15 January 2016
VICAR OF CHRIST between Faith and history
REAL CHURCH OF SUPERGA - HALL OF POPES
TRAVELING EXHIBITION CONFERENCE
with the presence of the painter Giovanni Gasparro, author of works on display
Under the patronage of:
Camera dei Deputati
Provincia di Cuneo
City of Turin
Friday, January 15, 2016, 21:00
Prof. Roberto de Mattei, Professor of History and President of Foundation Lepanto
The role of the Popes in the decisive moments of history
Dr. Cristina Siccardi, Historic Church and biographer
Leo XIII and Pius X: two ways to deal with the modern thought
Moderator Dr. Ezio Ercole, Vice-President of the Journalists Association of Piedmont
Saturday, January 16, 10:00 am
Adv. Roberta Mania
Gregory XVI and King Charles Albert: the Catholic Monarchy
Dr. Franca Giusti, Journalist
The vote and the spirituality of the Pope in his public action
Prof. Claudio Cardellini, professor of anatomy and forensic
Happy V: the sanctity of an anti-
13:00 Lunch Break
Dr. Paul Deotto, Director of "Rescue Christian"
Pius XII: the light of the Faith in the darkness of war
Dr. Charles Manetti, jurist and expert in international relations
The Popes and Islam
Sunday 17, 10:00 am Holy Mass
Hall of the City District 1, via Bellezia No. 19/121:00
Dr. Charles Manetti, Ecumenism and international importance of the Papacy
Dr. Cristina Siccard, iSt. Pius V: The Pope subalpine
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12 November 2015
GIOVANNI GASPARRO versus MATTIA PRETI
Cosenza, NATIONAL GALLERY OF PALAZZO ARNONE
curated by Fabio De Chirico
vernissage on November 12 17:00 h
from 13 November to 13 December 2015
Scientific coordination: Nella Mari (Directon of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Arnone)
Texts by: Dr. Fabio De Chirico (MIBACT - DG Architecture and Contemporary Art), Dr. ssa Tosini Simona Pizzetti, Bishop Daniel Estivill (former professor of iconography and iconology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome), Dr. Angelo Loda (Superintendent Brescia - Cremona - Mantova), Drs. Sandro Debono (Senior Curator of the National Museum of Fine Arts - Heritage Malta).
Promoted by the Region of Calabria and the Regional Secretariat MiBACT for Calabria with the scientific coordination of the Museums of Calabria, the National Gallery of Cosenza and the Superintendence for Fine Arts and Landscape of Calabria, the exhibition Giovanni Gasparro versus Mattia Preti it was conceived in during the celebrations for the fourth centenary of the birth of Mattia Preti, artist among the most significant and emblematic of Italian and European seventeenth century.The exhibition, curated by Fabio De Chirico, proposes the intense dialogue of the cycle of paintings by Giovanni Gasparro, young artist from Puglia, compared to themes and stylistic debts, but proposing a figure quite contemporary, with the extraordinary works of Mattia Priests kept in the permanent collection and the collection of Bank Carime the National Gallery of Cosenza. Deep knowledge of past masters, Gasparro captures beauty, secrets and making them their own greatness in a re-reading the original that combines tradition and new figuration and that in an ongoing experiment material and technical virtuosity flows into allowing him to bring back to life also ' use, now obsolete, oil on mirror. The exhibition, which in addition to the paintings directly inspired by Mattia Preti consists of further work by the artist, born in particular with the aim of developing a channel comparison between instances of contemporary painting and the expressive values and content of the paintings of Cavalier Calabrese , it made possible thanks to a range of works and use an intriguing and complex exhibition set up in the museum. Giovanni Gasparro inferred values color and light as well as subjects, of their works by Mattia Preti, representing them on a singular reinterpretation adherent to contemporary sensibility.The works on display are made all 2009-2015. Centerpiece of the exhibition is the painting Torculus Christi. Mystic press with St. Gabriel dell'Addolorata and St. Gemma Galgani inspired