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Gibellina

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In 1968 the earthquake of the Belice Valley destroyed Gibellina. The town was completely rebuilt a few kilometres away, giving life to the largest open air Museum in the world. Numerous artists contributed, in fact, to the reconstruction, dotting the landscape with bold sculptures and architecture which can be admired whist walking through the streets. The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who, covering them with a cement cast, made an enormous Cretto. In the Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, the works of the main artists who worked in Gibellina during the reconstruction phase can be admired: Accardi, Consagra, Rotella, Guttuso, Schifano and Sanfilippo, to name but a few. During the summer period, the Orestiadi collection continues the avant-garde vocation of the town, with a theatre, poetry, visual arts and music review.

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The beauties di (en)Gibellina

Secret Garden 1 Gibellina
GIARDINO SEGRETO 1
The Giardino Segreto 1 – Secret Garden 1  of larger dimensions, is divided internally...
Cretto Gibellina
CRETTO DI BURRI
On the ruins of the earthquake between 1985 and 1989, Alberto Burri spread enormous cast of...
Museum of Contemporary Art Gibellina
MUSEO CIVICO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
Born as a civic museum in 1980, it possesses almost two thousand works by about six hundred...
Square System Gibellina
SISTEMA DELLE PIAZZE
The architects Franco Purini and Laura Thermes, with a system of five connecting squares...
The ruins of Gibellina Gibellina
RUDERI DI GIBELLINA
The ruins from the earthquake were also transformed into a work of art by Alberto Burri who,...
Case Di Stefano Gibellina
MUSEO DEL GRANAIO AL BAGLIO DI STEFANO
The Case di Stefano-Houses of Stefano, an ancient restored baglio (rural fortified structure),...
Meeting Gibellina
MEETING DI CONSAGRA
Pietro Consagra who designed it in 1976, defined it as the first frontal building coming from my...
Gibellina nuova Gibellina
GIBELLINA NUOVA
Gibellina nuova is the biggest contemporary outdoor work of art in the world, with an...

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