Nctm Studio Legale presents a meeting with art collectors Tullio and Simona Leggeri and artist Paola Di Bello, protagonists of the restoration of the Teatro Continuo
The meeting will be introduced by prof. Alberto Toffoletto, senior partner of Nctm.
Tullio and Simona Leggeri are art collectors, experts in the field of art and architecture, and have always worked alongside artists in the creation of their works; with Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Tullio Leggeri has worked out the procedures for taking the Teatro Continuo back to its original location and, with Leggeri Srl, has carried out the renovation work.
The renovation work, which lasted about three months, was documented by artist and photographer Paola Di Bello, entrusted by Nctm Studio Legale.
Di Bello’s work combines documentary and interpretative aspects. Working almost every day, the artist documented the preliminary phase, the construction site, the progress of the works and the finished result. Some of the images were shot from a static position, in order to document the project as it unfolded. In other instances the angle changes depending on the elements of interest that appear on the scene. In her images, Paola Di Bello treats the piece of art as a “theatre” way before it becomes such; as a consequence the people working at the project stand as “scenic figures” from the very start. With remarkable sense of empathy, the artist portrays them as involved individuals and full part of the endeavour at hand. Great importance is given to work as the protagonist of every shot and the central element of daily life, the result of skill and personal commitment. In turn, the park is not just a mere backdrop to the narrative architecture, but rather it stands out as a urban setting, as a social scene and as a place where events relentlessly occur.
A large number of works taken from the photographic project is hosted at Studio Nctm and will be visible during the presentation.
A selection of said images is also the basis of the book Il Teatro Continuo di Alberto Burri, by Gabi Scardi, published by Corraini Edizioni for La Triennale di Milano, which will be presented during the event.