Taormina will be the world stage for the G7 in May and it is preparing several exhibitions and cultural events to coincide with it. Deputy Mayor, and Cultural Policies Counsillor, Mario D’Agostino revealed the agenda of cultural events that will be taking place in the next few months and during the international summit of the seven super-powers.
“We have created a path through the excellencies of Italian art, a journey in which visitors, immersed in the art, beauty and landscape, will discover some exciting prominent figures of the Italian culture” said D’Agostino. The important “Unescosites/Italian Heritage and Arts” project, set up in Palazzo Corvaja, will display, among others, masterpieces by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina.
“By choosing to focus on art and culture – continues D’Agostino – the visitor will be led in the wonderful atmospheres of some of the most fascinating Unesco world heritage sites while being introduced of the extraordinary nature of Italian artists”. From March, 11th the Ex Chiesa del Carmine will host the international event “Il Futuro sopravvenuto”, a major exhibition of 70 unique works by the most prominent artists of the Italian Futurist movement such as Umberto Boccioni, Julius Evola, Julius D’anna.
Particularly awaited is the work “Complesso plastico colorato di frastuono + Velocità” by Giacomo Balla. Another extraordinary event will be the exhibition, from May, 24th in the crypt of the Ex Chiesa del Carmine, of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Tavola Lucana” – a wooden panel representing the self-portrait the great Italian master and inventor.
Ilona Catani Scarlett