ROME - Gina Lollobrigida and Andy Warhol, Franco Vimercati and Fabrizio Plessi: these are some of the names protagonists of this week's exhibitions.
BRESCIA - An unprecedented project for the pioneer of video art: from 9 June to 7 January 2024 Fabrizio Plessi presents a path of great involvement, consisting of installations, video projections and digital environments, specially designed for the Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia and for the Museum of Santa Giulia. Entitled 'Plessi sposa Brixia', curated by Ilaria Bignotti, the project highlights the vestiges and heritage of the city, reinterpreting them with light, sound and moving images and is completed with an exhibition of original drawings, tables and sketches.
CAORLE (Ve) - 'The Age of Freedom' is the exhibition of Andy Warhol scheduled from 11 June to 3 September at the Bafile Cultural Center. In the itinerary, curated by Matteo Vanzan, there are over 60 works by Warhol, alongside a close selection of videos, documentaries and period films, as well as works by other artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joe Tilson, Robert Indiana, Mario Schifano, Mimmo Rotella, Tano Festa, Franco Angeli and many others.
ROME - At the Museum of Civilizations from 6 June to 5 November the initiative "Museo delle Opacità": a nucleus of works and documents from the collections of the former Colonial Museum of Rome, which became part of the collections of the Museum of Civilizations in 2017 and is being re-cataloged, are put in dialogue with contemporary works that also include new acquisitions. At the same time also the exhibition that first reconstructs the living and working space of the Afro-descendant artist and activist Bertina Lopes: a partial reconstruction of the studio and the house is presented (in Rome Lopes lived 70 years, transforming his home-studio into a meeting point for intellectuals, artists, poets, refugees and activists of the Mozambican and Portuguese community, but also from other African and European countries), thanks to the photographic documentation created by the photographer Giorgio Benni. At the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Franco Vimercati Archive and the Raffaella Cortese Gallery from 7 June to 10 September the first major exhibition in Rome dedicated to the photographer Franco Vimercati. Curated by Susan Bright, the exhibition "The World in a Grain of Sand" includes most of the artist's production, from 1974 to 2000, with more than 100 works and a selection of objects featured in his shots, books and documentary materials from his personal archive. There are over 120 images in the exhibition 'I mondi di Gina', conceived and curated by Lucia Borgonzoni and Chiara Sbarigia, set up from 9 June to 8 October at Palazzo Poli Istituto Centrale per la grafica as a tribute to the "eternal diva" Gina Lollobrigida. The entire life of the actress is illustrated by photos from the Luce-Cinecittà Archive, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and the MuFoCo - Museum of Contemporary Photography - and other archives.
It will close on September 12 'Ierogamia. Healing through the Rite and the Myth' by Angelo Cricchi , curated by Gianluca Marziani, set up at Visionarea Art Space. With the photographic works of the author, a labyrinth of colors, myths, rituals, allegories and images is created in homage to some great female figures that in relation to nature have marked the collective imagination.
BOLOGNA - Palazzo Albergati hosts from 10 June to 30 July the exhibition "Curtis Bill Pepper. Viaggio in Sicilia 1959-1961" which reveals the Italian island in its most unpublished dramatic and sweet components. All the 50 photographs that make up the exhibition (selected by his son John R. Pepper and Angelo Bucarelli) have no title, and were taken between 1959 and 1961 in various places in Sicily not recognizable.
VENICE - The iconography of Justice in the various historical moments and the rendering of this theme in art: opens on June 10 at the Correr Museum "Imago Iustitia. Masterpieces through the centuries", curated by Marina Mattei. The exhibition will remain on display until September 3.