Ceramic Sculpture during the age of Adolfo Wildt – The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy
29th January – 17th June 2012
The exhibition “Adolfo Wildt. L’anima e le forme tra Michelangelo e Klimt” (28th January – 17th June 2012) curated by Paola Mola, Fernando Mazzocca and Antonio Paolucci, with the scientific coordination by Gianfranco Brunelli, at the Musei di san Domenico in Forlì, highlights the extraordinary creativity of one of the greatest master of the modern sculpture. Wildt (1868 – 1931) was a great artist, self-educated and talented who represented a disputed figure inside the national artistic world: he was venerated from persons who understood his geniality and detested from persons who considered his creations opposing the harmony of the shapes and too linked to the Nordic Decadentism.
The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, jointly working with the Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì manager of the event, proposes an exhibition “Ceramic Sculpture during the time of Adolfo Wildt” (28th January – 17th June 2012) curated by Claudia Casali, displayed inside the 20th century collection in order to emphasize the artists who had contacts and relations with Wildt, such as the scholars Fausto Melotti and Lucio Fontana, or others who shared the same extraordinary contemporary artistic experience such as Domenico Rambelli, Galileo Chini, Achille Calzi, Francesco Nonni, Domenico Baccarini, Arturo Martini and Duilio Cambellotti. In the same context the exhibition offers examples of apparent opposite artistic personalities represented by the Futurist movement concretized in the ceramic experience in Faenza (1928-29) and Albisola (from 1929 on).
MIC proposes a “visit inside the visit” made up of 15 artistic steps, that may be integrated by the visit of the exhibition in Forlì, or that may be independent and testify an excellent section of the Italian art around 1931, date of Wildt’s death.
Curator: Claudia Casali
Guided tours and didactic laboratories:
On the occasion, the didactic laboratory of the MIC will arrange activities to introduce students into the artistic ceramic experience of the 20th century. For information call 0039(0) 5546 697311 – firstname.lastname@example.org
– To Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì, for enclosing the event of the MIC inside the project devoted to Wildt
– To Ediemme and Mr. Giovanni Mirulla for the realization of the catalogue of the exhibition
Fares: reduced ticket 5 euro (showing the ticket of the Forlì exhibition «Adolfo Wildt. L’anima e la forma tra Michelangelo e Klimt» di Forlì), full fare 8 euro.
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza – Fondazione
Viale Baccarini 19 48018 Faenza (Ra)
0546 697311, 0546 697308, email@example.com, www.micfaenza.org
Contact: Stefania Mazzotti, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 0339 1228409
Above: Francesco Nonni (1885-1976), “A pair of girls”, 1925, earthenware. Private Collection.