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Luigi Pericle ‘On Stage’

As part of the #StayHome campaign, Ascona-based Archivio Luigi Pericle is proposing a series of encounters devoted to the life and work of Swiss artist Luigi Pericle.

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A panel of European art historians, critics, curators, journalists, and philosophers will bring to life the virtual pages of the Archives through short thematic video clips (with English subtitles). The talks will dive into Luigi Pericle’s art, as well as on his studies of theosophy and anthroposophy and his interest in Oriental philosophies, esotericism, astrology and alternative spirituality. Pericle was a complex, versatile figure, sometimes elusive in all the various aspects of his life and work. In these online conversations, his work is brought into a new light while bringing together different voices of the art world as they go through archival documents and significant pieces that are a part of the ongoing research on the Swiss artist.

Starting on the 21st of April and airing on Tuesdays and Fridays, the programme includes the participation of acclaimed names in the world of art including Andrea Biasca-Caroni, François Barras, Luca Bochicchio, Fabrizio Cassinelli, Angelo Lorenzo Crespi, Federico Crimi, Marco Pasi, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Anna de Fazio Siciliano, Chiara Gatti, Carole Haensler, Susanna Koeberle, Desirée Maida, Martina Mazzotta, Fabio Merlini, Nicoletta Mongini, Stefania Portinari, Michele Tavola, Italo Tomassoni and Piero Tomassoni.

After the success of the exhibition hosted at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia during the 2019 Venice Art Biennale, the Non-Profit Association “Archivio Luigi Pericle” based in Ascona has continued its commitment to the artist’s archive by completing the cataloguing of paintings, India ink drawings, illustrations and sketches – in addition to the rich collection of books, notebooks, horoscopes, manuscripts, and correspondence. The collection is currently being digitalised and will be available for consultation soon. The Archivio will be open to the public as soon as possible. All documents and works can be consulted by scholars upon appointment. In the meantime, Luigi Pericle is waiting for you on the Internet with his “clips from the virtual space”.

Read more about Luigi Pericle and the discovery of this collection in our interview with the archive’s founder here. Be sure to visit the archive’s (www.luigipericle.org) to follow all the online talks. The programme will be held in Italian, with each video including English subtitles.

Cover Photo: Consulting original documents in the archive, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona.

Luigi Pericle and his wife Orsolina on board their Ferrari
Exhibition India ink on paper, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona
Library and archives, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona
Exhibition of Mixed media on Masonite, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona
Notebook, study notes, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona copia 2
Study notes, Archivio Luigi Pericle, Ascona

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