LA NOTTE DE IL TERZO GIORNO
PARMA, SATURDAY 26 MAY. A SPECIAL EVENING.
On the evening and night of May 26 the centre of Parma will host a series of cultural events related to the Third Day exhibition, open until July 1 at the Governor’s Palace.
Davines is the sponsor of The Night of the Third Day together with the municipality of Parma, as a gift to the City recently named Italy’s 2020 Capital of Culture.
This cultural event offers visitors and the citizens of Parma a theatrical machine with small and big events connected with each other and inspired by the suggestive theme of the moon. The evening’s trail has many stops in various spaces in the city’s historical centre that for this occasion will open the doors of many venues rich in charm and beauty, even the most secret ones. On the night of May 26, Parma will become an extended stage with the extraordinary opening of museums, private palaces and shores.
1) “IL TERZO GIORNO” EXHIBITION
Palazzo del Governatore,
Piazza Garibaldi 19
Time: 10.00 AM – 10.30 PM (special opening)
Guided visits available upon reservation
The Third Day exhibition offers the city a new and unexpected insight on the topic of sustainability, where scientific environmentalist denunciation is replaced by evocative and poetic narration. The exhibition takes visitors through a cathartic journey that begins with the third day of Genesis, the birth of nature and plant species (Genesis 1:9), and goes through creation, destruction, overcoming, and nihilism, up to the return to nature with a palingenesian pattern that follows sensations. This exhibition reflects, through the work of artists of different background and generations, on the impacts suffered in present times by the planet and the people who live on it, so that this awareness can generate a virtuous circle of hope and commitment.
IL PALAZZO DEL GOVERNATORE
Originally built on the north side of piazza Nuova (today, Piazza Garibaldi) between 1283 and 1285 and called “Traders Palace”, it was restructured following the collapse of the very tall civic Tower on 27 January1606, which caused also the destruction of the Municipal Palace. In 1760 court architect Ennemond Alexandre Petitot was commissioned with rearranging the square. The Governor’s Palace was restructured in elegant neoclassic style with the addition of typical decorative elements, and a central niche was opened. In 1829, Duchess Marie Louise ordered the great meridians built on the façade.
2) CONCERT OF THE “CITTÀ DI PARMA” CHOIR
Parma Duomo, Piazza Duomo, 7
Time: 09.00 PM
Pay as you wish entrance
Founded in1964 by Maestro Edgardo Egaddi, the “Città di Parma” Cultural Choir Association has reached high levels of artistic quality thanks to the precious collaboration with the many prestigious Directors that guided it, and obtained important awards and recognitions in many International Show Choir Competitions.
The Cathedral of Parma has been for 900 years a place of art, history and sanctity. Here are kept Benedetto Antelami’s bas-relief, testament of Romanesque art and Correggio’s grandiose frescos. To its side is the Baptistery: designed by Antelami himself and built between 1196 and 1216, one of most important monuments of the passage from Romanesque to the early Gothic styles. It is an octagonal structure in pink marble from Verona, striking for its majesty and rich decorations. In the interior we can admire the cycle of sculptures representing the months, alcoves decorated with frescos and the enormous domed ceiling, decorated during the 1230, representing in a triumph of colours the religious vision of the Middle Ages.
3) VIDEO ART “OPUS 1.2’’ by C999
Time: 09.45 PM
Video art performance on the facade of the Baptistery
Baptistery: special evening opening
Grazie alla disponibilità della Fabbriceria della Cattedrale
Active for almost twenty years in filmmaking, video installation and visual mapping, @c999visual, is a 38 years old artist from Parma whose works touch every aesthetic genre, from graphic minimalism to cyberpunk, from formalist cinematography to pure experimentation, and stop motion. He mapped palaces, theatres, cathedrals and paintings and he is an avant guard of VJing. His active portfolio includes scores of video clips and video art works.
4) ‘’LUNA-AE. SHOW. NOTTURNI DI CITTÀ’’
Curated by Cafelulè
Palazzo del Governatore, Piazza Garibaldi 19
Time: 11.00 PM
Created by young dancers and performers, Cafelulé is a vertical contemporary dance company that explores a different dialogue with gravity, by researching a new grammar of movement. The choreography amazes the audience, enhancing the urban and natural environment and transforms it into a stage: thus, the perception of space will be lived as never seen before and different. For The Night of The Third Day, the group has planned and prepared an ad hoc production: ‘’LUNA-AE. Notturni di Città’’, where an almost full moon on 26 May will be the background.
