Six exhibitions in six museums in the city, a program of study days and workshops for families: here is the program of At the same time Gualdo Tadino, the new contemporary art festival that will animate Umbria until January 2024. The exhibition is part of all those initiatives aimed at expanding the cultural and artistic vocation of the province of Perugia, skilfully combining the local historical and artistic heritage with contemporary art and cultural innovation. . Among the various exhibitions scheduled for August, the first dedicated to the figure of the recently deceased gallery owner stands out Pio Montientitled Contemporary Italian painting. Last sixty years. A research path “through seas and mountains”.
ContemporaneaMente Gualdo Tadino: a word to the curator Cesare Biasini Selvaggi
“We are proud to be the first to pay a museum tribute, a few months after his departure, to Pio Monti” He says Cesar Biasini Selvaggi curator of the exhibition, and of the entire event together with the director of the Polo Museale de Gualdo Tadino, Catia Monacelli. “Among the gallery owners who made the history of Rome in the second half of the 20th century together with Plinio De Martiis, Gian Tommaso Liverani, Fabio Sargentini and Gian Enzo Sperone. His practice as a gallery owner has expressed a cultural and artistic model that remains central to contemporary aesthetics. Our focus on painting in Pio Monti’s research path aims to contribute to delivering for critical study fragments of meaning that are already making the stimulating history of contemporary Italian pictorial identity”. An exhibition itinerary that accompanies the public in the discovery of contemporary Italian painting of the last sixty years, inside the Monumental Church of San Francesco. at the exhibition Pio for seas and mountains (calembour which refers to the image of a small tapestry dedicated to him by his friend Alighiero Boetti) will bring together more than forty works by Jannis Kounellis, Alighiero Boetti, Emilio Prini, Sol LeWitt, Salvo, Luigi Ontani, Gino De Dominicis, Carlo Maria Mariani, Vettor Pisani, Nicola De Maria, Enzo Cucchi, Claudio Cintoli, Mario Schifano, Tano Festa, Tommaso Lisanti, Gian Marco Montesano , Ubaldo Bartolini, HH Lim, Felice Levini, Lorenzo Bonechi, Nunzio, Stefano Di Stasio, Fathi Hassan, Alessio Ancillai, Alessandro Cannistrà, Teresa Iaria, Jeffrey Isaac, Claud Hesse, Mark Kostabi.
Contemporary Gualdo Tadino. The new contemporary art festival in Umbria
In addition to the tribute exhibition to the Roman gallerist, the program offers the public an important retrospective dedicated to the contemporary sculptor walter guidobaldi (aka WAL), titled The amazing world of WAL. Giant sculptures, magical animals and strange creatures, with The other half of contemporary sculpture: Licia Galizia, Veronica Montanino, Francesca Tulli AND The masterpiece rediscovered. Francesco Mola pier. A discovery by Vittorio Sgarbi. Instead, within the emerging project Lab.artisti, the personal exhibition of the painter will be presented. marco ercoli, In your eyes. The children’s workshop also begins, eat with your eyes, about the symbolism that is hidden behind the fruits, vegetables and flowers of the still lifes present in the collections of the Gualdo Tadino museum. In September, on the other hand, it will be the turn of the study days that will explore the cultural management strategies of museum institutions and the future of journalism in the sector, between artificial intelligence and social networks.