F. Manara, C. Marini, Opera Celibe # and “Spoleto Contemporanea”, collective exhibition on artists living in Spoleto. Opening: Sat 7 Nov 2015, h 12.00
The Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts Winter Exhibitions open on Saturday 7 November at 12. The exhibitions will end on Sunday 22 May 2016.
Artistic director Gianluca Marziani chose Fausto Manara‘s “Sincronie”, Claudio Marini‘s “Fratelli di Sale”, the interactive audio installation “Deep Carpet” by Vincenzo Core at the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and above all a collective exhibition titled “Spoleto contemporanea. Lo sapevate che la città è ricca di energie, idee e visioni?” (Did you know the city is so rich in energies, ideas and visions?) that aims at taking stock of present-day Spoleto, a look to the present to define the coordinates of what has been done in the last years by young and veteran artists, men and women, among those who have remained and those who have returned, including those from abroad who chose Spoleto to live in: American, European and also Italian artists, who came here for a while, for a long stay or forever. The Spoleto Contemporanea exhibition will be followed, on Friday 11th December at 17 in Palazzo Mauri, by a study day titled “CONTEMPORARY SPOLETO. Hypotheses for a Convention. Theses for a Dialogue” coordinated by Andrea Tomasini.
The other exhibitions include the artistic journey of psychiatrist Fausto Manara, author of a complex project between photography and electronic language. Through some forty works, you access his flooring digital universe, a parallel world in which technology becomes painting and confirms the conceptual value of technological tools. What hits you soon is the precious epidermic weaving of the works, and the classical originality of the aesthetic plant, an uncommon vision that mixes the key to the future with the archetypes of ancient memories.
“Fratelli di sale” by Claudio Marini “starts – clarifies Marziani – where you formulate the dimension of private grief in the visual epicentre in which Claudio remembers his late brother Giancarlo: the loss as the light tracing maps in tar black. The luminous areas look like sails or lungs, two forms that both need air, to inflate and live on. Wishing to share the weight of memory, the artist has put in leaflets with numbers related to personal matters, private moments that weld the collective brotherhood with a silent frequency of the Leopardian Infinite”.
At the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, composer Vincenzo Core has created an intereactive audio installation titled “Deep Carpet”. “Deep Carpet” is the second step of the cycle “Opera Celibe” freely adapted from the Duchampian concept of “macchina celibe” (unmarried machine), a cycle that aims at developing, among the frescoes at the former church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, a research on sound and memory through a series of digital art installations, with contemporary tools and experimentations discussing with the history of the place.
On the occasion of the 2015-2016 Prose Season’s last show “A cuore aperto”, scheduled for Friday 11 March at 21.00 at the Teatro Nuovo “Gian Carlo Menotti”, on Thursday 10 March at 17.00 at the Biblioteca Comunale “G. Carducci”, there will be a meeting on theatrical mediation led by mediators Erika Donini and Marco Schiavoni.
The dance, music and theatre play “A cuore aperto” by Compagnia Fabula Saltica is inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets. A mosaic of modalities reflecting directions, differences, and the references to the play. Each of the elements on stage is the spokesman of messages of freedom, destined to an audience attuned to love in its diverse expressions, a train of emotions, gazes, sequences, in which all chase each other, a confession of spirit that makes use of reasons and autobiographical clips, love turmoils and sparks, dreams, irritation and miseries, all addressed toward a transcendental dimension, a meditation on time, the transience of power and the misleadingness of life.
choreography Claudio Ronda
featuring Elena Croce and the Company’s Dancers
music by Paolo Zambelli
consulting Ermanno Romanelli
lights Nevio Cavina
costumes and scenes Davide Amadei
a Compagnia Fabula Saltica production
Natino Chirico, Mauro Iori, Sergio Russo: these are the protagonists of the Palazzo Collicola-Arti Visive springtime exhibitions.
Curated by director Gianluca Marziani, they will be visitable from 19 March to 22 May 2016.
Meanwhile, the exhibition Spoleto contemporanea has been extended; it will still be possible to direct our gaze to present Spoleto, and define the coordinates of what has been produced in the city, by both young and veteran artists, men and women, who either stayed or returned, including foreigners who chose Spoleto for a short or a long period of their life, coming from the rest of Italy, of Europe, of the world.
Spoleto Running Festival, the sport event scheduled for the 10-12 June weekend, includes a number of running races, both in town and in the nature around it. It is an occasion for the sport enthusiast and for those who appreciate healthy living and well-being, that has already raised great interest among social networks.
