"The celebrations of the seven hundred years since the death of Dante Alighieri - declares the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini - close a three-year period of initiatives made possible by a law specifically intended to remember three great personalities of Italian culture: Leonardo, Raphael and, in fact, Dante. All three have had and continue to have an enormous influence on contemporary thought, but Dante is undoubtedly the most universal and transversal, capable as he is of striking the creative imagination in multiple forms: from theater to music, from figurative art to writing, from cinema to dance, all the arts have interpreted or reinterpreted Dante and his work, as evidenced by the various initiatives chosen by the Committee from the hundreds of proposals received. The commitment of RAI is important, with an extraordinary Monday, and of the three cities of Florence, Ravenna and Verona, which have given life to a program of events of absolute importance ».

The initiatives supported by the National Committee for the celebrations of the seven hundred years since the death of Dante Alighieri, chaired by Carlo Ossola, are over one hundred: from the exhibition of the complete series of illustrations of the Divine Comedy by Francesco Scaramuzza to the Pilotta Complex in Parma, Capital of Culture 2021, to the exhibition on Dante's imaginary in the work of ancient and modern artists at the Museums of San Domenico in Forlì, from the exhibition on Hell at the Quirinal Stables curated by Jean Claire to the myth of Verona between Dante and Shakespeare at the Scaligero Palazzo della Reason, from the many exhibitions in Florence to those in Ravenna and an exhibition at the Italian Pavilion of the Dubai Expo. An intense and quality program, the entire program of which can be consulted on the website and includes: performances, such as the re-edition of the Divine Comedy by Federico Tiezzi on the dramaturgies of Sanguineti, Luzi and Giudici or Dante's week at the Fesitval of the two worlds of Spoleto; bibliographic exhibitions, such as those organized at the Laurentian Library in Florence or at the Marciana in Venice; initiatives abroad, such as the exhibition in the Italian Pavilion of Expo Dubai of the Arabic editions of the Divine Comedy combined with the first prints in the Latin world of the Koran, coming from the Classense Library in Ravenna; training and research, such as the Dante summer school for high school teachers or research grants reserved for young Dante scholars.

"The geography of the poem - declares the President of the Committee, Carlo Ossola - almost coincides with that of the projects received and supported by the Committee: most of the Italian regions, European countries and - beyond the" passage "of Ulysses - several American countries. This means that Dante's memory is active; that his iconic legacy has stimulated, in the twentieth century, the imagination of different civilizations: from Manoel de Oliveira to Akira Kurosawa, and no less it will be in the twenty-first century, since Dante is - as De Sanctis writes - "the eternal geometry and the eternal logic of creation ”».


The director of Rai Cultura, Silvia Calandrelli, intervened to illustrate the programming of state television on the occasion of the Dante year, with a focus on Dantedì which next 25 March will see a special Dante reading by Roberto Benigni at the Quirinale, in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, live on Rai Uno starting at 19:00.

The President of the Scuderie del Quirinale, Mario De Simoni, instead anticipated the contents of the Inferno exhibition curated by Jean Clair, which will inaugurate in October in the prestigious exhibition venue, where the exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci was hosted in 2019 and that dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio.

• Scenes from a Hell in the XNUMXst century
Rome, Florence, Ravenna | March - November 2021

• Things all have order among themselves
Florence | March - November 2021

• Dante. The vision of art
Forlì, Museums of San Domenico | April 1 - July 11, 2021

• Dante. The eyes and the mind. The arts at the time of exile
Ravenna, City Art Museum, Church of San Romualdo | April 24 - July 4 2021

• Dante in Verona. Between Dante and Shakespeare and the myth of Verona
Verona, Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery at Palazzo della Ragione

April 23 - October 3 2021
• Dante by heart. Because of their memory it is

Rome, Argentina Theater | March - November 2021
• The Festival of the Two Worlds for Dante Alighieri

Spoleto | 25 June - 11 July 2021
• Divine Comedy

Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Teatro Grande | July 2021
• Dante's villages and Dante's paths

Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and Garfagnana | Summer 2021
• Dante heritage of Europe

Genoa, Rome, Naples, London, Paris, Brussels | Summer | Autumn 2021
• Dante Alighieri and the lesson of interculture

Dubai, Italy Pavilion at Universal Expo | summer 2021
• La Vita Nova: love in Dante in the eyes of ten artists

Rome, Barracco Museum | Summer - Autumn 2021
• Francesco Scaramuzza

Parma, Pilotta Complex | Summer - Autumn 2021
• Dante's library

Rome, Library of the National Academy of the Lincei and Corsiniana
20 September - 20 December 2021

• Piazza Dante. #Festivalinrete
43 Italian cities | October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2021

• The journey, Dante by Pascal Dusapin
Composition of opera libretto

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