On the occasion of the XXI Week of Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut present the ‘Dante Plus 700. Beirut edition‘ project, an exhibition of 28 unconventional portraits of Dante Alighieri, realized by Italian artists active in the fields of design, graphics, comics, street-art, and graphic novel.
The exhibition is a selection of works from ‘Uno, nessuno e 150 volti‘, a gallery of portraits exhibited at the Oriani Library in Ravenna in July 2021. Portraits are realizes by known artists as, amongst others, Blub, Madkine, Milo Manara, Alessandro Pautasso, Enrico Rambaldi, Van Orton Design. The exhibition is visible in the entry courtyard of the Faculty of Letters of the Lebanese University at New Rawda (Beirut), and open to the public until 17 December 2021.
On October 20, the Institute will present also the unveiling of ‘On the Other Side of Time‘, a public art installation by Lebanese architect and artist Nayla Romanos Iliya, which draws its inspiration from Dante’s Divine Comedy and was specifically created for the square adjacent to St. Elias church in Kantari. The installation echoes the poem’s theme and structure, narrating Dante’s travels through hell, purgatory and paradise.
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