Venice: Palazzo Fortuny - Mirco Marchelli – Silent Scene for Low Clouds exhibition. The “Fortuny and Wagner” exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny examines the influence of Wagner’s music and art on the visual arts in Italy. Mariano Fortuny in primis was an exponent of “wagnerism“, but the exhibition also boasts the contribution of an Italian contemporary artist, Mirco Marchelli. He presents for this occasion a musical installation and a series of paintings and sculptures entitled “Silent Scene for Low Clouds“, curated by Paolo Bolpagni and Elena Povellato, until April 8.
Musician and artist Mirco Marchelli with Mezza Bellezza 2013.
Mirco Marchelli – Silent Scene for low Clouds exhibition. The exhibition is held principally on the third floor of Palazzo Fortuny, in what is generally known as the Palazzo’s “attic”. This is the part of a “home” in which memories of past lives traditionally collect. The same holds true for the home and studio of Mariano Fortuny which was selected by Marchelli to exhibit his works, alongside Fortunys: torn sheets of paper with faded writing, dusty fabrics, boxes and photographs shaped and recomposed with an order of musical balance into new forms.
Mirco Marchelli - In Cauti Suoni, 2013, alongside an anonymous funeral mask of Ludwig van Beethoven and Augusto Benvenuti’s Richard Wagner’s funeral mask, 1883.
Palazzo Fortuny’s director Daniela Ferretti and the curators of the exhibition Elena Povellato and Paolo Bolpagni.
Mirco Marchelli – Bombardino, 2001.
Mirco Marchelli – Silent Scene for low Clouds exhibition. Alongside Mariano Fortuny’s works and the velvet works and boxes of the Wagnerian cycle, a number of small wax and canvas items “timidly” make their appearance. They are joined by stools with mysterious packages tied in string, slender ceramics with luminous transparencies that go to create the link rounding off the exhibition’s inquiry into the influence of Wagnerism, in which all artistic forms, music above all, strive towards the same goal: the “total work of art”.
Above: Mirco Marchelli - In Cauti Suoni, 2013, hung amongst Mariano Fortuny Y Madrazo’s Wagnerian cycle paintings.
Jewelery designer Caterina Mancuso wearing her ceramic earrings.
Mirco Marchelli – Silent Scene for low Clouds exhibition. Mirco Marchelli’s Mezza Bellezza, 2012 with a model for a labyrinth in the Villa Pisani at Stra by Santo Benato and Giovanni Gloria from a drawing by Gerolamo Frigimelica circa 1720 and two bonzes, Mostro Marino and Ninfa.
Mirco Marchelli – Silent Scene for low Clouds exhibition. Two Mirco Marchelli 2013 works, both called Vale un Pero.