by Crucifix with Saints Francis of Assisi and Bruno Mattia, painting of Mattia Preti. The work proposes the ancient iconography of Torculus Christi, typically late-medieval, falling gradually into disuse in the Renaissance tradition of painting and modern. The person identified as figurative reflection in devotional, Jesus shows the regent weighted cross from the press of the press while oozing blood profusely, riversandolo in a wooden vat full of grapes, which refers to the symbolism of the Eucharistic wine as the Blood of Christ poured out for the men . The composition is derived from the writings of the Old Testament "I have trodden the winepress alone, and of my people, no one was with me. I crushed them with disdain, trampled them in anger. Their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I stained all the clothes "(Isaiah 63.3) and in the New Testament from the Gospel of John in which Christ identifies himself with the vine" I am the true vine and my Father is the winegrower "(John 15.1). In addition to religious subjects different works profane theme, especially great-hour of trial inspired by two paintings depicting Hercules freeing Theseus and Hercules freeing Prometheus corpus pretiano Gallery of Cosenza. Very impressive series of painted mirrors, including St. Veronica inspired by the work of the same subject of the collection Carime of Cosenza, in which the user enters physically in the painting with his own reflection, remembering the great baroque decoration of mirrors and Carlo Maratta Mario de 'Fiori in the Galleria Colonna in Rome, in a timeless dialogue near the cubist and futuristic visions of the first half of the twentieth century.
Organizational coordination and administrative:
Patrizia Barbuscio, Victoria Mallemace, Mallemace Maria, Katia Mancuso
Safety coordination and logistics Domenico Bloise
Texts: Nella Mari, Patrizia Carravetta, Melissa Acquesta, Gemma-Anais Prince
Organizing secretary Angela Gabriel, Brunella Macchione, Antonella Winner, Michella Aquino, Eugenio Provenzano
Preparation: Alba Nude, Gennaro Bellizzi, Domenico Visciglia, Egidio Perna, Giuseppe Chiappetta, GiannaCiriaco, Anna Maria Lanzino, Aldo Retek, Anna Spadafora, Venancio Esposito Corigliano, Francesco Federico, Francesco Manella
Educational services and relationships with schools and universities: Domenico Belcastro, Francarosa Negroni
Coordination security service and reception: Dominico Belcastro, Massimo Saturday
Press office: Silvio Rubens Vivone, Patrizia Carravetta
Graphic processing: Gemma-Anais Prince
Supports explanatory: Publiepa LTD Cosenza
Exhibition facilities:Publiepa LTD Cosenza
Mario Oliviero, President
PasqualeAnastasi, direttore generale Dipartimento Cultura
Armando Pagliaro, executive Cultural Sector
Regional Secretariat MiBACT for Calabria: Salvatore Patamia Director
Museums of Calabria: Angela Tecce, Director
Superintendency Fine Artsand Landscape of Calabria Margherita Eichberg, superintendent
We thank the staff at the service of vigilance andreception and staff all the MuseumsCalabria and the National Gallery of Cosenza
3 November 2015
GIOVANNI GASPARRO: PERCORSO ARTISTICO E PROBLEMATICHE
TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2015
ADELFIA / Chiesa San Nicola di Bari / ore 19,00
Iconographic presentation by
Dott.ssa CLARA GELAO
Director of Pinacoteca “C. Giaquinto” of Bari
Dr. FRANCESCA PIETROFORTE, Responsible for Culture Metropolitan City of Bari
Adv. VITO ANTONIO ANTONACCI, Mayor of Adelfia
Dr. FRANCESCO FERRANTE, Head of Culture
He'll be there
16 October 2015
ARTVERONA 2015 Art Project Fair
16 / 19 october 2014
Galleria Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea (MILANO)
Padiglione 12 - Stand L8
19 September 2015
65° Rassegna Internazionale d'Arte Premio G.B. Salvi
ARTIFICIO TRA FIGURAZIONE E ASTRAZIONE
Palazzo degli Scalzi
Palazzo della Pretura
Chiesa di San Giuseppe
19 settembre - 1° novembre 2015
a cura di Nunzio Giustozzi e Daniela Simoni
Vernissage, 19 settembre 2015, ore 17:30
giovedì, venerdì 17:00 - 19:00
sabato, domenica e festivi 16:00 - 19:00
Per gruppi visite su prenotazione
