Adolphe Appia, Orphée et Eurydice | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Francesca Carosso, Alessandra Castellengo, Veronica Morando
Exhibition
Scenamadre
Rome,
Italy
DATES
Oct 9, 2018
through
Jan 27, 2019
VENUE
Teatro Argentina, Teatro India, Teatro Torlonia, and Teatro Valle
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Adolphe Appia, Orphée et Eurydice | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Francesca Carosso, Alessandra Castellengo, Veronica Morando

Scenamadre, Models for a history of scenic architecture

Scenamadre, Models for a history of scenic architecture

Exhibition

Exhibition

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November 5, 2018

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© Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino | Fabio Amerio

Cover image: Adolphe Appia, Orphée et Eurydice, model created by Francesca Carosso, Alessandra Castellengo, Veronica Morando

“Scenamadre, Models for a history of scenic architecture” is an exhibition presented by the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin. 

First on show in Turin in 2013, the exhibition was presented in Bahrain last March at the Bahrain National Theatre and is now on show in Rome in the form of a multiple-location exhibition spread over four Roman theatres—Argentina, India, Torlonia, and Valle.

Renzo Piano, Ulisse e la balena bianca | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Sara Taverna
Renzo Piano, Ulisse e la balena bianca | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Sara Taverna

The exhibition is curated by Valeria Piasentà, Massimo Voghera, and Claudia Esposito. The models are made by the students of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where, over the course of their studies, they go deep into the history of scenography by reconstructing machines, places and scenographic artifices that have marked the international history of scenic arts over the centuries.

Drury Lane Royal Theatre | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Elena Ronco
Drury Lane Royal Theatre | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Elena Ronco

The visitor can enjoy models reproducing mechanisms, settings, and theatrical machinery, as well as drawings and video installations. A way to experience the history of scenic arts in a three-dimensional form. The exhibit is enriched by four models of the Teatro Stabile di Torino, with theatrical performances that have gone down in history signed by artists such as Giulio Paolini, Enrico Job, Carlo Giulian, and Margherita Palli.

El Lisitskij, I Want a Baby | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Elena Ronco
El Lisitskij, I Want a Baby | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Created by Chantal Buratore, Elena Ronco

Chronological and thematic modules trace the path in the different theaters’ spaces to tell the evolution of experimentation in scenography and scenic arts starting from classical Greece and Rome up to the contemporary. Reconstructions from Priene to Drury Lane and the Globe, from a baroque sea-machine to Pepper’s ghost illusionist technique, from the works of Appia, Dobuzinsky, Svoboda to Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando. A video installation also traces the history of the performing arts through the gaze of film directors.

Adolphe Appia, Orphée et Eurydice | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Realised by Francesca Carosso, Alessandra Castellengo, Veronica Morando
Adolphe Appia, Orphée et Eurydice | Model from the exhibition Scenamadre | Realised by Francesca Carosso, Alessandra Castellengo, Veronica Morando