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Gibellina

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In 1968 the earthquake of the Belice Valley destroyed Gibellina. The town was completely rebuilt a few kilometres away, giving life to the largest open air Museum in the world. Numerous artists contributed, in fact, to the reconstruction, dotting the landscape with bold sculptures and architecture which can be admired whist walking through the streets. The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who, covering them with a cement cast, made an enormous Cretto. In the Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, the works of the main artists who worked in Gibellina during the reconstruction phase can be admired: Accardi, Consagra, Rotella, Guttuso, Schifano and Sanfilippo, to name but a few. During the summer period, the Orestiadi collection continues the avant-garde vocation of the town, with a theatre, poetry, visual arts and music review.

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The beauties di (en)Gibellina

MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR Gibellina
MUSEO EN PLEIN AIR
Gibellina Nuova is a large museum en plein air with sculptures, fine architectural buildings,...
Orestiadi Foundation Gibellina
FONDAZIONE ORESTIADI
The prestigious Fondazione Orestiadi has, since 1991, realized and produced cultural events of...
Mother Church Gibellina
CHIESA MADRE DI QUARONI
The mother church was designed in 1972 by Ludovico Quaroni a noted town planner and architect...
New Cemetery Gibellina
CIMITERO NUOVO
The new cemetery gates are by Consagra (1920-2005). They are inspired respectively by...
Ludovico Corrao Gibellina
LUDOVICO CORRAO
The new city was built on a plain 18 km away, and is like a large museum en plein air wished...
Cretto Gibellina
CRETTO DI BURRI
On the ruins of the earthquake between 1985 and 1989, Alberto Burri spread enormous cast of...
PALAZZO DI LORENZO Gibellina
PALAZZO DI LORENZO
Designed in 1981 by the architect Francesco Venezia, it is an intriguing house-museum which, in...
Star Gibellina
STELLA DI CONSAGRA
To welcome one into the city of art and wished for by senator Ludovico Corrao, is the ...

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