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Corciano Festival - STENDALE. The embrace of the Muses

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03 August-06 October 2019 
Now in its 55th edition, the Corciano Festival takes place from August 3rd to 15th. It is the smallest of the big umbrian festivals dedicated to the visual arts, theater and music. As part of the initiative, an extraordinary visual arts project involving over 120 international artists entitled "STENDALE. The embrace of the Muses” will be on display until October 6th

Focused on artistic experimentation and contaminations, the event will take place as usual in the historic center of the ancient village of Corciano, among the most beautiful in Italy. It will host many initiatives dedicated to the visual arts, theater, music, literature, historical reenactments, food and wine.

More than ten days in which the cultural energy of the Festival will fill the historical center of this place that has survived time, offering opportunities for meetings and to rediscover Italian and local excellences, confirming its eclectic and wide-ranging vocation.

Moreover, this edition is totally renewed. The ancient village will become an extraordinary open-air work of art thanks to "STENDALE. The embrace of the Muses" that is a great artistic installation created by Fabrizio Fabbri and curated by Gabriele Perretta, writer, art critic and teacher (Paris IV, ABA Brera). Involving more than 120 international artists, called to realize a great Visual Arts Project in a mix of media languages and incredible expressive correspondences, it is an exhibition not to be missed.

The city walls will be the threshold of the mediapolis, the place where all the exhibition itineraries will connect. These artistic itineraries are composed of the original works of international artists, realized for the occasion with expressive techniques and languages ranging from figuration to abstract art, from conceptual art to photography, from video art to street art, from musical to poetic performance, from design to multimedia installation.

The city walls will support the spectacular installation of a long sequence of "stendali" - in photorama, land specific - on which the artists have “explained” how the convergences of contemporary art can 'dialogue' with ancient history, interacting with the reality and the most advanced forms of media reproducibility.

Also on display, the emerging artists of the Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci" of Perugia, whose creations will be evaluated by a jury of experts and will compete for the reborn "Corciano Award" (conceived in 1965) to strengthen the vocation of Corciano for modern and contemporary art. The project will be inaugurated on August 3rd and will remain on display until October 6th.

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