Events spread around the narrow streets of Historical Centre
Times: 06:00 PM – 10:45 PM
With the partecipation of:
- Cafelulé, Danza, Recitazione
Communication Federica Madeddu (email@example.com)
- Maria Agatiello, Danceball
- Silence Teatro, Tableau vivant
- Caravan Orkestar, Marching band
Time 7:00 PM
Niccolò Paganini Guitar Festival
Concert at San Marcellino Church
in Via Collegio dei Nobili
Our thanks to the Niccolò Paganini Guitar Festival
Time 11:00 PM
Closing performance, Vertical dance by Cafelulé
with the partecipation of all performers
06.00 PM- 11.00 PM
5) QUADRILEGIO Dispersed Private Exhibition @quadrilegio
Contemporary art exhibitions in private historical spaces
5a) Galleria Alphacentauri Palazzo Mambriani, Borgo Felino, 46
5b) Palazzo Pallavicino, Borgo Giacomo Tommasini, 37
5c) Giardino Casa Manfredi, Borgo Riccio da Parma, 19
5d) Studio BLL, Piazzale Borri
Casa Manfredi Garden, Borgo Riccio da Parma 19
On the occasion of the WWHT OFF some extraordinary private places will be opened, ancient palaces full of charm that host precious art galleries. One of them is the Alphacentauri gallery owned by Marina Burani, who for decades has been an avant guard in proposing contemporary artists, and this year inaugurates a new space, ever more captivating and multifaceted with wide appealing rooms, inside the prestigious venue of the Mambriani Palace. On the ground floor of the Pallavicino palace, Maura Ferrari, an interior designer with a long experience in planning interiors, proposes an exhibition inside her studio and an installation at the palace entrance. The tour continues to the Palace of Borgo Riccio 19, in the Manfredi’s garden, snaking through the spaces, the yard and the fascinating “secret” garden, to end in Giulio Belletti,’s BLL spaces, once the location of an old church and now used as graphic and communication agency. Also open will be Fogg Gallery and the Linati Palace.
6) FOGG GALLERY
Borgo San Silvestro, 40
Exhibition of photographs by Pierangela Flisi e Roberto Perotti
7) ATELIER SCAPINELLI
Linati Palace, Borgo Felino, 31
Contemporary art exhibition
8) MONTMARTRE NIGHT
Borgo Angelo Mazza and Borgo Zaccagni
Fashion design and art in the open
9) SAN MARCELLINO CHURCH
Via Collegio dei Nobili
Special opening with live music
An ancient deconsecrated church that hosts the extraordinary works of Claudio Parmiggiani “Naufragio con Spettatore” (Shipwreck with Spectator). The Night of The Third Day offers the rare opportunity to admire this work in a location with such unique allure. It almost seems that this boat has entered the sixteenth century church of San Marcellino from the apse by magic: a “relict” inside of another “relict”.
7:00 PM “Los Cuatro Elementos”, concert of the Boccherini Guitar Quartet, cured by the Niccolò Paganini Guitar Festival, with dance improvisations curated by Cafelulé Free admission
10) PILOTTA NATIONAL GALLERY AND FARNESE THEATRE
Piazzale della Pilotta, 1
Special opening until 09:00 PM
On the first floor of the Pilotta Palace, a monumental painted wooden door, surmounted by the ducal crown, leads us to the Farnese Theatre: a spectacular place that to this day hold the memory of the life of pomp at the court of the Farneses. Almost completely destroyed by a bombing in 1944 and rebuilt in modern times, today the theatre is representative of one of the most extraordinary theatre architecture of the 16th century.
The Pilotta National Gallery is located on the second floor of the Pilotta Palace. Willed by the Dukes of Parma, it was then enriched by works purchased by Marie Louise of Austria, thus becoming an important picture gallery collection. Among the magnificent works we can admire in the spaces setup by architect Guido Canali there are Testa di Fanciulla (Head of a Woman) attribuited to Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam by Hans Holbein the Younger, la Madonna della scodella and Madonna of St. Jerome by Correggio, the very beautiful Turkish Salve by Parmigianino and the statue of Marie Louise by Antonio Canova.
11) ATELIER DEI BAMBINI (CHILDREN ATELIER)
Via Melloni, 1
Special opening from 6.00 PM to 10.00 PM with the “I sogni e la Notte” lab
12) O’ TEMPORARY STORE
O’ belongs to a series of stores born in the centre of Parma and presents the best brands in haute couture and contemporary style. Besides offering the best collections of the most important luxury designers, O’ is a constantly renewed unique set. During the Night of the Third Day in this space artists and performers will meet the public, info available at the point WWHT OFF.
13) T- CAFÉ
Vicolo al Battistero
Built in the 1200s, the current appearance of the Dalla Rosa Prati Palace can be traced back to 1700s. On the ground floor, in a charming setting, there is the Tcafè, a literary café where high quality local products can be tasted and purchased.
14) PARMA 360
14a)S. Quirino Oratory, Via Ospizi Civili, 1
14b) San Tiburzio Church, Vicolo S. Tiburzio