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Ongoing exhibitions summer 2014

A full calendar of events with vernissage and ongoing exhibitions continues also during this summer season in the towns and cities of art in Emilia Romagna with an invitation to spend a lovely weekend discovering fascinating places and great art.

For the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the film “Marnie” the master of horror is back with the exhibition “Alfred Hitchcock in the films of Universal Pictures” held in the rooms of the Palazzo del Governatore in Parma in a new and expanded version, after its success at the Palazzo Reale in Milano.  More than seventy photos and special items from the archives of Universal Pictures offer the public visiting this city a close look at the backstage of the main films of this master of suspense, with many particular facts about the creation of the most famous scenes, actors and the private life of Hitchcock himself.  Until November 9.

In Reggio Emilia, considering the great interest shown by the public in "Fotografia Europea 2014", the organization has decided to extend the the best exhibitions of this festival, offering visitors a new opportunity to discover and investigate the many sides of this edition's theme, dedicated to “Seeing. An infinite gaze”.  Among the extended shows, there will be held in the lovely setting of the Chiostri di San Pietro: the anthology dedicated to Luigi Ghirri, the more than one hundred photos by Herbert List and the dreamlike atmospheres of Sarah Moon. Until August 31.

The rooms of the Maramotti Contemporary Art Gallery, in Reggio Emilia, once the location of the Max Mara factory, with its two floors with forty-three rooms and two open spaces, will host more than two hundred works including paintings, sculptures and installations representing the main Italian and international artistic trends from 1945 to today.  The permanent exhibition is free.

La Fondazione Casa Buonarroti of Florence and the Civic Gallery of Modena, in honor of the 450th anniversary of the death of this great artist, host the exhibition "Michelangelo e il Novecento" (Michelangelo and the 20th Century), dedicated to the figure and the effects of  the work of this artist over the last century.  With a scientific project in common and a single catalogue, this expo is divided into two themed sections: one regarding the anniversary celebrations in the 1900s of this artist's birth and death, which involved Casa Buonarroti in 1964 and 1975 and other Florentine and Italian institutions; and another tied to the presence of Michelangelo in the visual culture of the 20th century.   Until October 19.

Also in Modena and not to be missed is the recently opened expo dedicated to the House of the Trident "Maserati 100 - A century of pure Italian luxury sports cars". Open until January 7, 2015, this exhibition has on display the most important street and racing models making it possible for visitors to get to know more about Maserati thanks to 19 videos showing the history and the most important figures that made it happen.  Along with the expo, there is also a new space open to visitors that houses the most important cars of Enzo Ferrari, among which are the Alfa Romeo he used, the first Ferrari built in 1947, and the Enzo, the Granturismo dedicated to him.

At MAMbo - the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna there is the first solo exhibition in Italy by Nick van Woert, one of the most original artists on the American contemporary art scene.  This exhibition explores many recurring themes presented by this artist, such as the dialogue between the environment, overwhelmed by such a great human presence, and nature which is ruled by the laws of chaos; or the conviction that some sort of semantics exist in terms of materials that generate sense in their interaction with human beings; or the artist's interest in architecture and historical figures such as Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber).  Not to mention the "getting back to nature" movements, linked by the dynamics of man versus the machine and the attempt to change or dissect our way of life, and finally the reproduction of classic statues.  Until September 7.

In Ferrara, continuing until July 27 is "Life, color, fairy tales.  The Jewish world of Emanuele Luzzati". This exhibition looks back on the Jewish themes of the artist in the fields of illustrations, applied art and the production of animated films.  The three sections into which the show is divided, Life, Color, Fairy tales, represent the energy, joy and romantic dimension with which everyday Jewish life is portrayed by this artist. Free admission.

The National Museum of Ravenna hosts this exhibition entitled "Alberto Biasi at San Vitale. The light and environments of history", a big retrospective dedicated to this Maestro of Kinetic and Programmed Art in the spectacular classical setting of the Benedictine complex of the Ravenna basilica.  The expo reconstructs the creative path of Alberto Biasi, from his debut at the end of the 1950s to his most recent experimentations, through about sixty works, which make up a true anthology of this artist's work.  Thin sheets and overlapping planes capable of simulating movement, playing with light, three dimensional optical illusions, and interactive compositions will enliven the monumental spaces in a mix between traditional classic architecture and experimentation. Until September 14.

At the Fortress of Castrocaro Terme, near Forlì, a feminine exhibition is being held and is dedicated to the recipes for love and beauty of Caterina Sforza.  The countess of Imola and Forlì, despite her responsibilities as a governor and mother, found the time to study pharmacology, medicine, chemistry and perfumes and organized her findings in a recipe book, which is today the most complete document on medicine and cosmetics from the 15th century.  Open until November 30.

A unique historic documentary show not to be missed, entitled "Young Mussolini 1883 – 1914" can be visited in Predappio (Rn) in the Birth Home of Mussolini.  This exhibition houses more than 200 works from private collections and state archives - including Forlì, Trento, and Losanna -  with documents never displayed before either in Italy or abroad.  Among the most prized items at this show is the Socialist Calendar of 1910, printed in Trento by Mussolini himself, and the electoral poster of 1913 with his candidacy for the Council of Forlì. Until September 28.

“Divina Passione” is a show being held in Rimini, until September 28, that focuses on Francesca da Rimini and the fifth canto of the various versions of the Divine Comedy illustrated between the 15th and 20th centuries, from Baccio Baldini to Renato Guttuso.  There are sixty texts on display that were printed from the 15th century to today, selected from among the thousands of ancient and modern editions of Dante's work that are part of the Collezione Livio Ambrogio, unique in the world for its volume and authenticity.  Sixty prized relics that, for their documentary value, offer many levels of interpretation and many different approaches to this singular work.


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Last modified Oct 01, 2014

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