Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nove100 Exhibition in Parma Worth a Trip From Anywhere

From now until the 25th of April, the lovely city of Parma in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy hosts a unique exhibition to commemorate the restoration of the Governor Palace (Il Palazzo del Governatore). The scope of this exhibition covers some of the finest work in Italy created during the 20th century in Art, Photography, Architecture, Fashion and Design. For the first time, the main holdings of the CSAC (Center of Studies and Archive of Communication) of the University of Parma will be available for viewing in various locations throughout the city. All of the locations are in the beautiful historical center of Parma and within walking distance of each other.

This exhibition contains such names as: Armani, Baj, Boetti, Burri, Castiglioni, Ceroli, Fabro, Ferrè, Fontana, Ghirri, Guttuso, Krizia, Mari, Munari, Nervi, Pistoletto, Gio Ponti, Man Ray, Schifano, Sironi, Sottsass, Valentino and Versace.

Il Palazzo del Governatore will hold both the Art and Photography exhibits. The Art exhibit displays 120 works on the Piano Nobile, while the Photography section on the second floor boasts 600 images.

The nearby San Ludovico gallery houses the Fashion exhibit, featuring 80 drawings and dresses by such luminaries as Albini and Valentino. In addition, there are accessories and magazines and books about the fashion industry. The widest collection of fashion sketches in Italy are in the CSAC collection, numbering approximately 85,000. This massive collection was amassed over thirty years of researching.

Architecture and Design is held at Scuderie della Pilotta and includes more than 200 drawings, models and objects.

Nove100 runs until April 25, 2010.

Il Palazzo del Governatore – Art and Photography
Piazza Garibaldi
Telephone: +39 0521 218929

Galleria San Ludovico - Fashion
Borgo Del Parmigiano, 2/b

Scuderie Della Pilotta – Architecture and Design
Via Bodoni, angolo Via Verdi

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