In the year of Parma Italian Capital of Culture.
EXHIBITIONS IN PARMA
Antelami in Parma – the work of man, the time of the Earth
From September 12, 2020
Baptistery of Parma
Face to face with the great Maestro Benedetto Antelami thanks to the statues of the Months and Seasons moved from the internal loggia of the Baptistery to the ground for a closer look than ever.
The exposition is the fulcrum of the diocesan initiatives for Parma 2020+21 with the target to highlight the secular attention to the Christian community of Parma to the deeper human values. In this contest the statues of the Months and Seasons open to a multidisciplinary cultural approach: they contain a high symbolic-religious value, testify a deep anthropological reflection and express a relationship completely equilibrated between man and the environment, between nature and culture.
A production by: Diocese of Parma
In collaboration with: Vestry of the Cathedral; Chapter of Cathedral, Cariparma Foundation, Music Conservatory "A. Boito"; Parma 2020 Committee
Website and reservations: www.piazzaduomoparma.com
Umberto Eco, Franco Maria Ricci. LABYRINTH. History of a sign
From April 17 –September 26, 2021
Labyrinth della Masone, Fontanellato - Parma
The Labyrinth of Franco Maria Ricci turns into a Meta-labyrinth : as Virgil led Dante, so noble and wise shadows, linked to the history of Ricci – not only Umberto Eco but also Jorge Luis Borges – will accompany the visitors with multimedia transfer of words and thoughts.
In the first hall, dedicated to Eco, the voice and texts of the great writer, will guide the public in a labyrinth with reflecting walls: a maze of mirrors animated by visions which invite us to read again the history of the labyrinth and its symbolic and psychological meanings.
In the second hall will be the History of the labyrinths in the world; several works will appear, in a surprising projection 360-degrees.
And more, in the third and last hall, important loans from international Museums and ancient volumes illustrated with labyrinths, to touch with your hand the idea of labyrinth and how this symbol participated to the History of the World.
A production by: Labirinto della Masone
By: Edoardo Pepino and Giovanni Mariotti
Expositive project: Neo [Narrative Enviroments Operas]
From September 19, 2021 – January 13,2022
Governor Palace, Parma
A journey to penetrate and understand the identity of social and cultural life in our national history through Parma, the Nation and its relationship with the Opera thanks to photos, correspondences, multimedia documents and historical recordings, newspapers articles, sketches, models and costumes, going beyond the traditional and historical and – in line with the reflection of the Verdi Festival – strongly bringing the thought on the present.
A production by: Municipality of Parma – House of Music, in collaboration with Teatro Regio Foundation of Parma
by: Gloria Bianchino and Giuseppe Martini
Staging: Margherita Palli
EXHIBITIONS IN PIACENZA
Klimt’s “Portrait of a lady” is back home
Galleria Ricci Oddi, Piacenza
The painting robbed 22 years ago, was found last year in the garden of Ricci Oddi Gallery and will be exposed from November 28, 2020. Only this work will be placed in a case in the hall of honour, and in the other halls will be placed digital exhibition supports explaining the history of the painting. The exhibition is part of the “Klimt project”, a cycle of dates and special exhibitions to prepare the public to a bigger exposition dedicated to the painter. The first of the four dates is “Klimt and the secret masters of Ricci Oddi” and is scheduled for March 28, 2021. Other dates follow up to 2022.
New Roman section at the Civic Museums
Musei Civici di Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza
Between the end of year 2020 and the beginning of 2021 at Farnese Palace is being inaugurated a space dedicated to over a thousand Roman remains, many of them unknown, testifying the millenary history of Piacenza. A new exhibition will enhance and better the knowledge of a rich heritage made of objects that tell the history of the city founded in 218 BC, its original urban layout, the buildings, people’s lifestyle, and worships. The path, enriched with digital supports, reconstructions of environments and other artefacts, is concluded with the crisis of the Roman Empire through works of the Longobard culture.
Website: www.palazzofarnese.piacenza.it - www.piacenza2020.it
Madonna Sistina Virtual Tour
Complesso Monastico di San Sisto, Piacenza
In spring 2021 Raffaello’s masterpiece will be virtually back to San Sisto’ Monastic Complex, where it was preserved until 1754. The work was originally made for this place and precisely in 1754 was given to the Great Elector August the third from Saxony. Since then, the work has been kept at the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden. Now visitors can see Raffaello’s painting in a multimedia exposition, made of video projections, films and virtual reconstructions that will explore the Benedectine monastery and its artistic heritage.
EXHIBITIONS IN REGGIO EMILIA
Reggio Emilia: European Photography 2021
This year’s edition of the international festival dedicated to contemporary photography is scheduled from April 23 to May 23, 2021. “On the Moon and on Earth/make way for dreamers!” is the new theme, inspired by the poetry of the Italian author Gianni Rodari: an invitation to imagine the future in this difficult and uncertain moment and open to new perspectives. European Photography is an event hosted by Magnani Palace and the municipality of Reggio Emilia; since 2006 has been held at Saint Peter’s cloisters and other city spots with big exhibitions, meetings, conferences, site-specific performances. “Young European Photography”, a project dedicated to emerging talents, is also inside the festival with the collective exposition “Reconstruction” at Saint Peter’s cloisters.
Museums’ Palace in Reggio Emilia inaugurates a new space
Palazzo dei Musei, Reggio Emilia
One of 2021 flagship events next Spring in Reggio Emilia will be the opening of a new section on the first floor of the museum, previously partly dedicated to the collections “Prehistory and Protohistory” and partly to Fontanesi Gallery, which now will have a new ground-breaking exhibition for an appealing and contemporary telling of the territory. An intervention made by the studio of architect Italo Rota in collaboration with the museum, started in 2014 with the restoration of an unused space, now hosting expositions such as On the Road or Antonio Fontanesi and his heritage. The new exhibitions in Museums’ Palace will offer archaeological and artistic collections through a big telling of the territory, of the city and the people. Ideally, it should become a permanent workshop available every day for citizens and visitors.
Every year in spring Reggio Emilia becomes the “city of stories” for a weekend, thanks to professional writers, theatre companies, and parents that become storytellers on that occasion. The city is known for its special attention for children and educational activities; this cultural project, dedicated to the art of storytelling was created in 2006 thanks to the institution for schools and kindergartens inside the municipality of Reggio Emilia and Reggio Children, with the collaboration of other local cultural institutions both private and public. Also June 4-6, 2021 the festival “Internazionale Kids” is back, a live event full of workshops, meetings and book presentations under the sign of the homonymous Italian magazine for children that publishes every month the best of foreign press, in order to explain big current issues to young people.