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Travel to Sicily with Cups of Stars in the circle of the sun

2022-05-21T17:04:06.404Z

Until 10 July an exhibition at the Planeta farm and at Palazzo Abatellis (ANSA) (ANSA) - PALERMO, 20 MAY - "Cups of stars in the circle of the sun", from the verses of the poet and philologist Ibn al-Qaṭṭā (1041-IlCairo 1121), is the intriguing title of the exhibition, curated by Valentina Bruschi, who, from May 22nd, sees together Palazzo Abatellis and the Planeta farm, which is responsible for the recovery of some unpublished works from different eras owned by the museum, p



(ANSA) - PALERMO, 20 MAY - "Cups of stars in the circle of the sun", from the verses of the poet and philologist Ibn al-Qaṭṭā (1041-IlCairo 1121), is the intriguing title of the exhibition, curated by Valentina Bruschi, who, from May 22nd, sees together Palazzo Abatellis and the Planeta farm, which is responsible for the recovery of some unpublished works from different eras owned by the museum, presenting them to the public with contemporary works by Bea Bonfini, Gili Lavy, Emiliano Maggi, Diego Miguel Mirabella and photographs by Matteo Buonomo.

The space is that of the chapel of the former Convent of the Pietà, a historic building which, unfortunately, continues to be vandalized by bus occupants.

The project is a new piece of the ninth edition of the "Journey to Sicily" which, last October, saw these artists working in residence.

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idea is that the art of the past is a source of inspiration for contemporary languages.

But visual research is always a composition and decomposition of suggestions and references to the contemporary, mixed with culture and the study of the history of images.


   The most interesting work is "Il trionfo" (the only one not to have been made specifically for the exhibition), a large tapestry by Bea Bonfini inspired by the beautiful and mysterious "Triumph of death" by Abatellis.

This too is a large fresco, which combines refined references to the masterpiece of the Palermo museum with the ancient feminine way of decoration, declining them in a formal context that plays with Italian abstractionism.

Gili Lavy has created a sound work in collaboration with the musician JacopoSalvatori entitled "Journey XII", which re-proposes ancient songs of the sea in the Mediterranean lingua franca.

Three amphorae sculptures in ceramic and bronze are the contribution to the culture of the Arabids of Sicily by Emiliano Maggi who, for the inauguration, will give life to a multidisciplinary performance in costume.

While DiegoMiguel Mirabella presents an installation with fabrics and works, which more Morocco cannot be, made with artisans from that fascinating country.

MatteoBuonomo's photographs with text by Chiara Barzini complete the contemporary "journey" in the history and places of Sicily.

The restoration, on the other hand, involved, in particular, two objects from the Abatellis' deposits: a cylinder with a perforated band in chiseled and fusion copper datable between the 17th and 18th centuries and a perforated copper lamp made between the 18th and 19th centuries.

The other objects chosen for the exhibition take up the criterion of the unprecedented, in which the forms and repertoires coming from stately models have the task of becoming sources for contemporary experimentation.

As the museum director Evelina De Castro recalled, speaking of "the dialectic between survivals and inheritances, suggestions and revival recurring over time".

And, if the regional councilor for cultural heritage Alberto Samonà underlined "the importance of collaboration between public and private in the interest of enhancing the conspicuous Sicilian artistic heritage", Vito Planeta of the homonymous company highlighted that "the project, based on our historic residence nomad, in our intentions, he poses himself as the flywheel of a virtuous circle ".


    "Cups of stars in the circle of the sun", conceived and produced by the Planeta house in collaboration with the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Abatellis and with the Regional Councilorship for Cultural Heritage, will be open until next 10 July.

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Source: ansa

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