“Le Forme dei Marmi” is an exhibition that looks at the sacred and profane “forms” of the material, 500 years after the founding of the Versilia Region in Tuscany – home of much of Italy’s marble, the exhibition takes place in two spaces: the Palazzo Mediceo of Seravezza – with a focus on the sacred – and Pietrasanta’s M.U.S.A. Museum, where marble’s more contemporary, profane, aspects are featured.
It’s an exhibition with two complementary souls, one focused inward, on the Divine, and on the production of objects since the 1500s, and one with a focus on the market, and therefore concerned more with aesthetics and form vs. function.
Featured at M.U.S.A. are: “Miracle Chips” by Michael Anastassiades, “Orgasm” by Philippe Delenseigne and the short “Stardust Polvere di Marmo in movimento,” as well as “Anfitrite” by Renzo Maggi, “Clizia” by Angelo Mangiarotti, and “Distese Emozioni” by Giovanni Balderi, along with design pieces made in marble.
Other films will be shown as part of the exhibition at M.U.S.A..
The exhibition is part of “Leggera Materia” and is produced by the Camera di Commercio of Lucca, together with CNA and is co-ordinated by Ugo da Prato, in collaboration with Tiziana Burrini, Elisa Guidi, Attilo La Pietra/Artex, the Centro per l’Artigianato Artistico e Tradizionale della Toscana, with help from Professor Andrea Marcuccetti. The exhibition is co-sponsored by Fondazione Terre Medicee, the Fondazione Henreaux, M.U.S.A., the Consorzio Cosmave, and CIAA Lucca. We link to the Versilia Produce website, here, for a complete list of sponsors (yes, there’s more!)
The works are on loan from Fondazione Henraux, Aldo Pesetti, AMG, Barsi, Bertozzi Felice, Studio Franco Cervietti, Ezio Ronchieri Group, Mondo Marmo, and Alvaro Pesetti e Figli.
“Le Forme dei Marmi”
From the 3rd of August to the 1st of September, 2013. Apertura mostra
Hours: from Thursday to Sunday from 6:30pm – 11:30pm,
FREE and open to the public.
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