Giovanni Manfredini – Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Venezia - 07/05/2015 : 07/06/2015

Installazione con la colonna sonora di Ennio Morricone e la voce di Madre Anna Maria Cànopi.


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It's an artistic project born from a painful human story that art can transfigure: Stabat Mater Dolorosa, a crown made by rose branches casted in gold and suspended in the air, realized by Giovanni Manfredini. The music of the great maestro Ennio Morricone, who composed an original track for the installation, La via della croce, the voice of Mother Anna Maria Cànopi, and two invisible threads that hold it on balance while, illuminated and apparently soared without supports, it represents and speaks about Maria's pain and the pain of every woman and of every human being

A project born by a personal story that becomes a universal one that, as the Jacopone da Todi's verse is declaiming in the prayer of the same name (Eia, Mater, fons amoris, / me sentire vim doloris / fac ut tecum lugeam... Ah Mother, fount of love, / let me feel the force of grief, / that I may grieve with you...), releases, glorifying it, Christ's, Maria's and Man's suffering. The crown's journey starts at the Giorgio Cini Foundation, during the 56th Venice Biennale, then is due to reach 6 other stops in the world, from New York to Berlin, from Berlin to Istanbul, to end up in Rome. The initiative is promoted by Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation.

Giovanni Manfredini (Italy 1963) has had solo exhibitions in Madrid, Naples, Milan, Rome, Berlin, Basel, Bern, London, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and in collective exhibitions at the 54th Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1 (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), at SMAK (Gent), Kaiserdome Frankfurt, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn (Germany), at the Fukuyama Museum of Art (Japan), the Modern Art Gallery of Bologna (Italy), the MART in Trento and Rovereto (Italy). His works are exhibited alongside those of Caravaggio in the Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome during the 56th Venice Biennale he will present at Giorgio Cini Foundation (Island of San Giorgio Maggiore), “Stabat Mater Dolorosa” with the soundtrack of Ennio Morricone made for the artwork.

Curated by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori.
Promoted by Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation.

The exhibition project is signed by the study Federico Delrosso Architects.
Lighting design, Davide Groppi.