MAN Museum | The secret Kingdom. Sardinia-Piedmont: a postcolonial vision

MAN Museo d'Arte della Provincia di Nuoro


Museo MAN resumes the exhibition program.
The exhibition “The Secret Kingdom. Sardinia and Piedmont: a postcolonial vision.” opens to the public

Curated by Luca Scarlini

From Friday 29 May to Sunday 15 November 2020


The MAN Museum in Nuoro reopens to the public, after predisposing all the necessary measures to guarantee the health safety of visitors and staff of the institution.

The exhibition The Secret Kingdom. Sardinia and Piedmont: a postcolonial vision, curated by Luca Scarlini, which opening was scheduled for March 13, is ready to welcome visitors from Friday 29 May and will be open until Sunday 15 November 2020.

Through the work of artists, musicians and intellectuals, the show constitutes a vast and articulated historiographic and cultural survey that reveals the relationship between Sardinia and Piedmont, starting from 1720, when the island fell under Savoy domination, and since then the exchanges and cultural transactions between the two territories intensified more and more, determining an era of shifting of people, objects and ideas that changed deeply the fate of Sardinia and Piedmont and would have contributed to the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy and the development of a national culture.

Collecting a variety of works of art, documents, artifacts, literary texts, illustrations, ceramics, photographs and musical scores, from prestigious Italian institutions, the exhibition reveals an unprecedented face of the Kingdom of Sardinia, a secret kingdom, full of stories not yet explored and made of prolific encounters and great mobility.

The show is completed by a section dedicated to animation by the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation which, in collaboration with MAN, has developed four experimental formats of animated short films dedicated to Sardinian illustrators active in Piedmont in the twentieth century.

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