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In the heart of Piacenza, Piacenza XNL Contemporary is a cultural center dedicated entirely to contemporary art, located in the building Ex-owned by Enel of Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation. XNL is the acronym of the words "Ex-Enel" under which the historic building has rested in the years following the disposal by the national electricity and the acquisition by the Foundation in the early years of this decade. Built in 1907 to house a factory of cardboard and a lithograph, it was partially renovated in 1919, when the whole complex came into the hands of the Italian Federation of Associations Agrarians right then constituted in Piacenza. The palace was in this occasion the appearance that we see today and that is due to the project engineer and architect Guido Tirelli Parmesan, author of Emilia recognizable neo-Renaissance buildings and the intervention of some painters in vogue at that time, as the Piacenza Luciano Ricchetti. These are his allegories that can be seen, after cleaning, on the grand staircase of the building.

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