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40th anniversary of the opening of the Remo Brindisi Museum-Home

Source: Comacchio.itJuly 17 2013

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its opening (1973),the Remo Brindisi Museum House at Lido di Spina, will host an artistic event of great importance for the summer of 2013. From 15 to 20 July 2013, in a specially designed space in the garden of the Remo Brindisi Museum House,

the Italian-Swedish artist and architect Duilio Forte will create one of his special wooden installations. The work will be part of the Sleipnir series, composed of 26 installations made from 2008 to 2013.
Duilio Forte carries out an artistic research that combines sculpture, architecture and craftsmanship, creating monumental sculptures usable, "habitable" or, if you prefer, furniture and houses in the form of sculpture. A strong bond with nature, a romantic and anticlassical spirit characterizes his work. His way of designing is organic, like a spontaneous growth of structures.
The relationship with nature is magical and echoes an ancient animist spirit linked to Nordic mythology, from which descends the call to Sleipnir, the horse of Odin. Its architectures-sculptures are found in the most suitable environment among the trees or among the reflections of mirrors of water and lagoons.
Due to the characteristics linked to the particularity of the Remo Brindisi Museum House, the structure can be "inhabited", using it as an outdoor kiosk-bar.
Designed in Milan by AtelierFORTE and then built and assembled at Lido di Spina with a participatory workshop, the sculpture designed by Duilio Forte, will be connoted as a prototype of a structure of value, light, removable, eco-sustainable which could be inspired, in different versions, for the construction by the sea, on the canals or in the valley.
Duilio Forte's art, linked to the use of traditional materials and forms, can be considered as fully in tune with the peculiar characteristics of the lagoon territory and with the seasonality of tourist activities.
Thanks to this project, the municipal administration of Comacchio intends to deliver a virtuous example of building to the territory, addressing, for technical interest, the promotion and communication of this initiative to builders, architects, tour operators and, for artistic relevance, to the many tourists on the coast.
Students from the Politecnico di Milano, the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ferrara will be involved in the project.
The moment of realization of the work, organized as a workshop open to 5 participants, will be documented through photos and audio-video. Responsible for the documentation will be Samuele Romano, professional director who will coordinate and supervise the figures involved in video making, Andrea Samaritani, professional photographer who for twenty years documents the territory of Comacchio, its valleys and has published several photo-journalistic reports in major Italian magazines and Maurizio Cinti who will take care, as a director, the video documentation of the event.
Milan Makers Association
Workshop: from 15 to 20 July 2013
Opening: 20th July 2013 - 9pm - Meeting with the Artist. Followed by Dj Set and buffet.
Free admission.
Two exhibitions on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Remo Brindisi House-Museum
From 20 August to October 2013 - Lido di Spina - Remo Brindisi House-Museum - Via Pisano

The Remo Brindisi House Museum is an art and life project in a public place. Villa Brindisi, located on Lido di Spina, was conceived as an exhibition space for the works that the artist Remo Brindisi, a passionate collector, has accumulated since the beginning of his career through his frequent visits to artists and galleries in Milan, Venice, Paris, New York. Today the collection offers a very significant repertoire of Italian and international movements and currents of the twentieth century, with particular regard to the lively artistic environment that animated the Milan of the '50s and '70s.
Brindisi wanted to open its museum to the public through a free and free use, according to a civil choice in the direction of a "democratization" of art. The authors of the extensive collection have always been perceived as a source of inspiration and ideal "travelling companions", assembled in an exhibition without hierarchies (the "big ones" alongside the emerging ones) and in a constant and frank confrontation between poetics and movements.
The villa that houses the collection was designed by the architect-designer - and friend - Nanda Vigo. The interior space is shaped to perceive, with as much spontaneity and naturalness as possible, the harmony composed of a permanent collection in continuous evolution, the design of the various functional areas and furnishings and an architecture made above all of light. A light that, in the poetics of Nanda Vigo, from physical becomes mental, hyperuranic space. The environments intended for the public and those once intended for the holiday and creative life of Brindisi and its guests, are interwoven into a single concept of life in contact with art.
Consistently with what was done in creating its museum, Brindisi decided to transform the villa on Lido di Spina and all its contents into public property through a bequest in favour of the Municipality of Comacchio consisting of a beautiful work of architecture and design, about two thousand paintings, sculptures, works of art, a large specialized library and a documentary archive.

Remo Brindisi
Remo Brindisi presented himself on the Italian art scene in the immediate post-war period. Some exhibitions held in Venice and Milan in the galleries of Carlo Cardazzo made him known to the general public.
Born in 1918, with a long period of study in Rome and Urbino behind him, Brindisi gained immediate fame in the fervid Milanese cultural environment, distinguishing himself for his militant positions within the controversy between realists and abstractionists. Deployed with the group "Linea" and then with the movement of "Realismo", his figurative language is immediately characterized by personal expressionist cadences.
The civil commitment of the artist is condensed in the memorable double pictorial series on the themes of resistance and the history of Fascism. A great symbolic value, in those years of profound ideological contrasts, also assumes its cycle of the Way of the Cross, projected into the dehumanizing metropolitan reality. Remembrances of the pastoral and peasant environments of Abruzzi's childhood and revisitations of Venetian landscapes characterize Brindisi's last frontier of research between current events and memory.
Between the '60s and '70s he carried out a very intense exhibition activity in Italy and in the main foreign capitals. In 1972 he was appointed president of the Triennale di Milano. For a long time Remo Brindisi was a professor and director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata.
He died in his House Museum, at Lido di Spina, on 25 July 1996.

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