Art and cinema together in an exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Potenza

Running until May 26 at the Archaeological Museum of Potenza is the exhibition Cinema that Art! From the Masters of the Poster to Mimmo Rotella.

At the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Potenza is running, until May 26, the exhibition "Cinema that Art! From the masters of the poster to Mimmo Rotella." The exhibition illustrates the fruitful relations between cinema and painting, showing the mutual exchange of specificities and suggestions that is substantiated in a contamination between parallel and, in some cases, complementary cultural spheres.

The exhibition path analyzes the evolution of the film poster that has evolved over nearly one hundred years, with its pictorial connections, showing how the latter has influenced many contemporary artists, and does so by setting up more than 90 works, including 40 paintings, décollages, and mixed media, and about 50 vintage posters and playbills.

Over the years, 50 films have been shot in Basilicata, which is why the exhibition is set up in its capital city and, indeed, there is even an entire section of the exhibition dedicated precisely to the relationship between cinema and this region, which is establishing itself, more and more, as a land of cinema, thanks to the almost unique beauty of its territory.

Paride Leporace, Director of the Lucana Film Commission, wrote: "Now we find ourselves in Potenza to remember that Basilicata is a well-established land of cinema that wants to continue creating images to allow new generations a present in the cultural industry that is developing in the same lands of the ancient peasant civilization. In addition to entertaining and nurturing the creative soul, this beautiful exhibition is also useful for that."

The exhibition, organized and set up by Rebis Arte, is produced with the support of the Lucana Film Commission, the patronage of the Province of Potenza and in collaboration with the Cineteca Lucana in Oppido Lucano(PZ), the Opera Arte e Arti Gallery in Matera and the Cinema a pennello Museum in Montecosaro(MC).

Hours: Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays and Sundays. Free admission. For all information you can call +39 0971 444833 or send an e-mail to

Art and cinema together in an exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Potenza
Art and cinema together in an exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Potenza

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