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Baroque and Neo-Baroque, first edition of the design Festival on the Baroque in Ragusa
24 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
Baroque and Neo-Baroque is the zero edition of a “design festival” that aims to make the culture of design and business culture dialogue, in the context of the Baroque scenography of the City of Ragusa, the fulcrum of the eighteenth-century rebirth of the Val di Noto.
The festival, scheduled from 24 to 26 September, offers the opportunity to discuss the expressions of “neo-baroque” design, intended as a contemporary interpretation of that baroque aesthetic that has happily marked the history of the Hyblean territory and which is still a constant formal common to some cultural trends of our time.
In addition to a program of meetings and specialist insights for professionals, the festival stages site-specific art installations and exhibits the results of the research work of Academies and Universities, unfolding in different and prestigious locations, in a path of crossing the spaces of the city of Ragusa.
One of the main artistic sites that will host the installations will be Palazzo Cosentini, a typical example of Sicilian Baroque of the 1700s and one of the oldest Baroque buildings in the city of Ragusa. Here the creations of the designers will be exhibited, including Roberto Semprini, Elena Salmistraro and Stella Orlandino.
Another location is Palazzo della Cancelleria, also known as Palazzo Nicastro and located in the oldest part of Ragusa. It is a magnificent example of refined Baroque
Visits to the installations are free and remain open to the public for one month.
Friday 24th September
Cosentini Palace Corso Giuseppe Mazzini
h 16:00 Greetings
h 16:30 Baroque & Neobarocco, with Luciano Galimberti, president of the ADI association for industrial design
5:15 pm Baroque and Val di Noto, with Marco Rosario Nobile, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Palermo
h 18:00 Contemporary design in Sicily, with Vincenzo Castellana, architect / designer
h 19:00 Inauguration of the exhibition and cocktail
8.00 pm Gala dinner (by invitation), at Relais Antica Badia, Corso Italia 115
Saturday 25th September
Cosentini Palace, Corso Giuseppe Mazzini
h 16:00 My Baroque, with Matteo Mauro
h 16:30 Neo-Baroque design in fashion, with Larò, Loredana Gurrieri, Fabrizio Minardi, Muia Parapini, Loredana Roccasalva, Federico Cannata, Patricio Parada
h 17:30 Haute couture, with Roberto Liberti, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
h 18:00 The neo-baroque in artistic anatomy and sculpture, with Angela Nocentini, Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Academy of Fine Arts of Florence
h 18:30 Wallpaper and neo-baroque colors, with Roberto Semprini, Brera Academy of Fine Arts
h 19:30 Visit of the exhibition and cocktail at Palazzo La Rocca, via Capitano Bocchieri
h 20:00 Neo-Baroque dinners (various locations)
Sunday 26th September
Donnafugata Theater, Via Pietro Novelli 5
h 10:30 The Baroque and illusions: actuality of a seventeenth-century visual culture, with Andrea Rabbito, University of Enna “Kore”
11:30 am The Sicilian Baroque in cinema, with Vito Zagarrio, director, historian and film critic
h 20:00 neo-baroque dinners (various locations)
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