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CANOVA. FOUR STROKE
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CANOVA. FOUR STROKE:

Photographs by Luigi Spina

From 20 April to 29 September 2024

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Canova Museum

Canova Museum

Via A. Canova, 74, Possagno

Closed today: open Sunday at 09:30

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From 20 April to 29 September, the Antonio Canova Gypsotheca Museum in Possagno hosts the exhibition born from the photographic research project “Canova Quattro Tempi” by Luigi Spina.

The story, the result of four photographic campaigns created year after year, began in 2019 and gave rise to as many publications published by 5 Continents Editions, accompanied by texts by Vittorio Sgarbi. The third volume recently won the gold medal for best art book awarded by ICMA - International Editorial-Design & Research Forum. On the occasion of this exhibition, the fourth and final volume of the editorial project is released.

For the exhibition Luigi Spina has selected 32 large format black and white photographs, among the most representative of the love, mythological and heroic themes present in the Gypsotheca of Possagno, proposing them in dialogue with the works of Canova exhibited in the Gemin Wing of the Gypsotheca itself The images capture the creative moment of the Artist, the one in which the idea is transformed into form and plaster: the moment in which genius is measured against the limits of the material, trying to shape it, modify it, subject it to the desired form .


Each of Spina's four stories leads the gaze through the density of the plaster, bringing out every possible detail and posture of the sculptures, the lead nails on the plasters, the repère points, become a code for reading the works. “My purpose”, states Spina, “is to reclaim the contemporaneity of the classic, its transversal nature in every era”.

Spina's interpretations accompany the Canova plasters of reference in the exhibition. Here are the images of the dancers alongside the Canova dancer, real and ideal portraits in dialogue with their respective photographs, the Maestro's Peace and Magdalene compared with images of contemporaneity. “These works”, announces the director Moira Mascotto, “come to form part of the heritage of the Possagno Museum with the ambition, once the exhibition has concluded, to give life to new exhibition projects with important national and international museum institutions with which we are already in dialogue. The project will thus become a messenger of the Museum and of Canova's genius and, at the same time, will give rise to new virtuous collaborations".

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Via A. Canova, 74, Possagno, Italy

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Opening hours

opens - closes last entry
monday 24:00 - 24:00
tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
thursday 09:30 - 18:00
friday 09:30 - 18:00
saturday 09:30 - 19:00
sunday 09:30 - 19:00

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