Interpretando lo spirito con cui è stato costituito nel 1951 il Premio Salvi di Sassoferrato, la sessantacinquesima edizione della Rassegna Internazionale d’Arte intitolata “Artificio: tra figurazione e astrazione”, curata da Nunzio Giustozzi e Daniela Simoni, si propone come un articolato ma coerente percorso nelle arti visive dalle purissime creazioni di Giovan Battista Salvi detto il Sassoferrato alle molteplici espressioni del contemporaneo, passando attraverso il serrato dialogo novecentesco tra realismo e antinaturalismo. Nello storico Palazzo degli Scalzi, sede della Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea MAM’S, sono le mostre Omaggio a Nino Ricci, artista maceratese la cui ricerca grafica e pittorica si svolge da decenni sulle potenzialità liriche del colore e della geometria, e La natura morta del Novecento nelle collezioni marchigiane che propone opere di trentasei autori, in parte marchigiani, come Bartolini, Licini, Ciarrocchi, Giacomelli, Monachesi, altri attivi nelle Marche come Caffè, Castellani, Pende; altri ancora, quali Cascella, Funi, Gentilini, Morandi, Mǔsič, Severini, Schifano figurano nell’esposizione come espressione del gusto e delle scelte dei collezionisti. Nel Palazzo della Pretura è allestita la sezione Tendenze del Contemporaneo, che comprende i colti, ricercati assemblage di Grazia Cicchinè e le affascinanti sedimentazioni scultoree di Paolo Delle Monache, le impeccabili riflessioni grafiche e pittoriche di Roberto De Santis e la terribilità materica e semantica delle iconografie di Giovanni Gasparro (che espone nella chiesa di San Giuseppe), lo studio della sintesi della forma di Ciro Maddaluno e i minuziosi, rigorosi fogli con disegni e calcografie di Sandro Pazzi, le preziose macchine pittoriche di Piero Principi, i totemici palinsesti segnici di Paolo Sistilli e gli “oggetti celesti” di Fabio Zeppa. Dalla performance all’installazione, dalla video arte ai libri d’artista, dalla fotografia alla grafica, dalla pittura alla scultura, dalla figurazione all’astrazione: i diciotto autori in concorso sono connotati dalla coerenza della loro ricerca e dall’originalità della cifra espressiva. Sono inoltre esposte le serie fotografiche di Claudia Gori, vincitrice del V Portfolio dello Strega (FacePhotoNews 2014), tappa del circuito nazionale Portfolio Italia, come Fulvia Menghi, autore dell’anno della Regione Marche 2014.
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25 July 2015
PREMIO PIO ALFERANO 2015
MANI E PAPI
25 July-31 August 2015
Curated by Camillo Langone
Artistic Director: Vittorio Sgarbi
Prize winner Pio Alferano 2014 with the work Quum memoranda (Portrait of the Servant of God, Pope Pius VII), Giovanni Gasparro back in Castellabate for his first solo exhibition in Campania, curated by writer, journalist and art critic Camillo Langone .
During the evening, hosted by journalist Nicola Porro, will receive the award Pio Alferano 2015 Roger Abravanel, columnist and essayist, Giampaolo Cagnin, art collector, Roberto Conforti, General of Police, Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly , in Maurizio Gambini, Mayor of Urbino, Fulvio Pierangelini, chef symbol of Mediterranean cuisine, Pierluigi Pizzi, director and stage designer, Fabio Roversi Monaco jurist and academic and Edoardo Winspeare, director and actor. Will be inaugurated also the art exhibitions curated by Santino Carta, Camillo Langone and Vittorio Sgarbi.
Vernissage and award ceremony on July 25 at 21:00
Hours 9:30 to 12:30 / 18:30-00:00
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With the support of:
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Ministry of Arts and Culture and Tourism
City of Castellabate
Foundation Pio Alferano and Virginia Ippolito
19 June 2015
EXPO MILAN 2015
EXPO CONTEMPORARY ART
Varedo (MB), Villa Bagatti Valsecchi
19 June to 31 October 2015
Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Vernissage 19 June, 18:00
From June 20 the exhibition will be open during the following hours of opening: daily from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm without interruption.
