The great exhibitions of Parma will open their virtual doors on the portal parma.2020.it and on the App Parma 2020+21, to the owners of the Parma Card, with the Cultura Aperta initiative.
In fact, despite the hard period we are living from the beginning of the year, the engine of the Parma Italian capital of Culture 2020+21 doesn’t stop and, thanks to an high tech 360° immersive technology, it will be possible to move in the prestigious rooms of the Parmesan cultural places accompanied by exceptional guides like Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, Leonardo Sangiorgi, Stefano Roffi, Vittorio Sgarbi, who will tell the stories and secrets of the works exhibited during the first year of the Italian Capital of Culture.
The first virtual exhibitions are already available in the Cultura Aperta thematic section, but the list will be progressively updated until reaching over ten virtual exhibitions.
1. Hospitale – The future of memory
The biggest installation of Parma 2020, sprung out of Studio Azzurro’s imagination and narrated through the words of the curator Leonardo Sangiorgi.
2. The last romantic. Luigi Magnani the lord of the Masterpieces mansion
Stefano Roffi, art critic and director of the Magnani Rocca Foundation, takes visitors to an exhibition tribute to Luigi Magnani, musicologist-collector who loved and strongly promoted the dialogue between painting, music, literature.
3. Antelami in Parma: the work of man, the time of the Earth
The narration of art historian and art critic Arturo Carlo Quintavalle takes visitors to touch the statues of the Months and Seasons by Benedetto Antelami.
4. Ligabue and Vitaloni. Giving voice to nature
An immersive journey into Ligabue’s poetry through a comparison between his paintings and Vitaloni’s sculptures, an exhibition that investigates the animal and instinctive part of the human being.
5. Fornasetti. Theatrum Mundi
Simone Verde, Director of the Pilotta Monumental Complex and co-curator of the exhibition, together with Barnaba Fornasetti and Valeria Manzi, accompanies visitors in a path exhibition that brings together the classic forms of the Pilotta Complex with the contemporary design of Piero Fornasetti. References and suggestions give life to a true "theatre of the world", as it was intended in the sixteenth century.
6. Design! Objects, processes, experiences - Through Time
The archives of the CSAC - Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione, guardians of an immense wealth of knowledge of the designers who defined the culture of Italian design in the twentieth century, will open to tell the central themes of design. The curator and Director of CSAC Francesca Zanella will virtually accompany the public through the exhibition section set up at the Abbey of Valserena, where drawings, prototypes and objects by well-known Italian designers are kept.
To make this initiative more accessible, from December to June 30, 2021 special price for Parma Card at 5,00 euro.