Wunderkammer - Exhibition projects

ilflautomagico_castelvecchio_img2016 Edition 

Museo di Castelvecchio

curated by Andrea Bruciati
in collaboration with Ketty Bertolaso, Margherita Bolla, Alba Di Lieto
14 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Preview 14 October, 7.00 pm

A tribute to the Castelvecchio Museum and its precious collections of 16 of the most representative Italian collectors: Valentino Barbierato (Padova), Giammarino Battistella (Monteforte D’Alpone, VR), Diego Bergamaschi(Bergamo), Giuseppe Casarotto (Bergamo), Antonio Coppola (Vicenza), Roberto Cortellazzo (Treviso), Giancarlo Danieli (Vicenza), Mauro De Iorio (Trento), Giorgio Fasol (Verona), Michele Furlanetto (Treviso), Dionisio Gavagnin(Roncade, TV), Marco Ghigi (Bologna), Stefano Isoli (Legnago, VR), Lorenzo Lomonaco (Verona), Giovanni Milesi(Bergamo), Vincenzo Penta (Milano). Artists: Gianni Caravaggio/Rocca San Giovanni, 1968; Loris Cecchini/Milano, 1969; Tony Cragg/Liverpool, 1949; Nathalie Djurberg/Lysekil, 1978; Marlene Dumas/Città del Capo, 1953; Jimmie Durham/Washington, 1940; Hans-Peter Feldmann/Düsseldorf, 1941; Giorgio Griffa/Torino, 1936; Hannah James/Nottingham, 1985; Oliver Laric/Innsbruck, 1981; Elad Lassry/Tel Aviv, 1977; Fausto Melotti/Rovereto, 1901-1986; Vik Muniz/San Paolo, 1961;Pietro Roccasalva/Modica, 1970; Arcangelo Sassolino/Vicenza, 1967; Xavier Veilhan/Lione, 1963.

Free from temptations of pedantic philological reconstruction, the display project conceived for Castelvecchio Museum sees The Magic Flute as a source of a rich history of perceptions and experiences, made artistically tangible in the various media of the works on show, taken from the major Italian collections.

Die Zauberflöte, an extraordinarily evocative work, due to its having identified existential themes which have always been common to western man, becomes the magic piper capable of guiding new creative inspirations. This work by Mozart was being born while the restless dissatisfactions of Lessing and Sturm und Drang focused on the definitive crisis of Voltairian reason. Notes and libretto clearly take possession of the doubts and diversions into irrationality, and the return of The Magic Flute to the centre of attention is fully justifiable, when the usual parameters of rationalisation seem incapable of settling a management of reality. The Magic Flute declares, in this sense, the contradictions of a culture founded, like that of Mozart, on the duality of illuminist thought and the philosophical structure of Kant, which revealed the elements of an opening towards the irrational and to the more enigmatic side of reality.

A display project considered as a selective moment of complex thought on the new visual scenarios, in which the contamination between social taste and intellectual tension is a cogent datum of artistic elaboration and not a consolidated condition. Every work presented will act as utopic reagent, where the absolute romantic runs aground and humanly fails. A challenge and an inner battle against the very concept of creation, which will stimulate a seductive and emotionally charged exhibition, aimed at investigating the dark side of our contemporaneity, through the work of the Great Masters.

With this project, ArtVerona proceeds in its vocation as a place for the ascertainment and analysis of the facts of art, in continuous polarity between current phenomena and historical and contemporary research.

14 October 2016 /
8 January 2017
Museo di Castelvecchio

Corso Castelvecchio 2, Verona

Opening times

1.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
from Tuesday to Sunday
8.30 a.m.– 7.30 p.m.

The ticket office closes at
6.45 p.m.

ph 00 39 045 8062611