Staging in progress in Embassy, between iconography and writing. There are Dante illustrations from Amos Nattini, 1921, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There is contemporaneity, with Dante and the illuminated Commedia in graphic novel, by the American cartoonist George Cochrane.
“We have decided to complete this year’s events with one to be held here in the Embassy – says the Ambassador of Italy in San Marino, Sergio Mercuri – in the belief that both the image and the language unite us very closely ”.
From pop to the manuscripts, with 12 facsimiles out of the 30 existing in libraries all over the world: “They are facsimiles reproductions of illuminated manuscripts – explains the Ambassador, Maria Giovanna Fadiga, curator of the exhibition – in a congruous number, about half, of the existing Dante manuscripts, all between 1350 and 1450 ”.
An exhibition that travels in parallel, in the sign of the collaboration between San Marino and the Embassy of Italy, with the State Library that will exhibit “Hidden Witnesses”, with fourteenth-century fragments of the Commedia from the Municipal Historical Archives of Moat of Vico. “Collaboration between territories is a message in itself – comments the Secretary of Culture, Andrea Belluzzi -; culture often comes first, or it underlines this value: collaborating with Italy and with the territories that surround us is a policy that we are pursuing on several levels in the government, from tourism, to foreign policy, to the development of infrastructures. The message – continues Belluzzi – is that of a strong of cooperation on this project and on the projects that we will carry out in 2022 “.
In the video, the interviews with the Ambassador of Italy in San Marino, Sergio Mercuri; to the Ambassador, Maria Giovanna Fadiga, curator of the exhibition and to the Secretary of State for Culture, Andrea Belluzzi