Preloader image

Pianeta città. Art cinema music design in the Rota Collection 1900-2021

Pianeta città
Art cinema music design in the Rota Collection 1900-2021

Lucca, Fondazione Ragghianti, 9 July – 24 October 2021

From August 6, following the Decree-Law 23 luglio 2021, the vaccine passport (Green Pass) and a valid identity document or a medical certificate attesting the impossibility to be vaccinated for Covid 19, is mandatory in order to visit the exhibition.

The Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti in Lucca proposes, between summer and autumn, an unusual and interdisciplinary exhibition. As the president Alberto Fontana and the director Paolo Bolpagni, say, “a time of hopeful adjustment and recovery is looming after the SARS-CoV-2 dramatic epidemic. In light of what happened, the programming choice of the Fondazione Ragghianti was to return to the sources of our civilization, to the way man has developed for his own life in common: the city. And to do so by referring in a special way to the privileged means of transmitting knowledge: the book. Italo Rota collection proved to be a mine to draw on to create pathways of sense, which start from the roots of contemporary, namely in the early years of the twentieth century. The result is a multidisciplinary exhibition, which came out of the meeting and the dialogue between different competences that combines various knowledge and allows fascinating explorations and discoveries. A sort of archive of the visual imagery linked to the urban dimension, unified by the aesthetic perspective”.
“Pianeta città. Arts cinema music design in the Rota Collection 1900-2021”, from 9 July to 24 October in Lucca at the Fondazione Ragghianti, with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, the sponsorship of the Banco BPM and the technical sponsorship of SAIB, is therefore an exhibition on the theme of the city and on the spreading of knowledge, mainly analysed through the many pieces of the Italo Rota’s unique and exceptional collection, who is among the most famous architect of our times.
“The intention – Bolpagni says – is to create a story of the twentieth century and of the first twenty years of the new millennium through the vision of the city, its representation in cinema and arts and the evolution of the book. On one hand, by retracing the development of the idea of city, from the one thought by Antonio SantElia in 1910s to the current architecture of megalopolis. On the other hand, by analysing how our way of transmitting knowledge has changed, up to contemporary evolutions and changes of our way of thinking, with the development of hyper textual and intertextual mode of reasoning, but with the permanence of book, still topical and alive in its dialectic between print and digital”.

Opening hours:
– from 9th July to 31st August: from Tuesday to Sunday 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm;
– from 1st September to 24th October: from Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm.
Regular tickets: € 7

Reduced price tickets € 4 for:
– Banco BPM employees and their families;
– holders of the Museum and Archaeological Complex of the Cathedral of Lucca cumulative ticket;
– groups of more than 15 persons;
– under 18;
– classes of students;
– students of universities, art academies and music conservatories provided with booklet;
– teachers.

Free tickets for:
– children under 6;
– disabled people and their companion;
– a companion for each group;
– students of Tuscan universities with ID card;
– members of ICOM;
– journalists and touristic guides with ID card.

Info:, tel. +39 0583 4672056

Press Office
Lucia Crespi
tel. +39 02 89415532 – +39 02 80401645 – +39 338 8090545

Institutional communication
Elena Fiori
tel. +39 0583 467205

AB Studio (Lucca and Tuscany)
Barbara Argentieri – tel. +39 340 2578314
Arianna Bottari – tel. +39 347 7075115

Preloader image