Three exhibitions for a unique land development project of Grizzana Morandi (BO) area, from end July to October: - at Roccetta Mattei, Stanze della meraviglia. Esotismo Fantastico Incanto nella Rocchetta Mattei (Rooms of Wonder. Exotic Fantastic Charm in Rocchetta Mattei) - at Casa Studio Giorgio Morandi - Fienili del Campiaro, Ghirri incontra Morandi – photos of Via Fondazza and Grizzana studies (Eredi Ghirri) - at Fienili del Campiaro, L'antico Appennino di Luigi Fantini, featuring the landscapes and the rural architectures in the Apenines paesaggi e le architetture rurali dell’Appennino (Archivio Fotografico Fondazone Carisbo).
Stanze della meraviglia. Esotismo Fantastico Incanto nella Rocchetta Mattei(Rooms of Wonder. Exotic Fantastic Charm in Rocchetta Mattei, 29 July - 30 October. Opening on July 29th at 7.30pm) is the first first exhibition at Rocchetta Mattei in Grizzana Morandi (a short 30 minute drive from Bologna), recently restored and returned to life.
Seventeen artists in dialogue with the creation of Count Mattei tells us no wonder that the rooms of the Rocchetta radiate not only through forms of the impetuous, a delight for all, but also through illusions that with different symbolic languages mark this a fantastic eclectic architecture. An itinerary that will unfold in close empathy with rooms that welcome, almost they themselves have not generated. In this path, which includes paintings and installations, majolica and sculptures, jewelry, drawings and videos, as the banner of a way of thinking and doing art, in homage to the vocation illusive and metaphorical that Cesare Mattei put on stage in its portentous creation, you will also showcase a masterpiece of Alberto Savinio, the artist who in European 20th Century represented with images and writing the relationships between myth, game, psyche.
The artists (listed alphabetically) are: Elysia Athanatos, Francesco Bocchini, Mirta Carroli, Vittorio Corsini, Ettore Frani, Omar Galliani, Maria Elisabetta Novello, Luca Lanzi, Lemeh42, Simone Pellegrini, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Davide Rivalta, Nicola Samorì, Alberto Savinio, Guido Scarabottolo, Sima Shafti, Amir Sharipfour.
Concept, Care and Organization: Studio Trasguardo / Bologna: Artistic Direction - Eleonora Frattarolo. Photography, graphic catalog design and communication, Luciano Leonotti. Administrative Coordinator - Stella Ingino, Administrative Coordinator is a more professional term than secretary. Promotions provided by the Municipality of Grizzana Morandi. Sponsored by: Communities of the Bolognese Apennines The Metropolitan City of Bologna, Region of Emilia Romagna The Academy of Fine Arts Bologna, with the collaboration of CUBO-Unipol.
How to get to the Rocchetta Mattei: Provincial Road 62 - 40030 Grizzana Morandi BO BY CAR: from Bologna - A1 motorway to Sasso Marconi where you must exit to get on SS64 to Riola; from Florence - A1 motorway towards Bologna to Pian del Voglio towards Castiglione dei Pepoli and then towards Camugnano, Riola; from Pistoia - SS 64 towards Porretta Terme, to Riola. BY TRAIN: Porrettana railway Bologna-Pistoia, from Bologna railway station every hour to Riola, from Pistoia exchange in Porretta Terme (check schedule for times). From Riola station to Rocchetta about 1200 meters, a 15-20 minute walk (a large part does not have a walking path). Taxi services: Cumaeans & Verar +39 339 2274307 or Gianfranco Montebugnoli +39 345 7001015
Stanze della Meraviglia - Esotismo Fantastico Incanto nella Rocchetta Mattei