Art Exhibitions

Conceiving, meeting artists, curating,
Bringing life to art,
bringing art to  life

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Il Rinascimento parla ebraico
The Renaissance speaks Hebrew

The Mantua of Mantegna, Vittore Carpaccio and Venice, the Tuscany of Sassetta, the Rome of Raffaello, the Ferrara of Cosmè Tura and Ludovico Mazzolino. The itinerary of the exhibition is full of paintings and visual suggestions. The great Renaissance painters are fascinated by Hebrew and Judaism, and put their passion before our eyes. The MEIS wants to take you, however, beyond the images. We want to show you the personal relationships and the social dimension that made the creative miracle of the Renaissance possible. We are going to explore the cities. Synagogues, where people pray and study. The streets, where Jews live side by side with the rest of the population. Or where, as in the case of the Venice ghetto, in 1516, they began to be confined to a particular neighbourhood. We also want to talk about gender relations and the Jewish female world. We will meet Jewish women who copy manuscripts, or who actively participate in economic life. Women who are experts in medicine, officially licensed, or entrepreneurs, active and respected.

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Emilio Isgrò
L’oro della Mirandola
The Gold of Mirandola Cancellature
per Giovanni Pico

The exhibition of one of the greatest contemporary Italian artists in the ancient rooms of a noble Palace
curated by Marco Bazzini and Silvana Greco
Palazzo Bondoni Pastorio,Castiglione delle Stiviere
7 September - 9 November 2014

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Gerusalemme di Lettere
Jerusalem of Letters

The Palazzo Bondoni Pastorio Museum displays a sea of books. They are novels by Israeli writeres as well as poems and scholarly texts, written in Hebrew and translated into Italian and turned into sculptures by Italian artists.