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Italy’s Art Exhibitions from September

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Art & Culture

ANSA) – Rome, September 4 – The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions:

 ASCOLI – Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea: ‘Sedendo e Mirando’, 130 landscapes by cartoonist Tullio Pericoli; until September 13.

BOLZANO – Museo Archeologico dell’Alto Adige: Iceman joined by more than 60 mummies from Ancient Egypt, Asia, South America and Oceania; until October 25.

BRESCIA – Museo di Santa Giulia: Inca, Origins and Mysteries of the Civilisation of Gold; 250 artefacts, December 4-June 27.

CALDAROLA (MACERATA) – Palazzo dei Cardinali Pallotta: reassembled collection of 17th-century cardinal; 60 works by artists including Caravaggio, Guercino, Guido Reni, Mattia Preti, Carlo Maratta, Annibale Carracci, Ludovico Carracci and Elisabetta Sirani; until November 12.

CAVA DEI TIRRENI (SALERNO) – Galleria Civica d’Arte: Los Desastres de la Guerra, 80 etchings by Goya in his later years on horrors of war; until September 6.

FLORENCE – Palazzo Pitti, Limonaia: From Petra to Sharwak, 20 years of Florence University digs at famed ancient cities in Jordan; until October 11.

Medici Chapels: show on life and times of Ferdinand I de’ Medici, powerful third grand duke of Tuscany (1549-1609), marking 400th anniversary of his death; until November 1.

GRADARA – Rocca: Stolen Kisses; show in castle where Dante’s doomed lovers kissed; 18th-century paintings of Paolo and Francesca, Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere and first version of Francesco Hayez’s ‘The Kiss’; plus videos of Italian movie kisses; until November 2.

ILLEGGIO (near Udine) – Casa delle Esposizioni: Art inspired by Biblical Apocrypha including Caravaggio’s Rest During the Flight into Egypt, loaned by Rome’s Doria Pamphili Gallery, Guercino, Durer, Andrea Pozzo, Byzantine and Russian icons; over 80 works, until October 4.

MAMIANO DI TRAVERSETOLO (PARMA) – Fondazione Magnani Rocca: Futurism, From Boccioni To Aeropittura: centred around Gino Severini’s 1915 masterpiece La Danzeuse, over 100 paintings from 1920s and ’30s by Boccioni, Balla, Severini, Sironi, Soffici, Russolo, Depero, Prampolini as well as sculpture, Futurist books, clothes, advertising, ending with ‘aeropittura’ of flying by Dottori, Crali, Fillia; September 6-December 8.

MARSALA – Convento del Carmine: Monochrome; 70 works from post-war Italy to the 1970s by artists including Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Mimmo Rotella; until October 18.

MATERA – Palazzo Lanfranchi: Splendours of the Hidden Baroque; 100 works by Baroque painters in southern Italy including Luca Giordano; until November 1.

MILAN – Palazzo Reale: 250 paintings from influential 19th-century Scapigliatura movement; until November 22.

– same venue: Robert Wilson’s ‘Voom Portraits’, celebrities like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau, Brad Pitt and Princess Caroline of Monaco; but also ordinary people and animals; until October 4.

– same venue: 20 Monet water lily works from Musee’ Marmottan in Paris; until September 27.

– same venue: 36 years of cartoons by political satirist Giorgio Forattini; until September 27.

MONTECATINI TERME – Polo Espositivo Terme Tamerici: 19th century masters including Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini and Cristiano Banti; until January 19.

NAPLES – Palazzo Reale: Futurism, 100 Years, 100 Manifestos; manifestos, posters, short films by Marinetti and others ranging from painting to sculpture, architecture and music; show first seen at Rome’s MACRO earlier this year, now with Neapolitan Futurism added; until November 3.

– MADRE: Francesco Clemente; 110 works by the New York-based Italian contemporary artist; until October 12.

NUORO – Museo Man: Fabrizio De Andre’, multimedia and interactive show on Genoese singer-songwriter; until October 4.

PORDENONE – Civici Musei d’Arte and Spazi Espositivi Provinciali: tribute to Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), artist and designer best known for ‘Diamond’ Knoll chair, who left native Friuli at 15; until September 28.

RAVENNA – Palazzo De Andre’: Carlo Carra’, Beyond Futurism; 40 works from start of 20th century to 1960s; until September 14.

RIMINI – Castel Sismondi and Palazzo della Podesta’: 120 works by 100 contemporary Italian painters including Alberto Sughi and Lanfranco Frigeri, in collaboration with Venice Biennale; until September 6.

ROME – Colosseum: ‘Divus Vespasanius’, celebration of Emperor Vespasian, general who took throne from Nero in 69 AD and transformed Rome, founding Flavian dynasty who built Colosseum; until January 10.

– Various sites including Forum, Piazza Barberini: ‘La Ruta de la Paz’, monumental bronze and marble works by Costa Rican sculptor Jorge Jimenez Deredia; exhibition outlined at Palazzo delle Esposizioni; until November 30.

– Palazzo delle Esposizioni: Bulgari, Between Eternity and History, 1884-2009; 125 Years of Italian Jewels; the first retrospective in the brand’s history, featuring 400 pieces; until September 13.

– Museo Carlo Bilotti: Artists’ Speculations – Four Generations in the Mirror: 30 contemporary artists including Leandro Erlich and Michelangelo Pistoletto present mirror-themed works; until October 4.

– Museo Fondazione Roma: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), lyrical Japanese landscape artist who influenced Van Gogh and Monet; 200 woodblock prints on show for first time in Italy; until September 13.

– Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale Giuseppe Tucci: Murals of India, 50 photographs by Benoy K. Belh; until October 10.

TIVOLI – Villa d’Este: Landscapes of Latium, Real and Ideal; 17th and 18th century Dutch and Italian landscape artists including never-seen Pietro da Cortona; more than 30 works until September 12.

TRENTO – Palazzo delle Albere: Hayez, Prati, Bezzi, Segantini and other 19th-century Trento painters; until November 22.

TRIESTE – Palazzo Revoltella: Leonor Fini, 250 works by Surrealist artist (1907-1996) who Max Ernst dubbed ”the Italian fury in Paris”; until October 4.

VENICE – Biennale: 53th and biggest-ever edition of world’s oldest arts festival; 90 artists at 77 national pavilions, including Joan Jonas, Lygia Pape, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Xu Tan, Thomas Saraceno, Nikhil Chopra and Anawana Haloba; until November 22.

VERONA – Juliet’s House: Marc Quinn sculptures and installations including famous Flowers cycle and solid gold Siren inspired by Kate Moss; until September 27.

VINCI – Museo Ideale: ‘Joconde. From the Mona Lisa to the nude Gioconda’; until September 30.


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