Osvaldo Licini. Let a Sheer Folly Swweep Me Away

Public Programs for Osvaldo Licini: Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away

In conjunction with the exhibition Osvaldo Licini: Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers a series of free collateral activities to the public, children and adults alike. The Public Programs of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are supported by Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz.

Family Workshop: Impertinent Intent
October 6, 2018, 3pm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A workshop for families by Marco Dallari, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Trento and author of the illustrated children’s book dedicated to Osvaldo Licini, Che cos’è l’intenzionalità? Dallari will lead young visitors and their chaperones to rediscover common objects according to personal convictions and experiences rather than solely for their objective function.
For children 4–10 years old and one chaperone. Free activity, advance booking required by calling +39.041.2405485 as of October 1.

Doppio senso: Tactile Visits at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
October 20 and 21, 2018, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Thanks to Doppio Senso, the inclusive accessibility program designed for blind and visually impaired visitors—though participation is open to all—children and adults will visit the exhibition with Valeria Bottalico and explore tactile reproductions of paintings by Osvaldo Licini. A workshop with the blind artist Felice Tagliaferri will follow to introduce participants to modeling.
Free activity. On October 20, 2pm and 3:30pm, adults only; October 21, 3pm, children 6–10 years old only.

Kids day. Let’s Discover Osvaldo Licini.
September 23 and November 18, 2018, 3pm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Children (4–10 years old) will familiarize with works by Osvaldo Licini during two free, educational workshops. On two Sunday afternoons they will discover the poetry of Licini’s Amalasunthas and the rigorous geometry of his Archipaintings.
Advance booking required by calling +39.041.2405444 on the Friday before each workshop.

Exhibition Talks. Beyond Licini.

October–December 2018, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Gallery lectures with scholars who will discuss issues explored in the exhibition.
Free with purchase of admission ticket.

The first two lectures on October 25 and November 22 by Mattia Patti, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Pisa, will explore diagnostic investigations on paintings on display.

October 25, at 12:30pm in Italian, 3pm in English
Mattia Patti: "Below the Painted Surface: the Extraordinary Palimpsests of Osvaldo Licini’s Paintings"

November 29, at 12:30pm in Italian, 3pm in English
Mattia Patti: "Time and Styles: the Course of Osvaldo Licini’s Art"

Mattia Patti.
Mattia Patti, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Pisa, began researching Osvaldo Licini at the time of his Ph.D. at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. He then studied the techniques related to painting and the making of art objects. He collaborates with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR), both in Florence, on national and European research programs and non-invasive investigation projects. He has published extensively on this topic, and was coordinator of the Futurahma (www.futurahma.it) interdisciplinary research project on painting techniques by early 20th-century Italian painters, with a focus on Futurism. He studied 20th-century sculpture and contemporary drawing and curated installations and publications on various modern and contemporary art collections.

"He who seeks certainty rarely finds it:" Osvaldo Licini's Poetics.
A Conversation with Emilio Isgrò between Art and Literature

November 27, 2018, 6pm, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice
A conversation between Stefano Papetti, Director of the Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea “Osvaldo Licini” in Ascoli Piceno, Daniela Simoni, Director of the Centro Studi Osvaldo Licini in Monte Vidon Corrado, Massimo Raffaeli, philologist and literary critic, and the artist Emilio Isgrò, who has always professed his interest in Licini’s work and poetics. The conversation will be moderated by Luca Scarlini.
The conversation will be held in Italian only. Free entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Watch the conversation

Exquisite Poetry. A Day of Poetry at the Museum.
December 8, 2018, 10am–6pm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
A day dedicated to poetry aficionados will offer visitors an opportunity to be inspired by Osvaldo Licini’s works and to practice their poetic creativity. Visitors will participate in the composition of a collective text inspired by the Surrealist game of “exquisite cadaver” and will then be invited to share their contribution onsite and then online as #PoesiaSquisita.
MeP, Movimento per l’Emancipazione della Poesia, and Instagram poets will also contribute to the program.
Free with purchase of admission ticket.

Books in a Bag
December 8-9, 2018
Come by the Museum Shop of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, purchase a tote bag or any other bag and then fill it with free exhibition catalogs published by the museum in the last few years