On Friday 13 December, the presentation of the book that tells about the exhibition at Palazzo Monferrato, headquarters of Museo AcdB, inaugurated for the Centenary of the "Campionissimo" and open until 2 February 2020, the year of the 60th anniversary of the death of the great Heron. Appointment at 6 pm in the conference room of via San Lorenzo 21 in Alessandria.
ACdB, 13 December 2019 - After celebrating its second year of activity - in fact, it was inaugurated on 30 November 2017 - the Museum Alessandria Città delle Biciclette has decided to close the Centenary of Fausto Coppi (born in Castellania on 19 September 2019) and open the 60th since his death (he died in Tortona on 2 January 1960) with the exhibition "Scatti, Fausto Coppi and his photographers - and a dialogue with the works of Miguel Soro". The exhibition now has its own catalogue and will be presented on Friday 13 December 2019 at 6pm at the conference room of Palazzo Monferrato in Alessandria.
The book, linelab.edizioni, tells in one hundred pages about Fausto Coppi through the lens of his great photographers and dialogues with the works of the Spanish painter Miguel Soro, who for this review has set up his first monographic exhibition dedicated to the Campionissimo. Over 40 exciting works with his painting-collage, a genre much loved by fans of cycling history and beyond.
The catalogue of the "Scatti" exhibition includes contributions by Giovanna Calvenzi, Giuseppe Castelnovi, Gianni Cerasuolo, Roberto Mugavero, Franco Rota and Massimiliano Verdino, with texts by Luciana Rota and an editorial project by Giorgio Annone. Gian Paolo Coscia, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Alessandria, Antonio Mario Molteni, president of the Foundation Museo del Ciclismo Madonna del Ghisallo , Vittoria Poggio, councillor for culture, tourism and commerce of the Piedmont Region, Luciano Mariano, president of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Alessandria with Carola Gentilini and Roberto Livraghi, director of the Ghisallo Museum and director of Museo AcdB respectively, introduce the contents of the volume, which illustrates the exhibition in depth with images and texts (including multimedia links).
To celebrate its two-year anniversary, the museum is successfully offering a period of free admission, as part of a national initiative entitled Io vado al museo (I'm going to the museum), designed to encourage people to visit Italian museums. Palazzo Monferrato (within which the exhibition's visitor routes have also been created) completely free of charge until 2 February 2020, i.e. for as long as the Coppi exhibition remains open.
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