In Zagreb the first multimedia exhibition devoted to the masterpiece by the great Tuscan artist.
Magister Giotto – The Scrovegni Chapel is the immersive exhibition by Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment, dedicated to one of the key protagonists of Italian Art history: Giotto di Bondone (1267 – 1337). In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture and the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the exhibition at the Galerija AMZ (7 November 2018 – 15 January 2019) presents one of the greatest masterpieces of Giotto: the Scrovegni Chapel of Padua, frescoed between 1303 and 1305.
The exhibition, conceived in two sequential areas, introduces artistic and theological contents within an immersive and theatrical installation, while taking an in-depth look at the techniques and the historical period through a short film entirely shot in the Scrovegni Chapel.
The declination of contents is experienced through a dramatic and musical narration, inserting itself in the tradition of the best Italian film, and the experimentation of new technologies and enlarging - assembling techniques. Visitors are thus immersed in an absolutely unique experience, accompanied by the original music by jazz artist Paolo Fresu and, for the Italian version, the voice of actor Luca Zingaretti. The exhibition will also be accessible in Croatian and English.
The Scrovegni Chapel is one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art. The story begins on 6 February 1300, when Enrico Scrovegni – an affluent Paduan banker – purchases the area of the ancient Roman Arena. A sumptuous palace is built on the site, with an adjoining chapel to serve as a private oratory and sepulchral monument. Enrico commissions Giotto, then thirty-five, to decorate this monument. He has to follow an extremely complex iconographic and theological programme, which reveals the presence, alongside the Master, of a theologian of doctrinal sophistication. In the atmosphere of the first Jubilee in history (proclaimed by Boniface VIII in February 1300) the Arena Chapel enacts God’s Reconciliation to mankind and points to the path that we are called to choose for being saved.
Magister Giotto – The Scrovegni Chapel is an exhibition curated by Alessandro Tomei, Professor of History of Medieval Art, and Giuliano Pisani, Classic Philologist and Art Historian, in close collaboration with the Artistic Director Luca Mazzieri, author and director, and the Executive Director Alessandra Costantini, architect and designer. Renato Saporito, CEO of Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment, is in charge of the creative supervision.
Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment S.r.l.
CEO Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment S.r.l.
Full Professor of History of Medieval Art, “G.D’Annunzio” University, Chieti - Pescara. Formerly curator of “Giotto e il Trecento”, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 2009.
Classical philologist and art historian. Member of the Board of Guarantors for the Promotion of Classical Culture of the MIUR. Author of “I volti segreti di Giotto” (Rizzoli, 2008).
Italian Narrator Voice
Croatian Narrator Voice
TILBE YESIM KUCUKONDER
Assistant Executive Management
International Relations Account
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN ZAGREB
STEFANIA DEL BRAVO
THE ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM IN ZAGREB
AMZ Gallery Manager
PR and marketing
Technical execution / support
PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB
TURISTIČKA ZAJEDNICA GRADA ZAGREBA
ADVENT U ZAGREBU
SVEUČILIŠTE U ZAGREBU, AKADEMIJA LIKOVNIH UMJETNOSTI