Many VIPs from the world of sports, press, culture and show business have joined the roster, to share their passion for this sport.
For further information visit www.spoletorunningfestival.it
The marks caused to Palazzo Collicola by the recent earthquake turn into art. PALAZZO COLLICOLA ARTI VISIVE‘s director Gianluca Marziani instructed the artist Vincenzo Pennacchi to create an installation that would give an aesthetic and symbolic value to the fissures produced by the earthquake on the museum’s walls. LA CREPA (The Crack), is one of the proposals of Palazzo Collicola’s winter exhibitions that will be on show until February 12.
An important donation of six sculptures from 1963 by BEVERLY PEPPER is one of the highlights of these winter exhibitions. The works, donated to the contemporary art museum by the artist, testifies of the long-term relationship between the sculptor and Umbrian territory. In 1962 Beverly Pepper was the only woman as well as one of the three American artists (together with David Smith and Alexander Calder) who were invited to take part in the exhibition SCULPTURES IN THE CITY, curated by Giovanni Carandente.
The first stage of CORTESIE PER GLI OSPITI (Courtesies to Guests) project will feature works by Giovanni Bonelli’ private gallery in Milan. COURTESIES TO GUESTS is a new cycle dedicated to the world of private galleries with their stories, choices, passions and intuitions… a narrative and engaging journey, imagined as a cultural adventure. Giovanni Bonelli’s gallery, opened in 2012 in the “Isola” district, features works by emerging artists as well as established national and international artists (Maurizio Mochetti, Gianni Pettena, Daniel Spoerri).
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive will also host an ambitious project connecting FOOD and VISUAL ARTS: OBIC, originating from an idea by Anna Paola Lo Presti and Gianluca Marziani, is the title of a big book in which the featured art works explore the history of food, from its origins to primary ingredients, traditional dishes and innovations.
Three new sculptures by Spoleto’s artist Cristina MMR Bonucci will be presented within the cycle TERRITORIO Storie di artisti umbri (Territory, Stories of Umbrian artists). Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive’s exhibition pays tribute to Kengo Kuma’s architectural look, to the holistic spirit of its buildings. The works have been set up in the Piano Nobile’s main room.
GROUND LAYER, Francesco Irnem’s new project, is part of SATELLITE COLLICOLA. It has been conceived and created especially for the phisical, thematic and conceptual characteristics of Spoleto’s Roman House (Via di Visiale), with its exciting living spaces and its elegant mosaic floors. (on show until March 26)
Finally, L’ECO DEL BOSCO (The Echo of the Wood) is Franco Marrocco’s exhibition. Marrocco’s artistic path seems to consciously aim at reducing the unnecessary. His artistic quality has an oriental profile and seems to be influenced by Japanese culture of ceramics, where the talent shows itself in the silence of the suspended step.
The convention Processing and product innovation in the Italian oil industry, organized by the Accademia Nazionale dell’Olivo e dell’Olio and by the City of Spoleto will take place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April at the Chiostro di San Nicolò in Spoleto. A two-day meeting in which researchers, experts, businessmen, journalists and operators will focus on the innovation in the olive grinding and other topics.
The initiative is supported by the Ministry for Agriculture, Regione Umbria, City of Spoleto, National Academy of Olive Tree and Olive Oil, SOI, Sissg, University ofPisa. Sponsors include the Banca Popolare di Spoleto, Casse di Risparmio dell’Umbria, Alfa Laval, Pieralisi Group, Amenduni, Pellenc, Mori-Tem.
A free tasting of olive oil will take place on Saturday 8 April, at the end of the works.
EXERCISES OF VILLAGE STORYTELLING IN UMBRIA
With Franco Arminio, poet and village storyteller
The poet and “village storyteller” Franco Arminio will be the special guest of the two days entitled Exercises of Village Storytelling in Umbria, scheduled for Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.
Defined as “the most followed Italian poet on the net”, Arminio will animate a series of events, in Spoleto and Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, focused on the relationship between poetry and society (There is a need for poetry, for the sacred that in recent years has been neglected) and on the need to recover spaces and regain possession of silence (Being revolutionary means taking away more than adding, slowing down more than accelerating; it means giving value to silence, light, fragility and sweetness), through activities dedicated to art, walks to discover reopened spaces and laboratories of “village storytelling”.
The event is organized by the Municipalities of Spoleto and Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, together with Cittadinanza Attiva, the Museum of hemp and the Municipal Library “G. Carducci “.
