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CANCELLED: Pinuccio Sciola: Life, Art and Masterpieces.



CANCELLED: Pinuccio Sciola: Life, Art and Masterpieces.

Please note that these events have been cancelled.

Maria Sciola will talk about the life and career of her father, Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola who in the 1960s transformed his native village, San Sperate, in an Open Air Museum inspired by his social and artistic experience of murals. Sciola also created “pietre sonore” or "sounding stones": large sculptures (mainly limestones or basalts) characterized by cuts made with a thick diamond blade, of variable size, depth and form that make them resonate when rubbed by human hands or small rocks

Sciola's artwork has been exhibited in Italy (Biennale di Venezia, BIAF Firenze, Triennale di Milano, Museo d’Arte contemporanea Arte Sella, Auditorium della Musica a Roma) and all over the world (Europe, South America and China).

The evening will close with the screening of the multi-awarded documentary Born of Stone (2016, 14’) by Emilio Bellu.

Maria Sciola will also give a lecture on March 18 at Chapman University.


Pinuccio Sciola (San Sperate, Sardinia, Italy – 1942-2016)
Pinuccio Sciola’s life mission was to recreate a new relationship with nature and with the sound of the Stones. He had never denied his peasant culture, from which he inherited his love for the land and for the stone material. His direct contact with Mother Earth allowed him to find the inspiration for all his artistic production. Polyhedric artist, he embraced all form of arts, from sculpture to muralism, from drawing and painting to theatrical scenography.

Maria Sciola
Since 2013 Maria Sciola has followed a training course that led her to work closely with her father Pinuccio Sciola, who is one of the greatest modern italian artist. Nowadays, Pinuccio Sciola’s Art lies in the hands of the Sciola's Foundation, which was established by Maria Sciola and her brothers. Their goals are to promote the artist’s memory, his artistic message and his philosophy of life, which was characterized by a mutual respect for nature.During the past few years Maria Sciola, as the general manager of the Sciola’s Foundation, has brought his father's Art around Italy and around the world, in cities like Ascoli, Udine, Rome, Milan, London, Poznan, Budapest, Barcelona and Doha. She manages and takes care of the Sound Garden, Pinuccio Sciola's open-air museum in San Sperate, Sardinia, Italy, which is known as a Museum Village.
Moreover Maria Sciola is the artistic director of Sant’Arte, a festival of visual arts, which since 2017 has become a cultural and an important attraction on the national scene.

Emilio Bellu
Emilio Bellu is an award winning director writer, director and photographer from Cagliari, Italy, currently based in Prague, Czech Republic. His work has been shown in various international film festivals, and he has worked for SKODA, Armani, Brainzone and Prague Shakespeare Company. He's the founder and Creative Director of Quantum Kitten, and Co-Chairman and Head of Media Production at NGO Go Think Initiative. He has also worked for more than a decade as a journalist in his native Italy.


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Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles Fondazione Pinuccio Sciola Associazione PS Museum - Pietrino Project bando CULTURE_LAB - POR FESR 2014-2020 Regione Autonoma della Sardegna Indòru - Boutique del Suono Cross Cultural Identity Project Ide

Entrance : Free