Rassegna culturale multiarte "Sotto traccia"

Dal 03/09/2022 al 18/09/2022 – Ex Lanificio Carotti – P.zza Cristoforo Giorgiani 3, Fermignano (PU)

On Saturday, Sept. 3th, 2022 at 5 p.m. in Fermignano at the premises of the former Lanificio Carotti will be inaugurated the cultural review “Under Track” to be held from Sept. 3th to 18th, 2022 by the former LanificioCarotti Foundation.

Speakers will include:
Giovanni Pagliardini, Head of the
former Carotti Woolen Mill facility.
Daniele Vimini, Councillor for Beauty of the City of Pesaro and Deputy Mayor
Francesco Acquaroli, President of the
Marche region
Emanuele Feduzi, Mayor of Fermignano
Marta Bruscaglia and Christian Cassar, curators of the exhibition “Horizon Passing.”
Silvano Bacciardi, Artistic Director Former Carotti Woolen Mill Foundation

The activities of the former Lanificio Carotti, after the long pause due to the epidemic, resumed with an articulated initiative that developed into various artistic events related to the figure and works of Urbino engraver Renato Bruscaglia, whose birth centenary was celebrated last year. The review will take place in the evocative premises of the former Lanificio Carotti, admirably recovered through the initiative of Giovanni Pagliardini, and in addition to the events noted below will include the possibility of viewing for the first time a new area, affected by interventions dating back to approximately the mid-20th century.

The exhibition “Horizon Passing,” curated by Christian Cassar and Marta Bruscaglia under the patronage of the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino, aims to retrace the traces imprinted by Bruscaglia’s poetics, the intimate relationship with the territory and the transmission of the graphic expression that translates it to new generations. An exhibition of twenty-four engravings by the Master, mainly related to the last thirty years of his activity, 1970 – 1999, from which clearly emerges that essential poetics, that stylistic rigor, that ideal tension that Bruscaglia succeeds, in his many years of teaching, in transmitting, intact and perfectly mediated by an admirable technical expertise, to his students Christian Cassar and Paolo Fraternali. Both teachers at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, respectively, chose to entrust the contents of their personal worldview to the matrix and then to printed paper, and are exhibiting 12 large-format etchings on this occasion in celebration of their teacher’s just-occurred centennial.

Around this initiative it will be possible to appreciate a series of ad hoc interventions including “Tracce contemporanee”: under the direction of Silvano Bacciardi, artists Fulvia Amati, Paola Mariani and Massimiliano Patrignani with three projects of photography, graphics and sculpture investigate the possible dialogue with the figure of the Maestro and the Urbino school of engraving.

Closely linked to the environment and the cultural period in which Bruscaglia operates is the figure of a famous Urbino – Paolo Volponi – to whom the play “Un memoriale” by Giorgio Donini and Francesco Calcagnini, dramaturgy by Rossano Baronciani, is dedicated, which investigates the impossible country/factory relationship by bringing back the drama and neurosis of forced modernity in 1950s Italy.

The event opens on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. with the opening of the exhibitions “Horizon Passing” and “Contemporary Traces,” which can be visited throughout the exhibition period, and continues with a short reading of passages by Renato Bruscaglia and Paolo Volponi by Giorgio Donini and Paolo Brandi.

On Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m., the plaquette “The Breathing Horizon,” published by the Italic Association in a limited edition in 2021 on the occasion of the centennial celebrations and containing original engravings by Renato Bruscaglia, Christian Cassar, Paolo Fraternali and Mattia Caruso, will be presented by Riccardo Bucella. Fact sheets are made available for each of the initiatives.

The play “A Memoir” by Giorgio Donnini and Francesco Calcagnini will be held on the evenings of Sept. 3, 10 and 17 at 9 p.m. while on the same days at 7:30 p.m. Giuliano del Sorbo, through a series of paintings, proposes the sequence of evanescent human bodies in progression “Human Evanescences” that takes its starting point from a photographic fragment by Eadweard Muybridge.

Graphic art returns to the forefront on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. with a meeting during which Christian Cassar, Paolo Fraternali, Gianluca Murasecchi and Giovanni Turria will dialogue with the public on the expressive language of engraving and contemporary art graphics, and on Sunday, Sept. 18, also from 5 p.m., with intaglio printing demonstrations conducted by the Italic Association. Fact sheets are made available for each of the initiatives.

On Sunday, Sept. 11 and 18 at 8 p.m., you can dine in the courtyard of the former Woolen Mill with km 0 delicacies from Laboratorio Confine curated by Giulia Brandi.