Project Description

THE PINO PASCALI MUSEUM WILL TAKE PART IN THE 11TH DAY OF CONTEMPORARY ART ORGANISED BY THE AMACI- ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN MUSEUMS OF CONTEMPORARY ART : THE EVENT THAT CONNECTS MUSEUMS ALL OVER ITALY

The 10th of October admission will be free and documentaries produced by arTVision- a live art channel dedicated to the sculptors Giampietro Carlesso, Luigi Mainolfi and Iginio Iurilli- will be shown. Visitors will also be offered a free guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to the Russian group AES+F, in occasion of the 18th Pino Pascali Award.

The Pino Pascali Museum takes part in the 11th Day of Contemporary Art organized by AMACI, the Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art, which will be held on the 10th of October 2015. For the past ten years, this event has been connecting Museums and Institutions across the Italian territory and has offered extraordinary openings free of charge as well as events, exhibitions, conferences and laboratories. A manifold programme that offers the unmissable opportunity of experiencing first-hand the energy and richness of today’s art.

On this occasion, and until the 16th of October, the Pino Pascali Foundation will walk us through a path that concerns mainly sculpture and the project arTVision a live art channel, carried out in the framework of the European programme IPA Adriatico 2007-2013- and will show us three different productions.

A key role will be played by the three documentaries filmed by the Apulia Tv Crew and dedicated to the artists Giampietro Carlesso, Iginio Iurilli and Luigi Mainolfi. In the first documentary, the Venetian sculptor is invited to Polignano a Mare. The challenge is to transform a terrace, a public space, into a corner where to discuss sculpture and attract citizens, tourists or simple passers-by, as well as turning it into a “studio” where the artist realizes his sculpture. The debate around sculpture can also be found in the production dedicated to Iginio Iurilli. The artist tells his story and presents his works, in particular Touch Me, the big purple barbed sea urchin , playful memory of a sea which is rich in fruit, dreams and imagination. This work has also been presented at the Pino Pascali Museum. Finally, Luigi Mainolfi tells The Sun and Other Stories (Sole e altre Storie), an exhibition held in Molfetta and curated by Gaetano Centrone, in which the main subject is the sun and the artist’s life and sculptures. The natural element is always found in his works and symbolizes man’s struggle for life.

In occasion of the 11th Day of Contemporary Art, the Pino Pascali Museum will also offer visitors the opportunity of exploring the collection and the exhibition of the 18th Pino Pascali award won by the AES+F. This group of artists was founded in 1987 in Russia by the architects Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich, the multidisciplinary designer Evgeny Svyatsky, and, from 1995, also the fashion photographer Vladimir Fridkes. The commission, which included Rosalba Branà, director of the Pino Pascali Foundation and the art critics Christian Caliandro and Antonio Geusa, see the artists of the AES+F as important innovators in the international artistic panorama of a kind of poetry that considers the contamination of the languages of photography, video and digital technologies as important in order to create a visual, hyper-realistic and artificial metaphor that can have a strong emotional impact.

On top of the 12 photographs taken from the best known productions, the Pino Pascali Museum also hosts the video Sacred Allegory. The film lasts 40 minutes and is inspired by the painting of the Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini, a masterpiece that is still today considered enigmatic and mysterious and which represents, according to certain art historians, an ideal path of purification of souls that can be compared to the passage from Purgatory to Heaven.

Info:
Orario: 10 ottobre, ore 11-13 / 17-21. I documentari firmati da arTVision saranno in mostra fino al 16 ottobre.
Ingresso gratuito nella giornata di sabato 10 ottobre. per tutti gli altri giorni:
(La biglietteria chiude mezz’ora prima del museo – biglietto 2 euro più eventuali riduzioni a chi ne ha diritto).

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