Villa Panza: the Guggenheim of Varese

Temporary exhibition: “Robert Wilson for Villa Panza. Tales”

Villa Panza

Surrounded in a fantastic park of 33,000 m², Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza was built around the middle of the eighteenth century on a pre-existing "noble house" at the behest of the marquis Paolo Antonio Menafoglio, lively man of the world and accomplished banker. The Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza overlooks the town of Varese from the hill of Biumo and today it hosts one of the world's most renowned collections of contemporary art, built up as from the 1950s by Giuseppe Panza di Biumo.

From the 4th of November until the 15th of October 2017 the exhibition "Robert Wilson for Villa Panza. Tales" occupies the historical rooms of the villa in a close dialogue of allusions and ideas.

Combining the stillness of portraiture with slow, continuous mutation, Robert Wilson’s high-definition Video Portraits are separately installed in the rooms of the villa so as establish a specific dialogue with the spaces, the furnishings and the art collection in every case.

From the 16th of May a new ensemble of video portraits "A winter fable" has been added at the exhibition: they are inspired by the fable "Mrs. Fox and Mr. Wolf", a Calvino work featuring a wolf, a fox and a lamb that spins a tale of trespass, manipulation and revenge.


Price to define.


-Bus for transfers;

-Guided visit of Villa Menafoglio Panza;

-Ticket of the entrance to Villa Menafoglio Panza and for the exhibition "Robert Wilson for Villa Panza. Tales";

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