1989- 2019 In the thirty years anniversary of Campo del Sole, reviving the cultural, historical and tourist identity of the territory

On December 7th the thirtieth anniversary of Campo del Sole (Tuoro sul Trasimeno) is celebrated with a large conference that address the different aspects of this open-air museum, composed of 27 large columns and sculptures in sandstone, placed in the area of Punta Navaccia on the shore of Tuoro. Designed by Pietro Cascella with the collaboration of Mauro Berrettini and Cordelia Von den Steinen, and the scientific coordination of Enrico Crispolti, the complex includes a monumental work by Somaini: Broken stele on the theme of life and death in memory of Jutta Cuny Franz from 1986.

From techniques to style. Iron and bronze sculptures from the second half of the 20th century

On Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019 (from 10.00 to 18.00) and on Wednesday the 4th of December 2019 (from 9.00 to 17.00), at the
Pistoia Musei Foundation (Palazzo Buontalenti, via de ‘Rossi 7, Pistoia), will take place the conference From techniques to style. Iron and bronze sculptures from the second half of the 20th century. The conference is organized by the Marino Marini Foundation, based on a scientific project by Barbara Cinelli (Roma Tre University), in collaboration with Stefania Agnoletti (Opificio delle Pietre Dure) and Luciano Pensabene Buemi (Peggy Guggenheim Collection).

Among the speakers, there will be also Luisa Somaini, Veronica Collina and Emanuele Greco, who will talk about the recent discovery in the collection of the Metropolitan City of Florence of a sculpture by Francesco Somaini: Sphinx of Manhattan, 1974, bronze in a nickel bath. The work, purchase-prize of the Carmine Foundation at the Florence Fiorino Prize of 1975, is part of the series of the “Carnification of an architecture”.

For more information about the program and how to participate: fmarini.eventi@gmail.com – (+39) 057330285

In the picture: Sphinx of Manhattan of the Archive Francesco Somaini.

Baran Ciagà. Architect. Communion between arts

The exhibition traces the architect’s career (Istanbul 1934) and the main collaborations with artists. On display are two drawings by Somaini, a design drawing that reproduces the work of Somaini Big broken stele on the theme of life and death (1985-1988), photographic documentation of [Great bas-relief] The storm, (1991-1992), resin, 204x360x35,5 cm, and of Multiple Stele on the birth of the landscape of Lecco, Competition of ideas of 1992.

Bergamo, former University of Città Alta

14 – 29 December

I segni del sacro, le impronte del reale

From 11 December 2019 to 29 February 2020 there will be at the Vatican Museums (Braccio di Carlo Magno) the exhibition I segni del sacro, le impronte del reale. La grafica del Novecento nella Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea dei Musei Vaticani, curated by Francesca Boschetti

Somaini will be present with two works of the Vatican collection: Bozzetto per croce absidale bifronte, 1964, bronze and  Studio di croce, 1965, ink on paper.

Spoleto, Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts – Carandente Museum

On the occasion of the Festival of the Two Worlds, the director Marco Tonelli inaugurates the new layout of the contemporary art collection of “Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts – Carandente Museum”, including the new acquisitions and donations. Starting point of the collection will be the strong presence of modern art in the city of Spoleto.  Thematic rooms have been dedicated to this topic, starting from the exhibition of 1962 “Sculptures in the City”, going through the various editions of the “Premio Spoleto” (1953-1968), with works by Pascali, Ceroli, Uncini, Moreni, Turcato, Morlotti, Vacchi, together with the Group of 6. Among the acquisitions, there is a work by Somaini, granted on deposit by the artist’s heirs: Proposal for a monument (II series), 1961, bronze in a silver bath. This is the scale model of the great iron sculpture exhibited in Spoleto in 1962, today in the Mumok collection (Museum Moderner Kunst Foundation Ludwig) in Vienna.

Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts – Carandente Museum, piazza Collicola 1, 06049 Spoleto (PG)
Vernissage: 29 June 2019, 11.00 am