Sections. Italian architecture for the Divine Comedy exhibition at SpazioFMG

Luca Molinari,




An exhibition opens December 14 at SpazioFMG focusing on representation of imagery from Dante.

Sections. Italian architecture for the Divine Comedy exhibition at SpazioFMG

SpazioFMGperl'Architettura, Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s showroom and gallery, closes the year 2017 with a group exhibition bringing together architecture and literature: an exclusive sneak preview of an exhibition that will be presented at the Reggia di Caserta in 2018.

The Divine Comedy has always been a particularly fascinating subject for artists, architects and illustrators. The universe of Dante and its three canticles, Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, have been represented in countless ways over the centuries. But the theme has not been so popular in more recent times: apart from Giuseppe Terragni’s Danteum, which attempted to give Dante’s work physical and spatial form, few twentieth-century artists addressed this classic theme. Hence the idea of asking seventy Italian architects of three different generations to participate in a group exhibition, “a valuable opportunity not only to re-establish the relevance of Dante to Italian culture today, but above all to contribute to architectural debate through valuable, profitable interaction with other fields of knowledge,” explains Luca Molinari, exhibition curator with Chiara Ingrosso.

The 70 original drawings produced for the exhibition will be presented as a preview, in an installation that starts with a valuable copy of the Divine Comedy on display featuring Gustave Doré’s famous engravings and continues with quotes from the Divine Comedy selected by Riccardo Buscagli, Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature at Florence University, on 9 podiums made out of MaxFine Citystone Grey maxi-slabs made by FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti. The exhibition is completed with original drawings by four famous masters of Italian architecture: Aimaro Isola, Ugo La Pietra, Maurizio Navone and Franco Purini.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: Sezioni. L’Architettura italiana per la Divina Commedia
Curator: Luca Molinari with the assistance of Chiara Ingrosso.
Coordination and installation design: Alessandro Benetti, Federica Rasenti.

Dates: 14 December 2017 – 23 February 2018
Thursday-Friday: 16:00-19:30 with guided tour by floornature.com editorial staff, or on appointment for groups of at least five; contact paolo@floornature.com
Opening: 14 December 2017 at 18:30 Obtain accreditation for the event at the following link - Eventbrite.
Location: SpazioFMGperl'Architettura, Via Bergognone 27 – Milan Italy