Archaeological Museum of Pitigliano



Curated by Stefania Carrozzini

September 17 - September 29, 2011

Vernissage: Saturday September 17, 2011- 5.30 pm



Archaeological Museum of Pitigliano,

Strada Maremmana 74 West, Poggio Buco, Pitigliano, (Gr), Italy

(After the bridge crossing the Fiora River turn left towards Manciano)


Davide Alborghetti, Amy Cohen Banker, Stephanie Bloom, Stefania Carrozzini, Giacomo Cavina, Marcello Diotallevi, Isa Di Battista Gorini, Franca Faccin, Damien Hirst, Barbara LaVerdiere Bachner, Ruggero Maggi, Emanuele Panzera, Tina Parotti,

Barbara Rosenzweig, Susi Zucchi


The Archaeological Museum of Pitigliano is proud to announce the exhibition “The Butterfly show” curated by Stefania Carrozzini, The exhibition is composed of twenty six works amongst which are photography, painting, installation, and collage.

As the curator wrote in the catalogue: “The symbolic associations of the butterfly are endless. The subject matter lends itself to being interpreted with different expressive values. And this is what the artists have done, involved in and inspired by the theme, presenting in this exhibition their original tales “on the wing” in which are woven elements such as: metamorphosis, weightlessness, freedom. The chrysalis is the symbol of the human being which contains all the potential of life and the butterfly which derives from it is the symbol of resurrection. The butterfly is especially a symbolic animal. It has always been so since days of old and for all the peoples who have left traces of it in art and in objects of everyday use. A metaphysical basis is guarded in the symbol which presupposes hidden affinities between the realm of the visible and the invisible: the meeting point between time and eternity.

The butterfly has to go through an evolutionary process of growth: from being a chrysalis it reaches a level of higher maturity until the last phase which enables it to fly. The butterfly is the symbol of psychic transformation, of change which is happening in life: it is an admonishment to “see” and “to hear” beauty and the potential which are present and to express them. The butterfly does not live to feed but to love and conceive, and for this reason it is wrapped in a splendid gown which has the colours of the rainbow and shows all its beauty and joy for life.”

The Butterfly Show is a travelling exhibition and these are the stages:


July 9 to July 31, 2011 M.u.s.e.e' Cavour Gallery , Bologna , Italy ;

September 17 to September 29, Archaeological Museum of Pitigliano , Italy ;

October 6 to October 26, 2011: Camden Art Gallery - London - England


Press office - Production and organization:

M.u.s.e.e' Cavour, Torre Oseletti, Giacomo Cavina, Giuliano Amabile

I Am. International Art Media by Stefania Carrozzini


With the Patronage of Association for Historical archaeological Museums of Tuscany 


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