“IL CASO PIRANDELLO”
TEATRO DI VILLA TORLONIA
23 NOVEMBRE 2017 – 14 GENNAIO 2018 ROMA
LUZI has always been the protagonist of numerous trade fairs, events, and international events in the food and wine sector. In the cultural field, it sponsors reviews, events, exhibitions, such as the historical one, of great international importance, “The Pirandello case”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Luigi Pirandello at the Villa Torlonia Theater in Rome and curated by Paolo Petroni and Claudio Strinati, because, as he declares, food passes from the soul, which must be nourished, first of all, by art.
“An immersive exhibition – explains Minister Dario Franceschini – which presents one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century to the public by making his domestic places come alive, listening to his voice in one of the very few remaining recordings, showing his figure in some very rare video documents of the ‘Istituto Luce, illustrating your professional world through stage costumes ”.
“The Pirandello Case” is an exhibition full of artistic and philosophical suggestions, which returns the perception of an entire era and the cultural and moral history of the twentieth century, which was strongly influenced by Pirandello.
Paolo Petroni, the curator of the exhibition, writes in the preface of the catalog: “This 2017 is twice the year of Luigi Pirandello: it turns the spotlight on the 150th anniversary of his birth, but also celebrates the centenary of” So it is (if you ) ”, His first important theatrical text and at the same time an initial manifesto, modern and unsettling for the viewer of the time, despite the context – a bourgeois living room in a provincial town – was traditional, realistic. But it is precisely this contrast that leads to the clash between form and content so that one amplifies and causes the other to explode “.
The section of the exhibition hosted at the splendid Theater of Villa Torlonia consists of historical theatrical costumes of the Compagnia dei Giovani worn at the time by actors such as Romolo Valli, Rossella Falk, Carlo Giuffrè in Pirandello shows, but also a series of videos, documents, letters (often unpublished or little known), photographic and graphic testimonies, interspersed with readings, references to places and personalities with which Pirandello interferes during his very troubled existence.
A rare curiosity is a section dedicated to Luigi Pirandello painter with paintings all of the private property that it is very rare to be able to see and side by side with paintings of his son Fausto, the great painter of the Roman School, of considerable interest also in relation to the relative theoretical debate very lively in that period.
Alongside the virtual characters of the Pirandello theater, thanks to the precious collaboration with the Institute of the History of the Sicilian Show, the real ones parade on display, from colleagues of his youth phase in Germany to his wife who died in an asylum, from Marta Abba and Ruggero Ruggeri , to all the actors, directors, set designers who worked with him, up to the events of the Nobel Prize with its interesting implications and contradictory relationships with Fascism and Mussolini.
At the House-Museum, on the other hand, which has remained intact in all its evocative charm since the day of Pirandello’s death and for the occasion set up with a large and enveloping multimedia intervention, it will be possible to admire, in addition to the original rooms and furnishings, the clothes and divided by an Accademico d’Italia, his manuscripts and all his private library: the over-covers of the most beloved books painted by himself appear, the beautiful original painted diploma of the Nobel, and much more. A long video investigation by Sky on Pirandello will also be screened with re-enactments and interviews with scholars and actors, from Dario Fo to Gabriele Lavia.
“The Pirandello case” was born within the studies and research promoted and developed by the Institute of Pirandelliani Studies and is presented as a very special exhibition event. The exhibition intends to build a sort of opus in homage to the Maestro, through a broad and documented survey on the activity of Pirandello narrator, man of the theater and advocate of new philosophical and artistic theories with attention and interest in new studies between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from psychoanalysis to cinematography, which attracted and involved him. It is no coincidence, therefore, that from 25 to 29 November there will be a Review of old and new films, taken from works by Pirandello, curated by Amedeo Fago in collaboration with the Cineteca Nazionale, at the Sala Trevi. The viewing of the films will be completed by a round table with directors and scholars at the Casa Museo.
Durata mostra: 23 novembre 2017-14 gennaio 2018
Teatro di Villa Torlonia: Via Nomentana, 70 – Via Spallanzani 1A
Casa-Museo Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani: Via Antonio Bosio, 13B
Orari: giovedì, venerdì, sabato 10.00-13.00 e 15.00-18.00 – domenica 10.00-16.00 Ingresso libero
Sito web: www.studiodiluigipirandello.it
Ufficio stampa: Madia Mauro 06 8088854 – 347 0492505
Media Partner: RAI Radio TRE
Con il contributo di LUZI Srl