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Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, Burial of St. Lucy, 1608
Andrea Facco, Brand Names n° 33 – “Caravaggio”, 2019

Ancient art in comparison with contemporary art is the core of Caravaggio. The Contemporary, new exhibition conceived and curated by Vittorio Sgarbi ongoing at MART Museum in Rovereto until the 14th of February 2021.

The exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to admire the Burial of St. Lucy, painted in 1608 by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, both in its original version and in an exact replica realized by Factum Arte and Factum Foundation thanks to the most recent technologies. The original painting will be exhibited until December 4th, then it will return to Syracuse where is expected for the celebrations of the city's Patron Saint, the 13th of December. The display main focus is the dialogue between the ancient and the contempoarary art created by original juxtapositions of artworks by Burri, Pasolini, Cagnaccio and Verlato.

In this particular group exhibit there are also two "curtain art pieces": one by Hermann Nitsch, coming from Mart Collection, which opens the display and one by Margherita Manzelli, belonging to Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, which instead concludes the exhibition itinerary.
Finally, a work by Andrea Facco inspired by Caravaggio's Beheading of St. John the Baptist will be exhibited in the foyer of the Mart Museum.


Hermann Nitsch and Andrea Facco
Caravaggio. The Contemporary
curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
9 October 2020 — 14 February 2021
MART - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto
Corso Bettini 43
38068 Rovereto
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
Monday closed
Ticket: 11 €
Info: toll-free number 800.397760