National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday 21 February at 17.00
Presentation
 
The infinite present
29 poets and 29 artists for the bicentennial of L'Infinito di Leopardi
CAPIRE Edizioni, Forlì-Florence

Introduced
Simona Marchini, Arnaldo Colasanti


 
 
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the composition of L'infinito, written in 1819 by the still-twenty-year-old Giacomo Leopardi, 29 poets and 29 artists were invited to pronounce themselves, each through their own poetics, on the theme of infinity.
 
This was the case of Claudio Damiani, Simona Marchini, Roberto Pietrosanti and Giuseppe Salvatori, L'Infinito presente, a large-format book-opera which, through the juxtaposition of a text and an image, unfolds linearly to 18 meters and that Thursday, February 21, 2019, and then again for four days, will be exhibited in the Central Hall of the National Gallery. On this occasion the poets will alternate in reading the texts in the book.
 
From this unique work, created by Sergio Pandolfini (Il Bulino), is born the editorial project of the same book in a reduced format recently published by CAPIRE Edizioni and which will be introduced to the public on Thursday 21 February by Simona Marchini and Arnaldo Colasanti.
 
These are the names of the poets and artists involved:
Claudio Adami, Domenico Adriano, Sveva Angeletti, Annelisa Alleva, Andrea Aquilanti, Antonella Anedda, Leonardo Aquilino, Daniela Attanasio, Giuseppe Capitano, Daniele Bollea, Elvio Chiricozzi, Silvia Bre, Christophe Constantin, Franco Buffoni, Daniela De Lorenzo, Nicola Bultrini, Gianni Dessì, Ennio Cavalli, Marilù Eustachio, Valentina Colonna, Andrea Fogli, Claudio Damiani, Roberta Folliero, Paolo Del Colle, Pietro Fortuna, Simone Di Biasio, Alberto Garutti, Pietro Federico, Giuliano Giuliani, Sonia Gentile, Felice Levini, Valerio Grutt, HH Lim, Gianfranco Lauretano, Flavio Micheli, Valerio Magrelli, Leila Mirzakhani, Vincenzo Mascolo, Giulia Napoleone, Daniele Mencarelli, Innocenzo Odescalchi, Renato Minore, Roberto Pietrosanti, Massimo Morasso, Carlo Rea, Renzo Paris, Marina Sagona, Vanni Pierini, Giuseppe Salvatori, Davide Rondoni, Andrea Santarlasci, Irene Santori, Sacha Turchi, Beppe Sebaste, Guendalina Urbani, Yari Selvetella, Qinggang Xiang, Zingonia Zingone.
 
 
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