Sicily, here are the exhibitions not to be missed on August 15th

From the Palazzo Valle in Catania to the Convitto delle Arti in Noto, from the former Convent of S. Francesco d’Assisi to the Palazzo della Soprintendenza in Syracuse, the Sicilian Ferragosto offers art lovers numerous opportunities to visit some of the most important exhibitions.

Leonardo Da Vinci – The faces of a genius” in Catania
The Palazzo Valle of Catania hosts “Leonardo Da Vinci – The faces of a genius”. Audio-visual installations, realistic reconstructions, applications of mixed and augmented reality, infographics, replicas of Leonardo’s manuscripts and surprising technological applications will accompany visitors to the discovery of the genius.
“Leonardo Da Vinci – The faces of a genius” is a project by Christian Gálvez. The exhibition is divided into five thematic areas: “The Renaissance of Leonardo”, “A universal heritage”, “The Last Supper”, “The mirror of the soul”, “Leonardo da Vinci: face to face”. The exhibition will be open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 20.00 (last ticket at 19.00) and Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 22.00 (last ticket at 21.00).

“The Impossible is Noto”
Futurism, Cubism, Metaphysics, Dada, Surrealism, these are the main revolutionary movements of the twentieth century, the prestigious exhibition entitled “The Impossible is Known” curated by Giancarlo Carpi and Giuseppe Stagnitta, produced by Sicilia Musei, shows the main artists of these movements that always experienced going in search of the unheard of and what until then had been considered “impossible” in art. The exhibition, consisting of over 100 works, from foundations, archives and important private collections, is hosted at the Convitto delle Arti di Noto and is open daily from 10 to 24. The exhibition is divided into 10 stages: the invention of movement in photography, writing and painting, Futurism and Cubism, Metaphysics and Dada between Europe and Italy, Surrealism, Futurism in the thirties; between dream and cosmos, Abstraction and lyrical Abstraction, Mirò and Depero, Abstraction and matter, Dali extravagance, focus on the future.

In Syracuse exhibited the “Crucifixion of St. Andrew” by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Spier London collection (formerly collection Back Vega)
The prestigious premises of the Palace of the Superintendence of Syracuse host “Caravaggio. For a Crucifixion of Sant’Andrea”. The exhibition is curated by Pierluigi Carofano and Nicola Barbatelli and is a real “Caravaggio experience” that sees at the center of the exhibition project the “Crucifixion of St. Andrew” by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Spier London collection (formerly collection Back Vega). The work, owned by a private fund, was exhibited at the Cleveland Museum in 2017 on the occasion of the restoration of the other version of the “Crucifixion of St. Andrew” owned by the American Museum. On that occasion, it was possible to compare the two works among the leading scholars in the world of Caravaggio. Within the exhibition space, thanks to the collaboration of the Polo Museale di Messina for the cultural sites, two works by Mario Minniti, a great friend of Caravaggio, who hosted in his Sicilian period: “Miracle of the widow of Naim” and “Magdalene at the foot of the cross. The exhibition is open every day from 10 to 21.

100 sculptures by the greatest international artists at “Ciclopica”.
The former Convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Syracuse houses “Ciclopica”. The exhibition, curated by Vincenzo Sanfo, offers a great overview of the concept of sculpture over almost two centuries, from the end of 800 to the present day.
The exhibition begins with three examples that enclose the guidelines of “Cyclopic”: a head of Buddha stone of the sixteenth century from China, a Hellenistic sculpture and a group of ancient African sculptures used as ritual masks. This symbolizes the three directions of international culture, namely Africa, Asia and Europe. In addition to a geographical itinerary, with artists from all over the world, from the United States to China, from South-East Asia to Africa, from Europe to Canada and finally to South America, the exhibition has among its peculiarities the objective of representing the variety of materials used by artists. In the rooms of the former Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, not only are works of marble and bronze exhibited, but there are also masterpieces made with unusual materials, such as paper, terracotta, polyurethane, plastic and fiberglass, to signify the richness of the artistic inspiration of contemporary art and the many possibilities that are offered today to the artists of our time. The exhibition is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.


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