From form to soul

From form to soul

Spazio Bolano: from form to soul

The municipality of Portoferraio, thanks to the Ministry of Culture's Contemporary Art Plan (PAC), has created a new exhibition space dedicated to the Elban artist Italo Bolano inside the Fortezze Medicee.

The space, soon to be inaugurated in the premises of the old gunnery, will be an art workshop and exhibition venue where Bolano's ceramics will be the subject and predicate of the Elban master's poetry.

The ceramics were designed and a visit route was devised based on accessibility of content. Bolano's gestures, shapes and colours have been conveyed through augmented reality, LIS video guides, talking works, audio guides and other mediation products intended for multiple audiences.

The space is intended to be not only a tribute to the artist who gave so much to Elba, but also his artistic and intellectual legacy for future generations who will be able to experience art in this space.

The project is curated by the scientific director of the Tuscan Archipelago Museum System Valentina Anselmi, with the support of the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa, and with the collaboration of the Italo Bolano ETS Foundation.

The project is the winner of the PAC2021 - Plan for Contemporary Art, promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.

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