September 18th-24th 2023 - Teatro Filodrammatici
Piazza Paolo Ferrari 6, Milano
"Do not be deceived by its stentorian voice, by its cries, by its screams, or even by its offensive provocations, by its villainy. Be careful, Livorno is something else. Try to reach its soul [...]". (Santini, 1986).
The decision to exhibit two artists from Livorno, Dario Ballantini and Stefano Pilato, and the three protagonists of the Modigliani's prank, Pier Francesco Ferrucci, Michele Ghelarducci and Pietro Luridiana, stems from the desire to shed light upon the contemporary artistic reality of Livorno outside the city borders.
Livorno has always welcomed generations of painters who have not followed a distinct pictorial path but who have created a "cacciucco" (a famous complex Livornese soup) of different experiences. In Livorno there were no academies and those who wanted to learn the trade went along the seafront, in the pine grove at Ardenza and in Piazza Cavour and began to draw and then paint.
Let the works on display, therefore, lead you to the true soul of Livorno.
was born in Livorno in 1964. Trained by family tradition, thanks to the influences of his father, a neo-realist painter, and his uncle, a post-Macchiaiolo, since 1983 he has been alternating his job as a painter - fascinated by expressionism and more figurative action painting - with that of a skilful transformist soon landing on TV and in theatres where he brings on scene shows that often explore his relationship between painting and acting.
PIER FRANCESCO FERRUCCI, MICHELE GHELARDUCCI E PIETRO LURIDIANA
THE MODIGLIANI'S PRANK
Livorno, 24 July 1984. A Modì exhibition is the occasion to dust off a legend: Modigliani, mocked by his fellow citizens, would have thrown some of his sculpted heads into the ditches of Livorno. After days of scouting some granite heads emerge from the waters! The news spreads around the world. A month later, three young men confess to being the authors of the greatest artistic hoax by official critics.
was born in 1965 in Livorno, where he lives and works. In 1993, he founded the art workshop Pesce fresco. Using the recycling principle, Pilato restores lost dignity to the waste left behind by sea storms, by assembling it into artworks that ennoble its hidden aesthetics. Stefano Pilato's work is made up of research and intuition, exalting manual dexterity but also the methodical approach acquired through his profession.
monday 18 September 2023, 6.30 pm
To inaugurate Impronte 2023, the vernissage will host a talk show starring: the artistic director, Enrico Ruggeri, the Art Ambassador of Impronte 2023, Alessandro Bruni, and all the artists.
I EVEN ACCEPTED THE RISKS OF TALKING ABOUT IT DOWN AT THE BAR
Tuesday 19 September 2023, 7.45 pm
Tuesday 19 September 2023, 7.45 pm
Anecdotes, opinions and songs: Enrico Ruggeri talks to Giovanni Favero with an unusual acoustic repertoire.
Also on stage, Francesco Luppi (piano) and Davide Brambilla (trumpet and accordion)
BALLANTINI & PETROLINI
Thursday 21 September 2023, 7.45 pm
Dario Ballantini, the transformer of Striscia La Notizia, with his usual relentless obstinacy towards the art of total disguise manages to interpret nine characters created by the great Roman comedian Ettore Petrolini, performing, in a sort of open dressing room, one character after the other.
A MAN NAMED BOB DYLAN
Saturday 23 September 2023, 7.45 pm
Written and performed by journalist, writer and musician Ezio Guaitamacchi, “A Man named Bob Dylan” sees Davide Van De Sfroos, for the first time, in a triple role of musician, actor and painter, acting as Bob Neuwirth, singer-songwriter, friend of Dylan. While Andrea Mirò (musical director of the show) interprets the figure of Joan Baez with vocalist Brunella Boschetti.
YELLOW SOFA TALES. ANECDOTES AND SONGS
Sunday 24 September 2023, 16.30 pm
Marina Boz, graduate in Piano and Harpsichord at the
Conservatorio B. Marcello of Venice and an extraordinaire jazz singer, presents her first book "The Tales of the Yellow Sofa" accompanied on bass by Luigi Fiore, on guitar by Marco Nista and on piano by Rita Bacchilega.
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