The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid is taking part in the Fundación Mapfre exhibition ‘Morandi. Resonancia infinita‘ (until 9 January at the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid), by organizing two round table discussions, which will be held at the Institute’s headquarters on 13 and 14 December. A retrospective look at the work of Giorgio Morandi, one of the most significant and unclassifiable artists in the history of 20th century art.
Schedule of meetings:
- 13 December – Morandi e il quotidiano (Morandi and the Everyday)
Daniela Ferrari and Alessia Masi will be discussing the most domestic and familial dimensions of the figure of Giorgio Morandi. Through a number of photographic portraits, a rich selection of photos of his studio, his home and other important documents, the aim is to explore lesser-known aspects of his personality, paying particular attention to the context in which the artist worked, in order to offer a complete vision of Morandi as a person, one that is necessary to fully understand his artistic practice.
- December 14 – Morandi e il contemporaneo (Morandi and the Contemporary)
A conversation with Carlo Benvenuto, Dis Berlin and Andrea Facco, three of the contemporary artists invited to participate in the exhibition ‘Morandi. Resonancia infinita’. This conversation, which will be moderated by Daniela Ferrari and Alessia Masi, will allow us to get to the heart of their poetics and will offer the public a particular interpretation of the Bolognese artist’s work, filtered through their eyes and their sensitivity as artists in the present, thus revealing the modern relevance of Morandi’s art, a ‘timeless’ artist.
The conferences will be in Italian with simultaneous translation.