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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

Meeting Gibellina
MEETING DI CONSAGRA
Pietro Consagra who designed it in 1976, defined it as the first frontal building coming from my...
Secret Garden 2 Gibellina
GIARDINO SEGRETO 2
The Giardino Segreto 2 – Secret Garden 2  is a work by Francesco Venezia. The four...
Museum of Contemporary Art Gibellina
MUSEO CIVICO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
Born as a civic museum in 1980, it possesses almost two thousand works by about six hundred...
Saint Joseph Gibellina
FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
Earthquarke 1968 Gibellina
TERREMOTO DEL 1968
In 1968 the earthquake of the Belice Valley destroyed Gibellina. The town was completely rebuilt...
Plough Gibellina
ARATRO
L’Aratro – The plough was conceived as a prop for the La tragedia di Didone, regina...
Star Gibellina
STELLA DI CONSAGRA
To welcome one into the city of art and wished for by senator Ludovico Corrao, is the ...
PALAZZO DI LORENZO Gibellina
PALAZZO DI LORENZO
Designed in 1981 by the architect Francesco Venezia, it is an intriguing house-museum which, in...

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