 19

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

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

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

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Antiques Market @ Corso Mazzini - Giardini di Viale Matteotti
Jul 10 @ 08:00

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

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

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(Italiano) FESTA DEI BOSCHI | Una giornata ricca di eventi al Bosco di Monteluco @ Loc. Monteluco
Jul 10 @ 10:00
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SECRET SPOLETO @ Spoleto
Jul 10 @ 10:00
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An exploration of the city’s hidden corners, curiosities, beauty and unknown stories, through which visitors will discover extraordinary works of art. The tour is organised by the Associazione Amici di Spoleto Onlus. Routes accompanied by tastings of Trebbiano Spoletino and other local products.

Saturday 25 June
The Crypt of the Patron and Monumental Cemetery of Spoleto
meeting at 10 a.m. at Piazzale San Ponziano, via S. Salvatore Basilica, 2 | Spoleto

Colle Ciciano has been a sacred place since ancient times, which can be testified by the presence of a pre-Roman burial site. The slopes of the site are home to the ancient crypt of San Ponziano, the remains of a Micaelico therapeutic sanctuary and the 18th-century Monumental Cemetery, a place for the burial of nobles that is immersed in the sacred silence of its cypress trees.

Wednesday 29 June
Villa Redenta and its Mysterious Park
meeting at 10 am at Villa Redenta, via di Villa Redenta, 1 | Spoleto

Just outside the 14th-century city walls stands the neoclassical Villa Redenta. Built on the remains of a Roman settlement and lived in by important noble families over the centuries, the villa is surrounded by a lush, mysterious park filled with obelisks, mithraea, grottoes, sundials and centuries-old trees.

Saturday 09 July
The Secret Waters of Spoleto, among sulphurous wells, fountains and nymphaea
meeting at 10 a.m. at the Casina dell’Ippocastano, via Giacomo Matteotti, 6 | Spoleto

Water is Spoleto’s eternal source of life. An itinerary to discover a city that has protected more than 50 public fountains and springs within its walls since the 14th century. Passing through the ancient mediaeval quarters we will discover an ancient vein of sulphurous water, courtyards and fountains of the city’s noble palaces, nymphaeums and a still active spring on Colle Sant’Elia.

Sunday 10 July
Clitunno Spring and its Temple
meet at 10 a.m. at the Fonti del Clitunno Park, via Flaminia, 7 | Campello sul Clitunno

The source of the river Clitunno, which follows the traces of the ancient lake Clitorio, offers a fascinating journey of discovery of its limpid waters and lush vegetation that has inspired poets and travellers through the ages. You will learn about its dedication to the God Jupiter Clitunno in Roman times and immerse yourself in its early Christian temple, the Church of San Salvatore (or Tempietto sul Clitunno), which marked the birth of a new style of religious eastern architecture. The church is a World Heritage Site.

The fee for the Spoleto tour is €15; that for the tour of Campello sul Clitunno is €20. An aperitif with typical products is provided at the end of each tour. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Book while places available

Festival Box Office
Via Saffi, 12| Spoleto
Open every day from Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
+39 0743 776444

(Italiano) MUSICA DA CASA MENOTTI | Rassegna di concerti @ Casa Menotti - via dell'Arringo
Jul 10 @ 11:00

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Spoleto Card guided walk | A WALK THROUGH HISTORY @ Palazzo Collicola
Jul 10 @ 11:00

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

Participation requires compliance with current Covid-19 regulations.

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

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

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

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

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

ATTOLICO COLLECTION: an Italian look
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto

25 June to 25 September 2022
Opening 24 June at 17.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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