Tricolour flag Museum
The genesis of “Ninety artists for a Flag”
In 2017, on the occasion of a general review of the Museum and the construction
of a new entrance, a contemporary section has been inaugurated. It hosts, beside the new laboratories, a section displaying important works of the project “Ninety artists for a flag”.
This project, wanted by Mrs. Deanna Veroni to support the “Mother and child Hospital”, has been donated by the Storchi Family to the town. The new path starts at the ground floor with Ispirazione Tricolore (Tricolour Inspiration), an exhibition-work shop area in which the flag theme gets in touch with the contemporary art and the creativity of inspiration. The ninety flags realised by contemporary artists are displayed in these
workshop, meeting and event rooms, continuing along the stairs and arriving to the historical
[…] In 2012 more than ninety artists, mainly Italians but also foreigners, adhered to the proposal to measure themselves, in their creation, with one of the flags through which the history of Italy had unfolded: that flag, the very unity of our country, were not at all, for them, an empty rhetorical exercise, but the reaffirmation of a perennial value, of a “common good” to defend and develop.
The artists involved had absolute freedom of intervention: they simply had to consider the particular flag given to them, often with explicit reference to their city or region of origin, as a starting point from which they could move on their creative journey, towards the creation of a work that would in any case bear the mark of their language, their style. Some have intervened on the flag itself or on a part of it, others have used fragments of it, others have created a completely autonomous work: the flag assigned to them has become a direct source of inspiration for the possible references of colours, writings, drawn shapes. In the end, the outcome of the artists’ work bears witness, once again, to the fact that a commission, a bond, are not elements that cage or distort creativity, but stimuli that exalt it, oblige it to go down unexplored paths. […]
from the foreword of
curator of “Ninety artists for a Flag”
Artists on displayLuca Alinari, Pat Andrea, Alberto Andreis, Assadour, Roberto Barni, Davide Benati, Gabriella Benedini, Domenico Bianchi, Alfonso Borghi, Danilo Bucchi, Enzo Cacciola, Giovanni Campus, Eugenio Carmi, Tommaso Cascella, Roberto Casiraghi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Bruno Chersicla, Andrea Chiesi, Pier Giorgio Colombara, Angelo Davoli, Sandro De Alexandris, Fausto De Nisco, Lucio Del Pezzo, Giuliano Della Casa, Enrico Della Torre, Marco Ferri, Ennio Finzi, Giosetta Fioroni, Laura Fiume, Attilio Forgioli, Antonio Freiles, Omar Galliani, Alessandro Gamba, Marco Gastini, Giorgio Griffa, Marco Grimaldi, Franco Guerzoni, Paolo Iacchetti, Marino Iotti, Emilio Isgro’, Riccardo Licata, Claudia Losi, Luigi Mainolfi, Elio Marchegiani, Mirco Marchelli, Umberto Mariani, Antonio Marras, Carlo Mastronardi, Iler Melioli, Giovanni Menada, Nino Migliori, Elisa Montessori, Pietro Mussini, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Carlo Nangeroni, Giulia Napoleone, Gianfranco Notargiacomo, Nunzio, Claudio Olivieri, Tullio Pericoli, Lucia Pescador, Oscar Piattella, Pino Pinelli, Graziano Pompili, Concetto Pozzati, Mario Raciti, Bruno Raspanti, Jacopo Ricciardi, Leonardo Rosa, Ruggero Savinio, Antonio Segui, Giovanni Sesia, Medhat Shafik, Testuro Shimizu, Aldo Spoldi, Mauro Staccioli, Tino Stefanoni, Guido Strazza, Ilario Tamassia, Nani Tedeschi, Wainer Vaccari, Valentino Vago, Walter Valentini, Valle Paolo, Wal, William Xerra, Gianfranco Zappettini
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