The choice of the administration of Mayor Katia Tarasconi to not verify on the board of the Trendy Artwork Gallery Ricci Oddi the President Fernando Mazzocca and Giovanni Giuffrida, Neighborhood officers, Jonathan Papamarenghi, centre-right councilor and former cultural councillor, disagrees.
“To dismiss the scandal that has been dedicated within the Ricci Oddi gallery in current days as a loot system and to postpone the legitimacy of the acts in the meanwhile is to cover the cleanup that has been carried out. Once we discuss in regards to the lawyer Giovanni Giuffrida and Professor Fernando Mazzocca, we aren’t speaking about flag-holders, however a couple of revered skilled and one of many best artwork specialists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Italy, who, like all of the members of the Board of Administrators, have precious abilities and dedication wasted on the gallery.
The mayor, maybe ill-advised, justifies the defenestration as saying the gallery “would not have entry to the artwork bonus” because of the present authorized nature. Nonetheless, he forgets that the authorized type of Ricci Oddi was blocked for many years and that this was solely potential because of the nice work of Giuffrida and people administrators moved extra by clear foresight than by the standard obstruction, a closing opinion of the competent notary who’s in has arrived in the previous couple of months. If the transition to the inspiration couldn’t be accomplished earlier than the executive elections, this solely applies to the pre-election freeze imposed by regulation on town council. Nonetheless, the present administration might simply have labored on this sense if entry to the Ricci Oddi Artwork Bonus had been thought-about a precedence.
For the mayor, the gallery additionally has “no juice and clear objectives”: Is such a refusal to be seen as addressed to all the board, since solely two out of seven members have been cleared? On the very least, this assertion sounds very insulting to the opposite establishments which have their representatives within the Council.
“Residents do not care who the councilors are, they need to see the outcomes,” the mayor continued. Effectively, then take a look at the target and plain outcomes obtained by the gallery, the results of a synergy work with the establishments and town and solely potential because of a reliable and dynamic council. Outcomes because of which the gallery now has a brand new breath and contributes to an unprecedented cultural ferment within the metropolis.
Just some years in the past, Il Giornale dell’Arte printed an in depth doc signed by 26 of probably the most authoritative professionals within the sector, together with Salvatore Settis, Tomaso Montanari, Davide Gasparotto, Gabriella Belli and different giants of the cultural panorama and worldwide museum. This doc conveyed the picture of how Ricci Oddi was then, “…the destiny of the gallery appears to be the identical because the portrait of a woman: locked in a plastic bag and forgotten in a darkish ravine…” and proposed a a sequence of difficult interventions , to be carried out step by step; Interventions which have since been terribly carried out.
A nationwide name has been launched to discover a director who, because of Professor Mazzocca’s experience and connections, entrusts the choice to a fee of pros: for the primary time in 12 years, the gallery can boast a director with earlier inventive and museum abilities all the time out of a name for qualification, open to all and never out of arbitrary selections or, worse, out of comfort/affiliation.
The gallery is lastly outfitted with sufficient air con and a brand new lighting system. Relationships with close by XNL have been established with “We’re the revolution” carried out with the worldwide Klimt exhibition. Communication and promotion by way of social networks, carried out every day by the gallery’s workers, have been enhanced by way of the InstaGROm venture, additionally supported by the Municipal Enchantment for Piacenza Riparte con la Cultura; Relations have been established with the academic and cultural establishments of Piacenza, extremely appreciated guided excursions have been organized, the monasteries, gardens and halls have been opened for performances, concert events and initiatives to carry the gallery to life.
Lastly, some reflections are required on the worldwide exhibition dedicated to Gustav Klimt, which, as is well-known, didn’t restrict itself to the exhibition of Piacenza’s works, however established relationships with nationwide and worldwide cultural establishments, attracting dozens to the Gallery and Piacenza from hundreds of tourists, its financial impression are additionally clear to the sellers of Piacenza: the guests of a single weekend touched these of an entire yr of opening of the museum.
Right here: these are, to a small extent, the “outcomes that curiosity the residents” produced and which much more blame the character and vulgarity of the defenestration, not even anticipated by a confrontation or a easy telephone name from the mayor who practiced it; Cleaning that can please somebody however give all the nationwide cultural neighborhood a foul picture of town that Piacenza would not deserve.
If Ricci Oddi was in a position to get up from her lengthy sleep and be once more a dwelling actuality on the service of the citizenry, the producer of data and tradition, the custodian of a heritage to be cherished and handed on to future generations, the identical is undoubtedly true of the professor owe to Fernando Mazzocca, who assured his decisive contribution even in a very tough second for his well being, and to the lawyer Giovanni Giuffrida, who deserved rather more remedy than that dictated by sure energy video games ».
Jonathan Papamarenghi, director of “Civica Barbieri”