Wednesday 20 September
“Giosuè Carducci” City Library, h. 16.30
Conscientiously: Poetry and Society
Damiano Abeni, translator
Franco Arminio, poet and village storyteller
Moira Egan, poetess
Coordinator: Andrea Tomasini, journalist
Greetings: Camilla Laureti, Councillor for Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Spoleto
Historical Centre, h. 20.30
Between silences to listen to, poetry to share and spaces to reopen
Spoleto Cammina with Franco Arminio
Departure from Newsstand Concessione 5 – Piazza Torre dell’Olio
Thursday 21 September
Sant’Anatolia di Narco, h. 10.00
From Gregorio’s workshop to the frescoes by Giovanni Spagna
Walking with Franco Arminio
Museum of Hemp of Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, h. 18.00
Workshop of Village storytelling
Greetings: Tullio Fibraroli, Mayor of Sant’ Anatolia di Narco
On September 22nd and 23rd, 2017, the San Nicolò Cloister in Spoleto will host The Neurons of Jac & Co., a two-day event dedicated to comics and animation cinema.
Scholars and artists will analyze the relationship between synaptic structures and creative process in the making of comics and animation movies.
As part of the conference, the collective exhibition of comics, illustration and animation IN-CHIOSTRO, curated by Luca Raffaelli, will display works by Cosimo Brunetti, Samuele Coletti, Pietro Elisei, Carlo Laureti and James Metelli.
In addition, on Saturday 23 at 18.00 and 21.30, the animation movie Gatta Cenerentola will be presented at Sala Pegasus, in the presence of director Marino Guarnieri and producers Carolina Terzi and Mauro Luchetti.
Entrance is free.
Confrerence on post-earthquake reconstruction
A meeting among engineers, architects and surveyors to reason together on the post-earthquake reconstruction.
Featured speeches include those by Spoleto Mayor Fabrizio Cardarelli, Head of City Planning Antonio Cappelletti, Special Office for Reconstruction coordinator Alfiero Moretti, USR manager for private reconstruction Francesca Pazzaglia and USR manager for public reconstruction Filippo Battoni.
On the occasion of the Lightquake 2017 exhibition, taking place at Spoleto’s Rocca Albornoz, the conference Lo Spazio della Luce (The Space of Light) is scheduled for Friday February 9th. A meeting to discuss how light shapes the urban space, enhancing the architectural value of buildings thus becoming a free sign in the work of art. The meeting will take place at 3 p. m. at Rocca Albornoz.
Nearly one hundred years after the publication of the book Towards a New Architecture by Le Corbusier, where the great Swiss architect speaks of the duality of light as essential for the livability of space and for the plasticity of the building’s architectural form, in recent years we have come to give the same qualitative importance to what artificial light expresses. Le Corbusier wrote that “Architecture is the skillful, appropriate and magnificent game of volumes under light“. Throughout this century, we have been watching the temporal extension of daily visual quality. Darkness has become the blackboard on which to draw new visual forms and revolutionize the concept of lighting through technology.
Paola Mercurelli Salari – Director of Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Camilla Laureti – Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Spoleto, Gianluca Bellucci – President of Sistema Museo, Maria Luisa Guerrini – President of the Architects’ Professional Association of Perugia and Stefano Mancini – President of the Engineers’ Professional Association of Perugia, will open the conference. The meeting will be chaired by architect Fabio Fabiani (OFARCH Officina d’Architettura).
Following interventions: scenographer Sebastiano Romano with “Light Scenographies in the urban space”, lighting designer Filippo Cannata di Cannata & Partners with “The rooms of light”, professor and engineer Marco Frascarolo of the University of Rome Tre with “Light up the city and its monuments” and professor Gisella Gellini of the Politecnico di Milano Scuola del Design with “LIGHT ART art-design-technology”.
The conference will end with a guided tour of the exhibition Lightquake 2017 “Black Light Art – Lighting Coloring the Dark”, with the co-curator Dr. Claudia Bottini and Sistema Museo.
Sistema Museo mob. 0039 340 5510813 – www.sistemamuseo.it
Facebook and Instagram: Lightquake 2017 Spoleto-Gubbio
G. Carducci Public Library, h 16.00
Origin and development of Socialism in Umbria between XIX and XX centuries
Giorgio Benvenuto, Presidente Fondazione Nenni.
Franco Bozzi, historian
Origins of Socialism in Perugia
Pioneers of Socialismo in Spoleto
Marco Venanzi, historian
Socialism in Terni