A major exhibition on landscape, from Carrà to today, in Bagnacavallo

Bagnacavallo's Museo Civico delle Cappuccine hosts, from December 17, 2022 to March 5, 2023, the exhibition "The Landscape. Beaten Paths and New Perspectives," a major exhibition on landscape with many authors, from Carlo Carrà and Mario Sironi to contemporaries such as Andrea Chiesi, Marco Neri, and Takako Hirai.

Bagnacavallo ’s Museo Civico delle Cappuccine hosts, from December 17, 2022 to March 5, 2023, the exhibition Il paesaggio. Beaten Paths and New Perspectives, an exhibition curated by Davide Caroli that is part of the museum’s three-year program dedicated to landscape, the theme on which the cultural proposal of the city of Bagnacavallo will focus until 2024. The exhibition, promoted by the City of Bagnacavallo and organized by the Museo Civico delle Cappuccine, aims to focus on the two declinations planned for 2022 - Natural Landscape - and 2023 - Urban Landscape -, and to present a contemporary reading of the depiction of the landscape theme, with particular attention to the most interesting examples emerging at the national level.

Ecology, ecologism, sustainable development, climate change, and environmental protection have brought this theme to prominence and trending in political, social, and generational discussion because of the urgency with which, for example, climate mutations that will also affect our societies are proving to be set in motion on an inclined plane.

The discussion of what the landscape is today, its precarious condition, due not only to climate change, its consideration on an urban, social and even human level, and the attempts put in place to chart its documentation and direct its evolution on more respectful tracks, are parallel planes and topics on which studies, research and insights are being developed that in recent years are reaching conclusions as refined as they are fascinating. The exhibition therefore aims to address the discourse on landscape also from the cultural and artistic side and to bring contributions to the discussion from the vision of those who, through a less strictly scientific point of observation, can offer a perspective tool to analyze this theme with different eyes.

Landscape. Beaten Paths and New Perspectives is an itinerary not chronological but thematic and stylistic to suggest cross-references and affinities, and is imagined as a walk: it opens with a first section in which the way is indicated by some 20th-century masters who traced the lines along which 20th-century art developed, Carlo Carrà, William Congdon, Giorgio Morandi, Ennio Morlotti, Mario Schifano, and Mario Sironi. This is followed by two sections devoted to the elements that make up the natural landscape: Acqua, in which there are works by Ermes Bajoni, Luca Barberini, Ettore Frani, Guido Guidi, Virgilio Guidi, Federica Giulianini, Roberto Pagnani, Marco Palmieri, Marina Paris, and Armando Pizzinato; Terra, with works by Paola Babini, Giulia dall’Olio, Massimiliano Fabbri, Andrea Francolino, Takako Hirai, Ernesto Treccani, and Giorgia Severi. A subsequent section recounts the Dream of Landscape and features works by CaCo3, Andrea Chiesi, Josè D’Apice, Eron, Filippo Farneti, Enrico Lombardi, Giuseppe Maestri, Enrico Minguzzi, Enzo Morelli, Mattia Moreni, Marco Neri, Massimo Pulini, Giulio Ruffini, Salvo, Tono Zancanaro, and Carlo Zauli. Closing the exhibition is a final section with an additional natural element: Aria, in which a work of futurist aeropainting by Tato and a painting by Fabio Giampietro face each other, closing the spatial and temporal circle of the itinerary.

The exhibition project is accompanied by a catalog that includes images of all the works and texts by Davide Caroli, director of the Museo Civico delle Cappuccine in Bagnacavallo, Prof. Mario Angelo Neve, professor of Geography at the University of Bologna - Ravenna Campus entitled: Ecology of art, ecology of mind: the landscape, and an essay by Prof. Stefano Bruzzese, professor of History of Modern Art at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan entitled Il paesaggio nell’opera di Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The exhibition has free admission. Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For information: www.museocivicobagnacavallo.it 0545 280911/13

Image: Carlo Carrà, Marina (1952; oil on canvas board, 31.5 x 49.5 cm; Private collection)

A major exhibition on landscape, from Carrà to today, in Bagnacavallo
A major exhibition on landscape, from Carrà to today, in Bagnacavallo

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