“Il Leone e i suoi simboli” – the Lion and his Symbols, is an international sculpture exhibition dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Medici patronage of the Versilia area. It takes its name from the “Marzocco” or guardian lion figures, symbols of the Renaissance Florentine family’s power. The “Marzocco” is also the emblem of the celebration of the passage of the Versilia area from Lucca to Florence – many events are planned for this summer, and we hope to bring them to your attention as they happen.
Fourteen artists exhibit work in a show curated by Erica Cavalli and Lodovico Gierut; “the sculptors will examine both the international nature of the territory and their own personal takes on the historic passage, through the use of varied materials such as marble, bronze, terracotta, ceramics, wood and resin.” The artists are: Alberto Bongini, Giancarlo Cannas, Erica Cavalli, Massimo Facheris, Majd Patou Fathallah, Paolo Grigò, Renzo Maggi, Giorgio Mariani, Vaja Mikaberidze (aka Prasto), Mara Moschini, Szymon Oltarzewski, Alfredo Sasso, Marcello Scarselli, and Gabriele Vicari.
The exhibition will tour the region over the course of the next few months, starting at the 19th century villa Lemon’s Guesthouse in Val di Castello, a tiny burg nestled in a valley near Pietrasanta.
“Il Leone e i suoi simboli”
From the 5th of June to the end of June, 2013
Via del Pizzetto 1
From the 3rd of Juy to the 18th of July, 2013
Casa della Salute della Croce Bianca
From the 20th of July to the 18th of August, 2013
Palazzo della Cultura di Cardoso
The show will end its run at the Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi in late Summer.
The exhibition opening is Wednesday the 5th of June, 2013 at Lemon’s Guesthouse at 6:30pm.
We link to the Versilia Medicea website for more information on this and other events slated for the celebration, here.