Roma – Arrive in Rome from 22 June at Palazzo delle Esposizioni the exhibition Touch the beauty. Maria Montessori Bruno Munari. The sense of touch and the experience of beauty have been severely affected by the limitations imposed by the health emergency. Accepting a challenge that may seem audacious, after the great success at the Omero State Tactile Museum in Ancona, on the centenary of Filippo T. Marinetti’s Tactile Manifesto, the exhibition puts the importance of touching and its aesthetic and educational value.
Roma – An opportunity to learn more about two of the most illustrious protagonists of modern Italian culture, recognized and appreciated all over the world and for the first time together in an exhibition, through the thought and materials of Maria Montessori e the original projects and works of Bruno Munari. Starting from different experiences, formations and reflections, they find a possible meeting point precisely in the tactile aesthetic experience.
Roma – The set-up, redesigned for the occasion by Fabio Fornasari, is built around five thematic nuclei: shapes, materials, the skin of things, alphabets and tactile narratives, manipulating and interacting. Each section tells the dialogue between the two protagonists through objects, books, tools displayed on specially conceived and designed tables, whose shapes are in dialogue with the works on the wall. At the end of the path the last one laboratory-table allows visitors to safely observe, manipulate and experiment with a selection of works and objects that will explore different aspects and links every month.
Of the multifaceted artist and designer Bruno Munari will be exhibited more than 30 original works and editorial works, which testify how his entire long creative path, starting from the 1940s, has always been characterized by a strong attention to the themes of multisensory – and tactility in particular – and by the artistic use of a large quantity and variety of natural and industrial materials also for pedagogical purposes. Next to useless machines and there tactile messages, the little monkey Zizì, original design toy winner of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award and the ten works of the series positive negative. The novelty of the Roman stage is the Booklet (1993), created with Marco Ferreri and composed of six soft cushions edged with micro-stories.
Of Maria Montessori both the educational model and some will be presented historical objects loaned for the first time by the Montessori National Opera From Rome. Particular attention will be paid to the development materials designed for sensory education and of the hand, defined by herself as the organ of intelligence. Give her thermal tablets all frosted letters, come on solid joints to pink tower, until to botanical tables and at color fuzes, to accompany visitors to discover the world through objects that speak of geometry, geography, music, mathematics while building beauty at the same time.
A dynamic exhibition that looks towards the future and the possibility of being able to return to fully experience tactile and multisensory experiences with a new and more mature awareness.
Starting in the autumn, if the anti – Covid 19 regulations allow it, they will be organized educational workshops for schools and families, as well as workshops and training days aimed at teachers, educators and museum operators according to the Bruno Munari method and the Montessori model.
Information and timetables: consult the site of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
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