EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR PERIOD: 14 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018

Sunday, January 14th 2018

"Oltre la maschera", the works of Uberto Bonetti at Gamc
The second of the four major exhibitions to be held from December to spring in the exhibition spaces of the city both at Gamc and at Villa Paolina. The appointment is for Sunday (December 17) with Uberto Bonetti. Beyond the mask, exhibited in the rooms of the Viani modern and contemporary art gallery and open until April 2018. Geri, Bonetti, Menghino and Possenti: four great masters of the '900, a series of works, many of which are only exhibited at the moment of their donation to the city, two splendid places of Villa Paolina and the Viani modern and contemporary art gallery, a single common thread: Viareggio. A project conceived and realized by the Municipality of Viareggio, born in the close collaboration with the families of the artists, thanks to the contribution of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation.For the occasion also Happy Sunday: l 'display and sale at a special price, the preview of the new collection of bags signed by Gamc and Viareggio even more beautiful, made for the City of Viareggio by the publishing house free zone. The Bonetti exhibition includes works donated by the same artist to the City of Viareggio. Donation characterized by over two hundred and fifty numbers, largely chosen by the author and then finally formalized by the daughters, in 1996. The corpus of the exhibition illustrates all aspects of the varied and multifaceted production of the artist held over seventy years. Viareggio has been for over fifty years, with rare exceptions, the author of the official carnival posters and those of some editions of the Viareggio Prize. Bonetti's exhibition is ideally connected to the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Lazzarini, Forme e colori in the works of Giovanni Lazzarini, scheduled for Friday, January 26, at Villa Paolina. Finally, an important exhibition dedicated to Antonio Possenti is underway in the spring."Finally the exhibition schedule is back and finally all the exhibition spaces in Viareggio are involved - said the councilor for culture Sandra Mei - the beauty of the historical places, like the Villa Paolina, combined with the beauty of the works, double attraction for anyone who wants to visit the exhibitions, and take the opportunity to see collections that usually and long ago, are not exposed. attention to the viareggina reality and to our great pictorial traction - concludes Mei - a varied cultural offer for what is more than a tribute to the great masters who have projected our city on the stage of international art ".In these days, always at Villa Paolina, Contaminations and reflections in the painting of Loriano Geri, open until Sunday 21 January, during the opening hours of the vil la: from wednesday to saturday from 3.30 to 7.30, on sunday from 9.30 to 13.30 and from 15.30 to 19.30. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Galleria di arte moderna e contemporanea Lorenzo Viani - Via Mazzini 22, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: dal mercoledì al sabato dalle 15,30 alle 19,30, la domenica dalle 9,30 alle 13,30 e dalle 15,30 alle 19,30. Chiuso il lunedì e il martedì. - INFO: 0584 581118 - 0584 581118 - gamc@comune.viareggio.lu.it.

Things want to exist
In the tradition of major exhibitions aimed at the enhancement of contemporary art through monumental exhibitions in the most representative public places, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 the town of Pietrasanta inaugurates the personal exhibition Things want to exist of the Tuscan artist Roberto Barni (Pistoia, 1939).Some of the symbolic places of Pietrasanta for about three months will host the project promoted, as well as by the Municipality, by the Versiliana Foundation, chaired by Massimiliano Simoni, artistic director of Start, and with the support of the Poggiali Gallery of Pietrasanta.Throughout the Christmas period, and until 25 February, no less than 17 large patinated bronze works can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, in the Church and in the Cloister of Sant'Agostino side by side, in the latter cases, in interiors, from works on canvas and paper.The work of Roberto Barni is presented through the exhibition of works colarmente iconic made in the last 20 years and here, edited by Enrico Mattei, are collected for the occasion with the title Things want to exist.The works in Piazza del DuomoIn piazza find space Impresa, sculpture of over four and a half meters, Continuo of 1999, Double Controversia of 2017, also of almost five meters, Sadovasomaso, Impresa and Walking on the Cross that have accompanied all the recent poetics of the Tuscan artist, including the presence in the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Frari during the 2017 Venice Biennale, and which are gathered together for the first time because "things want to exist given that between being and not being there are the entities themselves, in this case the sculptures, which decide to be present "as the artist himself says because" they have intrinsic strength ".The works in the Sant'Agostino complexSculptures appear throughout the exhibition they self-determine theirs space: in Sant'Agostino appear men in a basket, Capogiri d'Oro of 2017, for the first time in a public exhibition after the Basilica dei Frari in Venice and in the Cloister the Celeberrima Atto muto, whose first version had been presented at the the entrance of the Gardens at the Venice Biennale in 1988. Since the sculptures, similarly to things, want to exist, they find space, like apparitions, Adagio, which manifests itself in the garden of Sant'Agostino, Remar Contro or NSC in the Church of Sant'Agostino.For the occasion the exhibition catalog will be created with texts by Alberto Boatto and Enrico Mattei, and the latter, among other things, writes: "My curiosity about the research Roberto Barni's sculptural has always been addressed on the embarrassing situations of his men, a small serial and inexpressive army that moves through an underlying disquiet ". And again: "the common denominator of these sculptures is their style, which is not to be recognized, but to know, as the artist explains. On their skin you can read the imprint of Roberto's hand which becomes his resistance to emptiness ".Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 12 pmOpening hours: 4.00pm - 7.00pm | closed on Mondays; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm 4.00 pm - 7.00 pmSpecial openings:Friday 8 December 10.00 am - 1.00 pm | 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 25 December 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 1 January 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Chiostro di S. Agostino/La Rocca, Pietrasanta - SCHEDULE: Orari: 16.00 – 19.00 | chiuso il lunedì; sabato e domenica 10.00 – 13.00 | 16.00 – 19.00 Aperture straordinarie: lunedì 25 dicembre 16.00 – 19.00 lunedì 1 gennaio 16.00 – 19.00 - INFO: Telefono per informazioni: +39 0584 795500 Sito ufficiale: http://www.museodeibozzetti.it

