closed Pietro Guida

Curated by: Mariastella Margozzi e Lorenzo Madaro

The show

The Regional Museum Management of Puglia and the Castello di Copertino Management present the Pietro Pietro exhibition to the public. Piazza d'Italia, dedicated to the master on the day of his 99th birthday.


Couples, expectant women, acrobats, parents and children, but also mythological figures and representations of dreams gather, poetically, in the parade ground of the Castle of Copertino for the whole summer 2020. It is an even more awaited rendezvous in the post lockdown era, since all these sculptures together represent a form of resistance to the solitude and transience of existence, a hymn to the life and energy of culture in the contemporary world, through the power of art.


The sculptures by Pietro Guida - 99-year-old Campania artist born in Manduria, Puglia, since the 1950s - were selected by Mariastella Margozzi and Lorenzo Madaro, curators of the exhibition and collected in the courtyard of the Castello di Copertino with coordination and supervision by Pietro Copani. These are concrete works in the Manduria home-studio, where the master lives surrounded by hundreds of his works, positioned in the rooms chasing each other between laboratories, deposits and the library and also outdoors, among the trees and plants of the big garden.


The series of sculptures, conceived in the last twenty-five years molding a complex and dense material such as concrete (in some cases even painted), ideally lives in a large square where lives meet, bodies dialogue, looks meet, gestures give as eternal and contingent together. Pietro Guida's sculpture does not hide references to the history of art, in some cases it pays homage to its master ideals - Marino Marini and Arturo Martini -, in others it shows a marked interest in myth, literature and music.


Timetable and tickets


Piazza Castello (Castello di Copertino)
73043 Copertino


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