“MUX ART” Digital Urban Exhibition

People watching a video projection
Bari, Italy
30.10.2020 – 06.11.2020
On Friday October 30th 2020, at 10.00, at the “Centro Polifunzionale Studenti”, first floor (Ex Palazzo Poste) – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Piazza Cesare Battisti, Bari, the Rector Prof. Stefano Bronzini and the director of the Academy of Fine Arts Prof. Giancarlo Chielli, inaugurated the Urban Museum, MUX ART – Digital Urban Exhibition, which will remain open until November 6th 2020.

The Urban Museum, MUX ART, is part of the project PALIMPSEST. Italian partners of the PALIMPSEST projects are the Center for Lifelong Learning of the University of Bari Aldo Moro and the Province of Lecce. Greek partners of the project are the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Ioaannina (Lead partner) and the Region of Epirus. The purpose of the project is to develop – through digital technologies – an interactive museum experience, bringing out forgotten layers of the city’s past, and revitalizing urban spaces to attract high quality tourism.

In order to enhance the cultural heritage, a glimpse of the historic center of the city of Bari was recreated through the exhibition MUX ART, curator Mariagrazia Proietto, artistically reproducing some details that belong to the urban spaces of the city, and making them relive through digital installations. In order to recover and show the historical stratification over time, three historical-artistic elements have been identified, protagonists of the Urban Museum: the Statue of St. Nicholas, the Head of the Turk and the Infamous Column. In order to allow a sensory use of the story, the three elements will be reproduced in 3D, digitized and shown as DIGITAL Artistic Experiences.

At the opening, there were prof. Giuseppe Pirlo, Scientific Director of the Palimpsest project for the University of Bari, Prof. Fausta Scardigno, President of the Lifelong Learning Center of the University of Bari; Dr. Carmela Sfregola and Dr. Gianfranco Gadaleta, Head of Communication and Coordinator of the Interreg V – A Greece – Italy Program; Prof. Angela Mongelli and prof. Fabio Manca of the Department of Education, Psychology and Communication and members of the judging commission; prof. Raffaele Fiorella of the Academy of Fine Arts and coordinator of the exhibition; Prof. Giuseppe Capozza, Director of IC UMBERTO I – San Nicola – Bari.


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