Clementina Ricci - Gallery Reception and Remarks
Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:30 - 8:00pm
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In conjunction with the exhibition Leonardo Ricci: Design Investigations on the Question of Dwelling, please join the School of Architecture for a reception and gallery remarks by Clementina Ricci, granddaughter of Leonardo Ricci, who will speak on her grandfather’s life, works and legacy.
Clementina Ricci is an anthropologist born in Florence in 1977. On the occasion of the centennial of Leonardo Ricci, her grandfather, she gathered a group of Professors, researchers and institutions to build a national committee for the celebrations of this important architect, painter and writer of the twentieth century, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture.
She manages part of Ricci’s fund that helps PhD students and researchers with their projects, collaborates with tour guides at the casa-studio, where she is living, and contributes to the digitization of all the projects, drawings and pictures that Leonardo Ricci left at his house and that are still not part of the fund of property of CSAC – the Study Centre and Communications Archive of Parma University, where Ricci donated part of his projects at the beginning of 1980.
She collaboratively curates the program of the National Committee that is based on three different exhibitions: one at CSAC, another at Museo del 900 in Florence, and the third through the reconstructions of a part of his studio with the use of private objects and unpublished work. The latter exhibition opens the 12th of April in Florence, and shows Ricci’s artistic thought through his book Anonimuos of the XX Century, published in New York in 1962 by Braziller. The show follows his book in its progression, connecting his thought as existentialist and his work as architect and painter, creating a multifaceted portrait of Ricci through an interdisciplinary path.
The target of next year is to organize an international symposium on Leonardo Ricci, to start a photographic campaign of his realized projects and to research his American period, still partly unknown.
Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff
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