Doppio Senso 2: Siena festeggia la nascita di Italo Calvino

Double Sense 2: Siena celebrates the birth of Italo Calvino

Double Meaning 2. Italo Calvino. Reasoned biography of an artist, is the new exhibition organized in Siena to commemorate the birth of the writer Italo Calvino. The event will start on February 20 and end on May 19

Double Meaning 2. Italo Calvino. Artist annotated bibliography is the new Sienese event organized to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Italo Calvino, born in Cuba and died just a Siena. The event will last from 20 February to 19 May, and will be hosted in the Giuliano Briganti Library and Photo Library of the Santa Maria della Scala museum complex in Sienathe now former hospital where Calvino died.

Double Sense, the books to see

More than books to leaf through, Doppio Senso this year offers us an exhibition of books “to see”: in fact, the exhibition sees the involvement of well 37 artistswhich starting from the author’s works have produced some works of art in the form of a book, handmade in a single copy and using heterogeneous materials, like the Japanese and leporello papers, imbued with colors and graphic signs, collages of fabrics, burnt oak branches and small boxes. The works of Italo Calvino thus emerge from mere paper and become dialogue textsfused with a large amount of different elements and ready to tell the stories and adventures of the protagonists of one of the most beloved storytellers of Italian literature in an alternative way.

Paschal Colellacouncilor for culture, commented on the event as follows:

Italo Calvino is certainly one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. The works that will be exhibited at the Briganti celebrate the narrative of a writer very close to our city. The last stage of his life was precisely the Santa Maria della Scala, in 1985, when he was hospitalized and unfortunately died. Within this exhibition, however, his life, his creativity and his creations will be celebrated. The collaboration between Briganti and the students of some Sienese high schools was fundamental.

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