The Sacred in Contemporary Art. Presentation of the first catalogue


Italy – The “Don Roberto Corvini Museum of Sacred Art”, after the recent and definitive renovation completed in 2017, intends not only to enhance the precious objects in the exhibition halls but has also started projects of temporary exhibitions and high-level events.
The museum director Paolo Castrini and the parish priest Don Giampaolo Riccardi, together with a promoting committee, have created an exhibition cycle called “The Sacred in Contemporary Art”. The aim of this initiative is to attempt to re-establish a relationship at the highest level between sacred places and contemporary excellence in the controversial and difficult context of sacred art.
The first exhibition of this cycle is dedicated to Andrea Granchi (Florence, 1947), Florentine artist and teacher known for a long and qualified artistic and academic career, who has designed an exhibition itinerary with his works creating moments of effective dialogue with the treasures preserved and exhibited in the Museum.
The exhibition, which will continue until September 15, 2019, has seen the publication of an extensive catalog with testimonies and texts by Cristina Acidini President of the Academy of Arts of Drawing, Paolo Castrini Director of the Museum, Don Carlo Prezzolini architect and expert in local history, Paolo Tiezzi Masters President of the Institute for the Valorization of the Historical Abbeys of Tuscany and Andrea Granchi himself.

The catalogue, the first in the series “Il Sacro nell’Arte Contemporanea” published by the Abbey Museum and edited by Paolo Castrini, will be presented in the Sala delle Assembanze of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in via di Orsanmichele 4, Florence, on Wednesday 17 July at 5.30 pm.

 



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