Until February 2021, Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta presents the creations of Atelier Fornasetti
Hundreds of creations by ‘Atelier Fornasetti‘ arrived in Parma to create an intriguing continuum between past and present. Hosted by Complesso Momumentale della Pilotta, ‘Fornasetti Theatrum Mundi’ is a dialogue between the works of the Milanese brand and the collections of the Pilotta.
The exhibition, open until February 14th, 2021, is part of “Revitalisations of the Contemporary“. And it is conceived to mark Parma 2020+21, Italian Capital of Culture. Moreover Barnaba Fornasetti, Artistic Director of the Atelier, Valeria Manzi, co-curator of cultural activities and President of the Fornasetti Cult association, and the director of the Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta Simone Verde are the curators of this layered journey between the classic and the modern.
‘Fornasetti Theatrum Mundi’ creates a dialogue between the architecture and artworks of the Pilotta and the imagination of Piero Fornasetti and Barnaba Fornasetti.
And in this way it creates a true “theatre of the world.”
So a network of iconographic references and cultural suggestions reveals the intellectual mandate of the works on display highlighting their depth. A real “Theatrum” as the term was understood in the sixteenth century, articulating in the infinite variety of the world the encyclopaedic entirety of knowledge.
The exhibition’s itinerary is divided into various areas relating to the main themes of Fornasetti’s work. Ruins and the use of the past as a fragment, architecture, music, variations on a theme, drawing, graphics, collecting, everyday objects, and the dimension of illusion and dreams.
Indeed, objects such as Fornasetti plates establish a profound dialogue with the spaces of the Pilotta, echoing their associations with culture, thought, dream and imagination.