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"Ruins - Rovine" A Multimedia Project



On the occasion of World Poetry Day March 21, the  Museo Nazionale Romano presented “Rovine”- ‘Ruins" , a multimedia project consisting of a series of live readings of poems by Italian writer and poet Gabriele Tinti, with the actors in the presence of various art works and masterpieces, like the famous bronze statue the Boxer at Rest and many more. The Italian Cultural Institute will host an event with Gabriele Tinti in the Fall.

Among the actors who participated: Kevin Spacey, Joe Mantegna, Marton Csokas, Robert Davi, Burt Young, Vincent Piazza, Franco Nero, Enrico Lo Verso, Luigi lo Cascio and Alessandro Haber. Some of the major museums in the world have been involved such as the Metropolitan of New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA in Los Angeles, the British Museum in London,  the Glyptothek in Monaco, the Capitoline Museums and the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome,  the Archaeological Museum in Naples and many more.

Gabriele Tinti, Italian poet, writer and art critic, drew inspiration from masterpieces of classical art such as The boxer at rest, The Galata suicide, The Victorious Younger (Athlete of Fano), the Barberini Faun, The Discobolus, The marbles of the Parthenon, the Farnese Hercules and many others, to write the texts of this project of ecfrastic poetry "Ruins", for which, in 2018, he received the Montale Prize. In the same year he composed a work inspired by the masterpieces of Renaissance painting presented in a reading at the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, and the National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola, Genoa.

In 2020 his new collection of poems is expected to be released in collaboration with the artist Roger Ballen by Powerhouse Books (New York). Also in 2020, the publisher Eris Press (London) will collect the "Ruins" series in a volume.


Date: Da Friday, April 24, 2020 a Thursday, April 30, 2020

Entrance : Free


Museo Nazionale Romano - Roma