Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Organized by Augusto Agosta Tota
with the scientific consulting of the Centro Studi e Archivio Antonio Ligabue in Parma
Town of Gualdo Tadino, the Museums of Gualdo Tadino, Umbria Region, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia
Gualdo Tadino, Perugia
17 April - 30October 2016 • Monumental Church of San Francesco
After the great success of the exhibitions in Mantua and Franco Maria Ricci’s Labyrinth in Fontanellato, as part of the events of the Milan Expo, the artists Ligabue and Ghizzardi are together once again in Arte e Follia, Antonio Ligabue e Pietro Ghizzardi, opening on Sunday 17 April in Gualdo Tadino near Perugia, in the Monumental Church of San Francesco. A splendid example of the worship of the Franciscan Order, the church was built in the late 13th century, and inside visitors can admire the frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo and other 14th- and 15th-century works.
The exhibition is curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, organized by Augusto Agosta Tota with the scientific consulting of the Centro Studi e Archivio Antonio Ligabue in Parma, and promoted by Gualdo Tadino, the Museums of Gualdo Tadino, Umbria Region, and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia. General coordination is by Catia Monacelli.
Ligabue and Ghizzardi tell us about their lives, they illustrate their very personal creative world, their uniqueness. The two artists were contemporaries in the narrow confines of the Po Valley topography, invented and rewritten by the labour of mankind. Both men experienced social marginalization, the difficulties that came with exclusion and poverty, a lack of formaltraining and a cultural background that forced them to look within themselves for an iconography that could reconstruct their fantastic world, allow them to communicate with others, describe their deepest and sincerest emotions. Both men created a uniquely personal artistic language, lying well beyond schools, masters, or models: it was a reconstruction of the metaphors of their existence, their dreams, and their desires. Both men achieved the height of their artistic potential, and are now considered truly ingenious masters of 20th-century art.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published with the sumptuous graphic presentation that Franco Maria Ricci is renownedfor, together with essays by Vittorio Sgarbi, Marzio Dall'Acqua, Pascal Bonafoux.
ACI DELEGAZIONE GUALDO TADINO - AUTOSALONE PUCCI E C. SNC - CARDINALI ABBIGLIAMENTO - CRIMO ITALIA SRL - DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI ASSOCIATI BRUNETTI CATANOSSI - DUNIA PACK SRL - FARMACIA CENTRALE CAPECI - GE.S.ECO SNC - L’HABITUÈ SNC - MAGLIERIA CONTIGIANI - RAMBLAS TRAVEL & LEISURE SRL - SATIRI AUTO SPA - SOPRA IL MURO SOCIETA’ COOPERATIVA SOCIALE - STUDIO NOTARILE FABI - TIERRE COSTRUZIONI DI RICCIARDELLO TINDARO - VIAGGI TRE PONTI A.R.L. SOC. COOP.
Contemporart - Viewpoint - Corriere dell’Umbria - Trg Media - Made in Gualdo
Polo Museale Gualdo Tadino
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