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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

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...
Secret Garden 2 Gibellina
GIARDINO SEGRETO 2
The Giardino Segreto 2 – Secret Garden 2  is a work by Francesco Venezia. The four...
The ruins of Gibellina Gibellina
RUDERI DI GIBELLINA
The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who,...
Festa di lu Signuri Gibellina
FESTA DI LU SIGNURI
The devotion to SS. Crocefisso is shown in May with a procession and spectacular parades of...
Cittą di Tebe Gibellina
CITTA' DI TEBE
De Oedipus Rex, Citta di Tebe, was created by Pietro Consagra in 1988 as a stage element for the...
Altar of Saint Joseph; Gibellina
ALTARI E PANI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
To honour San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) votive altars decorated with cucciddata, bread doughnuts,...
Gibellina
PIAZZA JOSEPH BEUYS
The square is dedicated to Joseph Beuys, a German artist who was in Gibellina in 1981. On the...
New Cemetery Gibellina
CIMITERO NUOVO
The new cemetery gates are by Consagra (1920-2005). They are inspired respectively by...

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