Isgrò cancella Brixia
Emilio Isgrò, La luce dell’agorà, 2013. Photo by Andrea Valentini. Courtesy Archivio Emilio Isgrò.


Brescia, Parco archeologico di Brescia romana e Museo di Santa Giulia
Via dei Musei, 55, 25121 Brescia BS


23 Jun 2022 - 08 Jan 2023


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Isgrò cancella Brixia

The new and exhibition project by Emilio Isgrò, one of the great protagonists of contemporary art, designed specifically for Brescia with Fondazione Brescia Musei, at the Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia and the Museum of Santa Giulia.

After the realisation of the “Incancellabile Vittoria,” the monumental installation presented in October 2020 in the Brescia underground railway station, Emilio Isgrò reinforces the bond with the city with a new, large and original project that, from 23 June 2022 to 8 January 2023, will be presented in the Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia (the largest in northern Italy) and the Museum of Santa Giulia: from the Capitolium to the Roman Theatre, from the Renaissance Cloister to the Viridarium gardens.

The exhibition project entitled Isgrò cancella Brixia, curated by Marco Bazzini, is produced by the Fondazione Brescia Musei and the Municipality of Brescia and brings together archaeology and contemporary art, history and the present, classical culture and its persistence in our time. It consists of monumental installations (physical and digital), the staging of an autograph drama by the Sicilian master in Brescia’s Roman Theatre and an exhibition of 14 original works in the spaces of the Museo di Santa Giulia.

The works of art, all of environmental dimensions, will be specially conceived and realised by the artist for this occasion, in close relationship with the evocative spaces that will host them. Together with the exhibition and the theatrical performance, they will demonstrate how alive and deep in Isgrò’s production are the roots of the great Mediterranean culture that, with ancient Rome, was also a protagonist in the Brescia area.

“Erasing Brixia”, therefore, is for Isgrò a way of reviving it in new and unexpected forms. This is possible because, in almost sixty years of activity, the Sicilian artist has been able to transform erasure from a simple act of destruction into a complex experience of knowledge.