sacred architecture: fuksas architect’s church of san paolo in foligno

On a recent trip to Umbria, I visited Foligno and was surprised by the contemporary culture the town has to offer. The third stop after the CIAC and the Calamita Cosmica was the church of San Paolo designed by Fuksas Architects. The monolithic concrete cube protrudes from the landscape looking less like a religious center… Read More sacred architecture: fuksas architect’s church of san paolo in foligno

“calamita cosmica,” an enormous skeleton by gino de dominicis

Gino De Dominicis (1947-1998) created this giant skeleton sculpture in 1989, nine years before his own death. The Calamita Cosmica, or Cosmic Magnet, was first exhibited in 1990 and subsequently traveled around Europe for many years before making its final resting place in the former church of the Santissima Trinità in Annunziata in Foligno. The… Read More “calamita cosmica,” an enormous skeleton by gino de dominicis

julian schnabel at the centro italiano arte contemporanea through june 23

Who would have expected to find a [free] exhibition of 14 major works by Julian Schnabel, some of them never shown before in Italy, in Foligno, a small city in Umbria? In fact, since 2009 (after 9 years of development), the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Foligno has founded the Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea – an… Read More julian schnabel at the centro italiano arte contemporanea through june 23