Carrara, presented the 2024-2025 season of exhibitions. Here is the complete program

The 2024-2025 season of exhibitions to be held at MudaC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and CARMI - Museo Carrara e Michelangelo was presented in Carrara. Here is the full program.

The 2024-2025 season of exhibitions to be held in Carrara’s museum hub was presented this morning. At mudaC - Museo d’Arte Contemp oranea there will be contemporary art exhibitions by mid-carrer artists and site-specific projects in the project room, while two projects, one photography and one monographic exhibition, will enliven CARMI - Museo Carrara e Michelangelo. Also planned for 2024, in addition to a new edition of White Carrara, which next summer will be dedicated to the theme of design, are nine exhibitions and site-specific projects that give visual form, on the one hand, to Carrara Città Creative Unesco, and on the other will pay homage to the city’s deepest identity, namely its marble, in the very year in which the Marble Museum will undergo a restyling, following the planning that began in 2023.

First appointment, from March 23 to June 2, 2024, with the artistic duo Antonello Ghezzi (Nadia Antonello, Cittadella, 1985 and Paolo Ghezzi, Bologna, 1980), whom the people of Carrara got to know with the anticipation of theCosmic Tree installed in Piazza Duomo. Second appointment, from June 16 to September 29, 2024, with Paolo Cavinato (Mantua, 1975), an artist who imagines the invisible, in conjunction with White Carrara2024. Third appointment, from October 12, 2024 to March 9, 2025, with Simone Gori (Prato, 1986), whose solo exhibition will be inaugurated on the occasion of the Day of the Contemporary promoted by AMACI - Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums. The program will also be completed in 2025 with further exhibitions by Vincenzo Marsiglia (Belvedere Marittimo, 1972) and Eleonora Roaro (Varese, 1989).

Also at mudaC, the project room space will be dedicated to the authors selected through the call launched by the Municipality of Carrara in the spring of 2023, to build a dialogue with the community of artists who gravitate to the city and its territory, supporting local excellence through the promotion of contemporary creativity, in line with the “Charter on Art and Crafts as Tools for Sustainable Urban Development” conceived by the UNESCO network. The winners were selected from more than 60 projects submitted by a committee composed of Gilberto Pellizzola, Laura Barreca and Cinzia Compalati. All interventions, co-designed by the artists and the museum, will be housed in the project room according to the following schedule: Beatrice Taponecco, until Feb. 4, 2024; Zoran Grinberg, Feb. 24, 2023 - May 5, 2024; Gabriele Landi, June 16, 2024 - Sept. 29, 2024; Martina Morini, Oct. 12, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025.

The call was also positively received by some artists from other geographic areas, making mudaC an attractive center for contemporary art. Thus, the project will be completed in 2025 and 2026, with installations by the duo Grandi and Spasari, Federico Galeotti, Alice Bertolasi, Alice Bertolasi, Gianluca Sgherri, Giulia Nelli, and Wu Yueping.

Two major exhibitions will be hosted at CARMI: from Feb. 2 to May 5, 2024, the photographic exhibition by Uliano Lucas (Milan, Italy, 1942) curated by the Fosdinovo Archives of Resistance Association; from May 25, 2024 to Jan. 11, 2026, the exhibition Romana Marmora. The discovery of the Roman quarry of Fossacava curated by Stefano Genovesi and Giulia Picchi.

Uliano Lucas’ exhibition recounts sixty years of the career of the renowned photographer, whose reportages documented the most important social, political and cultural changes of the second half of the 20th century. Lucas and Italian social photography’s favorite themes will be featured in the exhibition: labor, emigration, the city and its changes, the insane asylum, portraits of intellectuals, wars around the world, the struggle for decolonization in Africa, and a special dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal. During the exhibition, meetings with the photographer and a workshop aimed at young photographers will also be held.

The exhibition Romana marmora. The Discovery of the Fossacava Quarry is dedicated to theRoman bardiglio marble quarry of Fossacava and its role within the broader and better-known phenomenon of Luna marble extraction. The site is among the very few quarries from the Roman period to have been the subject of a stratigraphic archaeological excavation; the investigations, conducted in 2015 by the Carrara Municipal Administration and the Archaeological Superintendence of Tuscany within theinside the quarry basin, have made it possible to reconstruct the history of the quarry in all its aspects, particularly with regard to the type of semi-finished products that were extracted here, the personnel who worked there and the ways in which the quarry was managed by the Roman imperial administration. Following the opening of the Fossacava site to the public - accessible from 2021 through an innovative route suitable for visitors of all ages - the exhibition intends to present its historical story to an even wider audience, giving it a regional and national prominence.

“Culture has and will have to play an increasingly central role for Carrara, which is why I am very pleased to be here today to present the entire calendar of the 2024 museum hub,” says Carrara Municipality Culture Councillor Gea Dazzi. “Our museums will have to become more and more open and dynamic spaces, in which the artistic instances of the territory can propose themselves, meet emerging artists and confront themselves with more established ones, always and in any case in the sign of research and experimenting with new balances between innovation and tradition, as befits a Unesco-branded Creative City. Vision, planning, collaboration, expertise, and attention to the many excellences of our territory are some of the key words underlying the new programming that will accompany us until 2025. We are aware that there is still much to be done but also that much has been done and the numbers for 2023 confirm this: the mudaC has gone from 717 visitors in 2022 (reopening of the museum with the new layout in June of that year) to 4,277 in 2023; while the CARMI from 1,735 to 3,462 in 2023. Not to mention Fossacava, which recorded over 10,000 admissions in the past year. Finally, to this we also add the Marble Museum, which will undergo a major restyling and then reopen with a guise marked always by absolute scientific rigor, but also more modern and in step with the times.”

“The mudaC’s programming is increasingly fitting in, also following in the wake of the planning lines of Laura Barreca, the outgoing director, whom I thank for the excellent work she has done and the understanding of intent immediately established.”, says Cinzia Compalati, director of the Carrara Museum Complex, “in a participatory planning that sees in co-design with artists the right vision to offer a contemporary museum in line with ICOM guidelines. CARMI, on the other hand, is increasingly expanding toward prestigious collaborations such as the one with the Superintendence of Lucca and Massa-Carrara and the Museum of the Resistance in Fosdinovo.”

Detailed information about all exhibitions and events will be communicated throughout the year through the following websites: and

Pictured: the MudaC in Carrara.

Carrara, presented the 2024-2025 season of exhibitions. Here is the complete program
Carrara, presented the 2024-2025 season of exhibitions. Here is the complete program

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