PALACE OF ARTS: THE LARGEST ITALIAN PRIVATE GALLERY IS BORN

Inauguration in Lecce of the prestigious gallery-museum, the flagship of Southern Italy


The Art & Co Galleries on 11 December 2021, from 17:00, with H.E. the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lecce Monsignor Michele Seccia, inaugurate the headquarters of the PALACE OF ARTS in Lecce, in via 47 ° Regiment of Infantry n. 21, with a Gala reserved for collectors and Authorities.
On 12 December 2021, from 18:00, the doors of the magnificent gallery-museum will finally open to the public for the fabulous Party Art & Co.

Over a century of works of art by the undisputed masters of the international scene on display in Lecce until January 29, 2022

At the prestigious PALACE OF ARTS, in the heart of the enchanting Southern Baroque city, cradle full of millenary culture, Modern Art and Contemporary Art meet in an unprecedented riot of colors, shades, lights and shadows.
Prince Miškin, in the novel Dostoevsky’s Idiot stated: “Beauty will save the world”. And the Art & Co Galleries, which are inspired by art as a unique and absolute universal beauty, with the inaugurations of 11 and 12 December, in collaboration with Spirale Milano, have decided to celebrate 25 years of activity with an exhibition that can tell , in an exhaustive way, a unique and extraordinary journey, created with a solid look at the past and a careful scouting towards the present and the future of works that have made audiences from all over the globe dream.
Owner of Art & Co Gallerie with Simone Viola, the entrepreneur Tiziano Giurin, has been working in the field of art for almost thirty years. His careful gaze has always highlighted the difference between North and South in the artistic field. And it was from a visionary idea that the project was born to link the entire peninsula with a common thread through art. He, a dreamer who never gave up, brings a breath of ancient seventeenth-century splendor back to the Apulian capital. The Lecce stones of the historic center light up for the inaugural evening of the Palazzo delle Arti, while one hundred works on display by modern and contemporary artists are shown to the public in all their variegated beauty. A 360 ° exhibition of the artistic-cultural range that has characterized more than a century of the history of cosmopolitan art. Five years, therefore, thanks to Art & Co, for the whole of the South of our beautiful Italy, confirming that art has no borders or frontiers.
Two sections of the exhibition will have the task of investigating as many historical moments: the first dedicated to Nuoveaux realisme with unpublished and museum works by Fernandez Arman and Mimmo Rotella, the second to the Piazza del Popolo movement with works by Franco Angeli, Tano Festa, Giosetta Fioroni and Mario Schifano. A “museum” section will be dedicated to the Master of Pop Art Andy Warhol.
Further sections of the exhibition will broaden the gaze on important modern artists, such as Carla Accardi, Giorgio De Chirico, Lucio Fontana, Mario Schifano, Emilio Vedova and on numerous protagonists of the painting of our time, such as Giuseppe Amadio, Marco Catellani, Ottavio Celestino, Paolo de Cuarto , Francesco De Filippi, Antonio Durante, Deborah Gardella, Emanuele Giannelli, Marco Lodola, Antonio Longo, Barbara Nati, Ugo Nespolo, Lucio del Pezzo, Maddalena Saponara, Antonio Sirtori, Andrea Terenziani, Roberto Tondi, Giulio Turcato, Alessandro Valeri and Mr Wany .
The talented multifaceted artist Rabarama has created unique works specifically for this exhibition: sculptures of bodies that enclose the soul, a precious casket of man and his essence. And in such a vast panorama of the evolution of art, the monographic section could not be missing with prominent names such as the master Cesare Berlingeri and the international artist Simone D’Auria (exclusively with Art & Co for Italy), whose works come from from Art Basel Miami.
Through programmed itineraries, created through institutional exhibitions, catalogs raisonnes and national and international trade fairs, Art & Co has led its artists to an exponential growth in the artistic scenario of the last five decades.
The cultural mission of Art & Co is to bring art ever closer to its own public, creating real cultural salons in the beating hearts of our cities (Milan, Parma, Lecce).

Gallery opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 12:30 / 17: 00-20: 00
Sunday 19 December: 10:00 – 12:30 / 17: 00-20: 00
Free entry

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