Interior of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Giacomo Della Porta, Domenico Fontana, 1549-1593, mosaic decorations on cartoons by Cavalier d’Arpino and Giovanni De Vecchi, Image taken from the film “St. Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D” | Courtesy of © 2016 Sky 3D and CTV
While the contemporary is preparing to conquer the small screen with a marathon that, from Duchamp to Jago, retraces the passing of the baton from the old brushes to the new generations, a journey around the world tells the relationship between artists and places, sources of inspiration for their timeless art.
There is no shortage of caskets of beauty, from St. Peter’s to the papal basilicas of Rome, from the Uffizi to the Mart of Rovereto, to increase the suggestion of the week on TV.
Here are the events not to be missed from 3 to 9 October.
Vatican Pietà (detail), Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1497-1499, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Image taken from the film “St. Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D” | Courtesy of © 2016 Sky 3D and CTV
From the Uffizi to the papal basilicas, the tour of the places of beauty makes a stop on Sky Arte
There are artists closely linked to a special place that has helped to inspire their productions. Among these the American Donald Judd, the father of Specific Objects, self-supporting structures in poor materials such as metal, plywood, colored Plexiglas and concrete in dialogue with each other and with the surrounding space. In the early seventies, during some annual trips to Baja California with his family, Judd is struck by the emptiness of the desert, with which he establishes a deep bond that accompanies him for the rest of his life. In 1971 he rents a house in Marfa, deep west Texas, and with it, buildings and acres of land known as Ayala de Chinati. In these years his works grow in size and complexity, while the installations as large as an entire room want to provoke an intense physical experience in the observer.
Monday 3 October at 9.15 pm, for the first episode of the series Inspireda journey around the world that investigates the intricate relationships between artists and the environment that surrounds them, Sky Arte explores the bond between Donald Judd and his Texax at first glance.
On Tuesday 4 October at 9.15 pm the first episode of Art raiders Hunt for grave robbers – the series which, thanks to interviews and reconstructions, retraces some of the most sensational cases of criminal art – takes the public from home on the trail of the Euphronius Crater, stolen in the seventies in Cerveteri, exhibited from 1972 to 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, only to be returned to the Italian state.
The week on TV then invites us to enjoy a journey into the treasures of art. It begins on Wednesday 5 October at 6.05 pm with a thrilling visit to the halls of Uffizi Galleries, led by director Eike Schmidt, to discover the secrets behind the modernization process of a museum that attracts millions of visitors every year. We leave the house of Spring by Botticelli and de The Annunciation by Leonardo to reach, on Friday 7 September at 12.50 pm, St. Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. An adventure between art, history and culture with unpublished shots, made even more suggestive by reading the passages taken from the Roman Walks of Stendhal, accompanies us between the four basilicas, guided by the voice of an expert. We will enter San Pietro with the former director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, while the great architect Paolo Portoghesi will introduce us to the beauties of San Giovanni in Laterano. In Santa Maria Maggiore we will discover the unique dissemination skills of the art historian Claudio Strinati, while Micol Forti will accompany us on the discovery of San Paolo fuori le Mura.
Mart – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto
The contemporary art marathon is run on Rai 5
Contemporary art shines on Rai 5. On the occasion of the Giornata del Contemporaneo, which is celebrated on 8 October, the Rai channel dedicated to cultural study dedicates a special program to contemporary art and the places that host it. If the appointment on Wednesday 5 September at 9.15 pm with Being Maxxi – the series born from the alliance between Fremantle and MAXXI, in collaboration with Rai Cultura – will feature this week the musician and composer Nicola Piovani, the whole week includes a special program dedicated to contemporary art and the places that welcome it.
On 3 October, at 7.15 pm, Art Night, per The diplomacy of arttakes us to Rome to discover the Farnesina Collection, while the center of the day on 4 October, at 7.15 pm, will be the MARTthe museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto.
From the headquarters of the jewel created by the Ticino architect Mario Botta we aim for the vault of L’Aquila. On 5 October for Art Night we will remember the opening of the Maxxi branch in Abruzzo.
A glimpse of Florence from the Terrazzo delle Carte geografiche, Uffizi Galleries | Courtesy of the Uffizi Galleries
The journey on Rai 5 among the treasures of beauty continues on 6 October at 7.15 pm in the halls of Mother Museum of Napleswhile on October 7, from 4 to 9 pm, a marathon in the contemporary world presents some young and established artists who interpret reality, inviting us to reflect, through their works, on the priorities of today’s world and on the importance of passing the baton to new generations.
Self Art Night: Earth / Art emphasizes those contemporary artists who have addressed the issue of climate change, even before it became a current topic, Millenniarts reveals the languages of artists such as Jorit, Jago, Virginia, while Art Night: electric shadows brings us face to face with those masters, da Festa, Schifano, who anticipated, experienced and absorbed the Sixties as protagonists.
Also on 7 October at 6.46 pm Emilio Vedova: on the side of the shipwreck unleashes the adventure in the troubled art of the Venetian artist, from the New Secession to the Front of the Eight, up to his arrival in the Informale, while at 8 pm, Duchamp’s intuition tells how four young Italian artists, starting from the innovations of the French painter, tried to explain what talent is.
Emilio Vedova. On the side of the shipwreck, still
For the series “Looks on society” Arte TV accompanies the television audience in a recent controversy that ignites the debate in Great Britain. The question concerns the Neolithic archaeological site of Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highway that runs alongside the mythical stone circles will be replaced by a large two-lane tunnel, to avoid traffic jams. As residents welcome the project, archaeologists and druids show concern by sounding the alarm. How will it end?