25 February 2015
ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS
curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
Washington (USA), The Wooman's National Democratic Club
February 25 / August 25, 2015 (SHOWS CANCELED)
The painting "Feast in the house of Levi", on display in Washington in a group show curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi with the supervision of Catania Art Gallery.
12 January 2015
GASPARRO WINS THE EXCELLENT PAINTERS PRIZE - BRAZZALE
The painting "Quum memoranda", winner of the Prize of the Foundation Pio Alferano in 2014, he also won the First Prize Eccellenti Pittori - Brazzale as the most beautiful painting Italian painting in the last twelve months.The jury composed by entrepreneur Giancarlo Aneri, by writer Camilla Baresani, the artistic director of Jazz Novara Corrado Bedlì, by the philosopher Stephen Bonaga, architect Pier Carlo Bontempi, by entrepreneur Roberto Brazzale, entrepreneur Tonino Cacace, by journalist and writer Eduardo Camurri, the songwriter Chiara Civello, by writer Giuseppe Culicchia, the entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren, journalist and writer Camillo Langone, entrepreneur Guido Martinetti, by writer and editor Richard Millet, writer Prize Stega 2011 Edoardo Nesi, from Thomas Pandolfo-Fanchin, by journalist Nicola Porro, publisher Franco Maria Ricci, the philosopher Roger Scruton, declared winner Gasparro with the painting depicting the Servant of God Pope Pius VII Chiaramonti, driven into exile in France by Napoleon's troops, following the emanation of the apostolic Brief "Quum memoranda" of June 10, 1809, from which is derived the title of the work of the painter. With this document, the Roman pontiff, excommunicated bravely Bonaparte and affiliates to his bloody regime. The pontiff is shown in chains with an ivory Crucifix in his arms and the Bull "Ecclesiam to Jesu Christo" of September 13, 1821 by which the Pope condemned unequivocally all secret societies, primarily carboneria and freemasonry. Among the papers also an image of the Virgin Mary venerated with the title of Mary Help of Christians (Auxilium christianorum), that thanks to Pius VII had spread throughout the Catholic world.
10 November 2014
"CASTI CONNUBII" ON SHOW IN HOUSTON, THE WOODLANDS AND MEXICO CITY
BIOETHICS ART COMPETITION 2013 - UNESCO
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
29 August 2014
THE WOODLANDS (Texas)
6 SEptember 2014
Multicultural and Religion Conference
10/13 November 2014
The painting "Casti Connubii", winner of the 2013 Art Competition of the Chair of Bioethics Bioethics and Human Rights of UNESCO, after the world premiere in Hong Kong at the headquarters of the Baptist University, in conjunction with the meeting of the Third Workshop and Conference International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion, will be exhibited at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and The Woodlands in Texas. A Novenber the work of Gasparro will make a stop in Mexico City, in the prestigious Anahuac University, for Multicultural and Religion Conference.
In the following months are planned exhibitions in Europe and the U.S.
The contents of the work:
This work of art "Casti connubii" refers to Pope Pius XI's encyclical of the same name, which sanctions the respect for human life and recognizes abortion as a deep violation of future generations' rights and dignity, following eugenist ideology.
The painting shows an infant held by many adult hands, representing the protective hold of science on future generations.
They are seen as an aid to life, not as an instrument keen to deny it.
This noble prerogative of new bio-medical sciences remains the objective all social and religious diversities should aspire to.
Eugenetic theories introduce an arbitrary factor in the definition of man.
Science is forced to oppose theories which favour the selection of a human being over another: to structure a new man based on organic or psychological components is highly alienating.
Pius XII adopted a strong position against eugenism and anti-Semitism in 1940.
In a Holy Office decree, he answered the question: "Can killing someone with physical or mental defects, and who cannot be of any service to the country, but is a burden be legalised?"
The decree stated: "No, as it is against natural laws and God's teachings".
Pius XII clarified that eugenism is first of all against natural laws, then against rational laws shared by all cultures, in support of this belief with regard to the message of the Holy Scriptures.