For the return, Saturday 1 October, of Invito a Palazzo, the ABI event now in its 21st edition, and of the great art and culture festival of the Rolli Days on the weekend of 15 and 16 October, Banca Carige proposes the exhibition "Bianco / black Rubens. Unusual details of the Palaces of Genoa ”curated by Fabio Accorrà and Shari Caviglia and opens to the public the terrace overlooking the roofs of the historic center and the rich art gallery on the main floors of the headquarters.
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the book I palazzi di Genova , published by Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in Antwerp. The exhibition aims to revive, through the black and white of Fabio Accorrà's photographs and the malleability of the silver of Shari Caviglia's jewels, the exceptional nature of the architectural forms, decorations, stuccos, and elevations of aristocratic residences. , allowing us to see even the most minute details or unusual glimpses of these elegant buildings.
In the photos of Fabio Accorrà, born in Genoa in 1984, we find the prestigious buildings of the Rolli, which so fascinated Rubens, portrayed in real and spontaneous situations, sometimes dazzled by the sun, in everyday life, scenarios of a historic city where it flows the life of the Genoese in its everyday life. A great lover of photographic art, Accorrà returns to explore his Genoa after travels and experiences around the world. Reportages published and exhibited in numerous exhibitions, among which it is possible to remember " The Colors of Japan " at the Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in Genoa in 2020, or two years later " Venice colors and words of silence ", a photographic reportage that tells Venice as it had never been seen before, deserted in the last lockdown.
The Shari Caviglia jewels exhibited in Banca Carige, the true revelation of this young Genoese architect whose scholarly rigor is sublimated in the creativity of the art of goldsmithing, pay homage to the city by taking inspiration from the magnificent architecture of the ancient noble palaces of the sixteenth century. from the architectural forms of those forty-two aristocratic residences elected in 2006 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shari Caviglia creates her creations using traditional goldsmith techniques but also the most innovative or avant-garde ones such as design and 3D printing; even the subjects play a lot on the possibility of being able to combine different elements, as the jewels can be assembled in such a way as to create always new combinations, allowing maximum freedom of expression and personalization.
In short, the exhibition proposed by Banca Carige represents a tribute to the city, in the same spirit that animated Rubens when he published the volume on the Genoese Palaces four hundred years ago. After centuries, the decorations and the different geometries of these buildings still fascinate and can be an inspiration for artists, photographers, goldsmiths, who, through their own eye, their inclination or creativity, are able to provide us with ever new and personal readings. of that cultural vivacity that was able to be expressed in Genoa between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries both in the artistic and architectural fields.
In addition to the images of Fabio Accorrà and the creations of Shari Caviglia that will be admired in the Hall on the 15th floor of Via Cassa di Risparmio 15, during the opening days it will also be possible to visit the 14th floor where several masterpieces of the Carige art gallery are exhibited.
The exhibition is part of the “Genova per Rubens” project, a network of initiatives organized on the occasion of the “Rubens a Genova” exhibition to be held at Palazzo Ducale from 6 October 2022 to 22 January 2023 and curated by Nils Büttner and Anna Orlando.