In Bologna at last the exhibition of Mexican muralists that has been pending since 1973

The exhibition of Mexican muralists opened in Bologna on "pendiente," or suspended since 1973, when it was supposed to open in Chile but the coup d'état prevented it.

The México exhibition “The Suspended Exhibition” - Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, is underway at Palazzo Fava, Bologna, and will run until Feb. 18, 2018. This exhibition showcases Mexican muralist painting by exhibiting 70 works (including works by the three major exponents: José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros), belonging to the collection of Alvar Carrillo Gil and his wife Carmen Tejero: these are mostly oils and drawings, plus you will be able to see extensive documentation of the original murals, made with modern HD video animation technologies that allow you to admire and locate the main works of the three muralists in the various cities of Mexico.

The history of this exhibition is unique. It was supposed to open on Sept. 13, 1973, in Santiago, Chile, but due to the coup d’état that struck the country it remained in “pendiente,” that is, pending, hence its name. The exhibition remained in such until 2015, then in 2016 the exhibition moved to Argentina, Peru, and finally to Europe. The works, at risk of destruction, were saved (reaching the present day) thanks to the support of Mexican and Chilean commissioners, curators, institutions and chancelleries.

"As in 1973, the purpose of this exhibition is not only to make known the three extraordinary talents of Muralist painting, ’Los Tres Grandes,’ fathers of the Muralist Movement. Our intention is also and above all to tell the historical story behind it, namely the courage of those who, in a context of violence and danger, risked everything to save art," is what Fabio Roversi-Monaco, president of Genus Bononiae, declares.

Admission daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Mondays (closed) and Thursdays (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Full 13 euros, reduced 11 euros (over 65, children between 11 and 18, law enforcement, disabled, journalists, ticket holders of another Genus Bononiae museum, City Red Bus ticket holders, conventioned), reduced groups 9 euros (minimum 10, maximum 25 people, microphone required 30 euros), special reduced 7 euros (Musei Metropolitani card, Bologna Welcome Card, students, groups with Genus Bononiae guide), reduced children 5 euros (ages 6 to 11), reduced schools 5 euros (groups minimum 10, maximum 25 students), free for children under 5, one accompanying person per group, two teachers per school group, ICOM members, accompanying person of disabled, invitation coupon holders, Genus Bononiae membership, tour guides, accredited journalists. Open ticket 15 euros, to visit the exhibition without blocking time slot (ticket can be given away).

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In Bologna at last the exhibition of Mexican muralists that has been pending since 1973
In Bologna at last the exhibition of Mexican muralists that has been pending since 1973

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