From 11 June to 3 September 2019, CUBO presented TRACCE, a selection of works from the Artistic Heritage of the Unipol Group.
The idea of the exhibition arose from the publication of the first general catalogue of heritage works created for CUBO's fifth birthday, on 26 March.Hence the decision to give visibility to the works through an exhibition in CUBO’s spaces, to highlight not only their importance and quality, but also their custody as an act of social responsibility for artistic and cultural heritage, the result of various acquisitions and collections, as well as mergers between various insurance companies.
As Pierluigi Stefanini, chairman of the Unipol Group, said: “In pursuing corporate social responsibility, I believe it is essential to share this artistic heritage with the community, with the aim of encouraging enjoyment by an increasingly large audience, able to benefit from a number of works”. Traces of identity of Italian art. Works from the heritage of the Unipol Group
catalogue with text by Christian Caliandro, published by Silvana Editoriale, has been recognised by MIBACT as part of the Italian calendar of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
On display for the first time, La charette
(1925) by Marc CHAGALL
, Tombeau d'un roi maure
(1929) by Alberto SAVINIO
, Composizione spaziale
(1949) by Lucio FONTANA
together with some works by Carlo LEVI
, Yang PEI-MING
, Mario SCHIFANO
and some of the other most important Italian artists of the 20th century, allowed us to provide a taste of some collections between the 1950s and the 1990s.
The exhibition was inaugurated with an event aimed at enhancing the importance of languages accessible to the public, which help establish a bridge between the forms of art and those of life. Milena Naldi
, art historian, Giorgia Olivieri
, expert journalist in Bolognese costume, and Alice Zannoni
, art critic and curator, author of the book “L'arte contemporanea spiegata a mia nonna, ridere, piangere e capire
” (Contemporary art explained to my grandmother, laughing, crying and understanding), have highlighted how the language of art, which seems difficult to understand, puts the person at the centre and can be a tool for development, inclusion and dialogue because “Art is a legacy of the present to the future.... and therein lies the moral obligation of transferability. There is an ethical value that marks the difference between the concept of heritage, which is consumed, and that of inheritance, which is instead carried forward
”. Alice Zannoni
The exhibition project has been enriched in the CUBO App
, an ad hoc multimedia application that enables intuitive and independent expansion of the contents of the exhibition – available on Apple Store
e Google Play
- Franco Gentilini,
Piazza Castello, 1962, courtesy Archivio Franco Gentilini
- Mario Raciti, Presenze/Assenze, 1970, courtesy artista
- Bruno Pulga, s.t., 1975