CONTAMINATIONS AND REFLECTIONS IN THE PAINTING OF LORIANO GERI
Geri, Bonetti, Menghino and Possenti, four great masters of the '900 for as many exhibitions that will be set up from December to spring in the exhibition spaces of the city.A roundup of works, many of which shown to the public only at the moment of their donation to the city, will be hosted in two places symbol of the municipal culture: Villa Paolina and the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery Lorenzo Viani. The main theme of the exhibitions will be Viareggio, the place where all four artists have lived and inspired.The first exhibition titled Contaminazioni e riflessi in Loriano Geri's painting will be inaugurated on the day Sunday 10 December at 11:00 am at Villa Paolina and can be visited until January 26.Loriano Geri was born in Viareggio where he lives and works. Since his debut (1953) he has participated, with considerable success, in important art events both in Italy and abroad winning numerous awards.CONTAMINATIONS AND REFLECTIONS IN THE PAINTING OF LORIANO GERIViareggio, Civic Museums of Villa Paolina, via Machiavelli 210 December 2017/26 January 2018From Wednesday to Saturday 3:30 pm/7:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am/1:30 pm and 15:30/19:30
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Musei Civici di Villa Paolina Bonaparte, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: Da Mercoledì a Sabato ore 15:30 / 19:30, Domenica ore 9:30 / 13:30 e 15:30 / 19:30 - INFO: 0584 966346 - Tel. 0584 966342 - 0584 966346

Lace Shunga Cinnamon
Susanna Orlando Gallery is pleased to present a special edition of eleven copies of Piero Pizzi Cannella inspired by Japanese erotic art. The exhibition will inaugurate on December 8, 2017 and will feature an extraordinary set-up of eleven pieces of Pizzi Cannella. The artist's interest in the Orient and Oriental aesthetics arises from his consideration of Japanese art as a mysterious and precious language at the same time and opens his mind to a sort of imagination. The master does not tell us a story, but a fairy tale, a refined collection of works that describe the figures of Eastern lovers as in a dream because they are eternal. The shunga strike because of their audacity depicted, however, with delicacy and invite the guest to enter into the heart of the work. These bold images possess a force that goes beyond the represented scene, combined with sinuous and refined lines. In this way, Japanese lovers become witness to the sensuality of painting, so eros becomes art and art becomes eros. The love also told in the most daring eroticism is raised to a sort of sacredness. This is the ideal scenario from which the shunga is born and one of the secrets of its sophistication, essential elements in the work of the Roman artist whose strong emotional charge is capable of vibrating our soul. The precious collection of engravings comes from the folder that contains them and is presented in the style of the gallery in a dedicated set for which a precious Rubelli fabric was chosen.
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Galleria Susanna Orlando, Pietrasanta - SCHEDULE: Inaugurazione: venerdì 8 dicembre, ore 18.00 - INFO: Susanna Orlando Telefono + 39 0584 70214 email: info@galleriasusannaorlando.it - Via Stagio Stagi, 12 0584 70214 0584 83163