Sunday 15 May at 6.00 pm, an unprecedented performance between theater and music
The "Dark Pinocchia" by Silvia Guidi and Alessio Riccio will be premiered at the Marino Marini Museum
The Florentine actress and the musician, an artistic couple in life, reinterpret three famous passages from Collodi's novel to the notes of original songs, with Carmelo Bene's legacy in mind
On this occasion it will be possible to visit the exhibition “Graphic story. The adventures of Pinocchio ”, a typographic adventure signed by designer Stefano Rovai set up
until 23 May
The Florentine actress Silvia Guidi and the musician Alessandro Riccio will be bringing for the first time to the Marino Marini Museum (piazza San Pancrazio, Florence) , a Pinocchio, or rather an unpublished and dark Pinocchia . Sunday 15 May at 6.00 pm the couple - both in art and in life - will be a guest of the space chaired by Patrizia Asproni for a performance between theater and music which, on electroacoustic pieces composed for the occasion, reinterprets three of the most famous episodes of the novel by Collodi - the dialogue with Lucignolo, the departure for Toyland and the transformation into a donkey - in a new key, the daughter of Carmelo Bene's art and the surreal and disturbing drawings of Roland Topor . An event curated by the critic Roberto Incerti , in which Guidi's chameleonic expressive and vocal skills blend with Riccio's hypnotic and powerful score (admission € 10 with reservation, info: www.museomarinomarini.it) .
The initiative will also be an opportunity to visit, in the spaces of the crypt, the installation by designer Stefano Rovai “Graphic tale. The adventures of Pinocchio ” : an explosion of words and symbols to immerse yourself in the novel that has marked the imagination of every reader ; the second most published text in the world after the Bible , in addition to the one translated into several languages. Each sentence of Collodi is transformed into a typographic adventure , into a talking illustration that starts from the suggestions of futurist poetry to take off in a divertissement between graphics and linguistics , starting with the volume “Pinocchio. Graphic tale ”, signed by Rovai himself (published by Incipit for Edizioni della Normale di Pisa and the National Institute of Renaissance Studies, 2022). The exhibition will remain open until May 23, 2022 .
The Marino Marini Museum was born from the will of Marino and Marina Marini who, at the end of the 1970s, identified the former church of San Pancrazio in Florence as the ideal place to link the donation of works that the artist, shortly before to die, he had done to the city. The renovation of the church, recovered after centuries and redesigned to a public function, was carried out by the architects Lorenzo Papi and Bruno Sacchi who were able to create an installation in the image and likeness of that fascinating world of Marino Marini, one of the most significant characters of the figurative culture of the twentieth century. The museum houses 183 works by Marino Marini: drawings, lithographs, paintings, sculptures, all exhibited to the public on the four levels of the museum. An integral part of the museum, recovered for public visits after a long restoration, is one of the wonders of the Florentine Renaissance: the Rucellai Chapel, an absolute masterpiece of the architect Leon Battista Alberti, with the Tempietto del Santo Sepolcro.
Information on the Museum and on days, times and methods of access: www.museomarinomarini.it
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