Art pandemic in Trentino's provincial castles

Plenty of events proposed by the provincial castles

From the exhibition dedicated to Rembrandt, to the opening of the restored Count's Stube in Castel Caldes, from the exhibition on the biosphere and environmental protection in Castel Stenico to Mandy Barker's exhibition in Castel Beseno.  

The Castello del Buonconsiglio together with Castel Thun, Castel Beseno and Castel Stenico reopened on June 2nd after a forced closure of almost three months with the exceptional proposal of a visit for 1 euro for the whole month of June. At the time, they offer visitors an art "pandemic" with exhibitions, new rooms and fittings that make this summer an attractive one too, always guaranteeing a visit in full compliance with security protocols with entry quotas and bookings required. Actually, it's not the summer that was planned well in advance: the great exhibition event dedicated to the great painter of Fede Galizia (of Trentino origin) has been postponed until next year, but the museum proposes some exhibitions to make the visit to our manors even more special.

At Castel Caldes the magnificent Stube del Conte (Count’s cocklestove), a vast room carefully restored and furnished in every detail, is open to the public from the end of July.

Moreover, after about two years of restoration work curated by the museum, with the collaboration of the Department for Cultural Heritage, the Stanza di Olinda (Olinda’s room) has returned to its former glory with the perfect restoration of the plaster, the inlaid fir floor, the wall covering and the completely original wooden ceiling, while the furnishings and the precious masonry heater of the Baroque age come from the collections of the Castello del Buonconsiglio. 

The exhibition Rembrandt, dedicated to a collection of engravings by Rembrandt and coming from the Lazzari Turco Menz collection, illustrates the graphic work of the Dutch master born in Leiden in 1606 and died in Amsterdam in 1669. The exhibition aims to deepen the  knowledge, fame, diffusion but also the fortune of the illustrious Dutch master, whose brilliant expressive power has left indelible and deep traces in the history of art.

From July 3 the exhibition "Not in my planet", a series of photographic works by the award-winning photographer Mandy Barker in a context of extraordinary monumental and scenic beauty, is  on display at Castel Beseno. The aim of the exhibition is to capture everybody's attention and make us think about one of the main problems that afflict our days: pollution and the incredible abundance of waste. The exhibition is the result of the collaboration with the Purification Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento and the waste collection agencies, as part of an information campaign to fight plastic pollution. The exhibition consists of 4 sections: Shoal, Soup, Indefinitive and Snow Flurry in which the artist stimulates an emotional response in the viewer by combining the contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction and subsequent message of awareness. The images, reworked with sophisticated and effective digital techniques, are based on photographs of objects physically found on the beach or drifting in the ocean.

At Castel Stenico the exhibitions dedicated to the protection of the environment continue, in particular the exhibition dedicated to the Biosphere Reserve "Alpi Ledrensi e Judicaria", which can be visited until October 2020 during the usual visiting hours.  The exhibition recounts, through installations and audiovisual materials, the characteristics and values of the territory recognized within the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere program (Man and the Biosphere, in the acronym MAB), the network of these excellences in Italy and in the world and the different opportunities given by being part of a worldwide program. The exhibition also hosts some of the installations created by the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, which present the network of Italian Biosphere Reserves, specifying their deep relationship with typical agricultural and food production and quality food and wine.