last days Mauro Benatti.

Curated by: Lorenzo Paolo Messina

The show

The Mauro Benatti Archive, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lecco and the Lecco Urban Museum System, is pleased to announce the return to Torre Viscontea of ​​the works of Mauro Benatti (1947-2014), exactly fifteen years after its first exhibition in this museum seat. The inauguration will be held on 12 November, at 5.00 pm, in the conference room of Palazzo delle Paure. Later it will be possible to visit the preview exhibition at the Torre Viscontea, with limited access.

The exhibition will offer a selection of the paintings and sculptures by the artist from Airuno, in his first retrospective in a public museum after his death. The exhibition will revolve around two fundamental themes in Benatti's artistic research: the movements of the human body and the love for the sculpture of matter. These two aspects of Benatti's art will find their unity in the last room, dedicated to the artist's most renowned works, namely the metal mesh sculptures. An imposing Benatti metal mesh will also be exhibited at Palazzo delle Paure for the duration of the exhibition, in order to make the exhibition interact with the Si.M.U.L.

The exhibition was designed primarily to celebrate the fifteen-year anniversary of the "5 movements for one body" exhibition. In the first room, drawings and sculptures related to this fundamental cycle in Benatti's art will be exhibited, a true hymn to freedom and the beauty of the feminine. The two side rooms will also be dedicated to this theme, which will be populated by sculptures and paintings of Amazons and mermaids. These rooms will shed light on two central aspects in the artist's production: his interest in mythology and his love for the poorest and humblest sculptural materials, whose silent beauty is highlighted by Benatti's works.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazza XX Settembre, 3
23900 Lecco


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