Ortigia in mostra is a project curated by Angelo De Grande and Ciro Salinitro, which aims to get the art out of the usual circuits by creating two different exhibition paths spread throughout the island of Ortigia: “Lei” by Mauro Drudi (02/07 – 02/09) and “Portraits” by Andrea Ventura (03/08 – 03/09).
Born in Cattolica in 1963, Mauro Drudi is a multifaceted artist.
Writer, painter and poet collaborates with Oliviero Toscani and Goran Bregovic at the show “Amen” written and produced for Rai in 2001. Since then he has worked music and show until, in 2012 begins its story with “Lei”, the Virgin Annunciate realized by Antonello da Messina that Drudi revisits in key pop. From 2013 the “Lei” series begins to be exhibited throughout Italy.
Curated by Angelo De Grande
Chiesa di S. Cristoforo, 02/07 – 26/08
Artistic installation composed of multiple paintings on wood, all depicting various pop interpretations of the famous Virgin Annunciate by Antonello da Messina.
Born in Milan in 1968, Andrea Ventura moved to New York in 1991. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
An internationally renowned painter and illustrator, he has exhibited in various countries around the world, winning a gold and two silver medals at the Society of Illustrators in New York (1999) and a gold medal at the Lead Awards (2010). In 2013 he published his first monograph in Germany, Carnevale, published by Gestalten.
Curated by Francesco Piazza
SAC – Sant’Agostino Contemporanea, via Nizza 14, 03/08 – 03/09
The portraits of Andrea Ventura are the result of the numerous commissions received from 1995 to 2018. A widespread exhibition that offers a personal look on the world of VIPs, whose images have been published on some covers of the series “Classici del pensiero” published by the BUR or of the main national and international magazines such as “The New York Times”, “The New Yorker”, “Forbes”, “Newsweek”, “Il Sole 24 ore”, “La Repubblica” and many others.