“VIOFF” is the Fuori Fiera (Off Show) scheduled from 6th to 8th September in the heart of the city’s historical centre and set to coincide with VICENZAORO September.
The main protagonist of Vicenzaoro Golden Arts will be the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dalì, the living example of the boundless potential of creativity thanks to the great variety of his works: difficult to place in just one single artistic category, they make him the perfect representative for Golden Arts.
In collaboration with Dalì Universe, an exhibition will then be set up between the centre and the Vicenza exhibition centre. Two 5-metre-high sculptures will be put on display in Piazza Matteotti and Piazza dei Signori during VIOFF, other two will be housed inside the exhibition centre, whereas 2-metre-high installations will liven up the streets and squares of the city centre.
Dalì’s works will also be showcased at the Museo del Gioiello Jewellery Museum of Vicenza, hosted inside the Basilica Palladiana. It will be possible to admire a selection of small sculptures made of gold and gemstones by Dalì until the 26th of January.
On Saturday, 7th September Piazza dei Signori will host the long awaited performance of the dancers from the prestigious Teatro La Scala in Milan, who will perform a choreography dedicated to the themes of the Golden Arts, followed by the Gala event of classic and neoclassic ballet, with extracts from the repertoire of Rudolf Nureyev.
The artisans’ shops in the historic centre will be promoted through special itineraries: “Antiche botteghe e Portoni segreti” is the title of the tour organised by Confartigianato Imprese using the ViArt brand.
Thanks to the Vicenza Underground initiative promoted by the Municipality of Vicenza, the Diocesan Museum and Palazzo Chiericati, it will be possible to book a guided tour to see the city from a different perspective:
The first tour allows tourists to visit the archaeological areas managed by the Municipality of Vicenza:
The underground rooms in Palazzo Chiericati, the Naturalistic-Archaeological Museum, the area near Palazzo Trissino and “Corte dei Bissari” (the Basilica Palladiana).
This tour starts at 11, 14 and 15.30.
It lasts 90 minutes and costs 2 €.
For more information and booking: Infopoint 0444320854 or [email protected]
The second tour allows tourists to visit the archaeological areas managed by the Diocesan Museum:
The Roman cryptoporticus in Piazza Duomo and the archaeological area of the Cathedral.
This tour starts at 9, 10, 15 and 16.
It lasts 90 minutes and costs 2 €.
For more information and booking: Museo Diocesano Vicenza 0444226400 or [email protected]
The exhibition “Design del Gioiello” will be hosted in Contrà del Monte, presenting sketches, graphic studies, design and project research of jewellers, goldsmiths, art schools. Even the Loggia del Capitaniato will showcase installations by other artists from the Vicenza Manufacturing Company.
Visitors will be entertained by the many artistic performances in Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza San Lorenzo, thanks to the contribution of the Cultural Association Teatro della Cenere.
On 5th and 8th September the opera production “La Diavolessa” by Baldassare Galuppi, based on the work of Carlo Goldoni will be performed at the Teatro Olimpico.
The living room of the famous architect Carlo Scarpa becomes an exhibition area for the showcase of the artisan works of the city, in cooperation with the Municipality and Assoarchitetti association.
“Dedalo Minosse” involves the display of unique pieces, from jewels to silver, with a food and wine tasting scheduled during the first evening of the event.
The “Vicenza in Festival” event will have the pop singer Max Gazzè as special guest, who will perform in a paid concert in Piazza dei Signori on 6th September.
On Sunday, 8th September it will be possible to attend the unreleased projection of the film “Palladio”, a 2019 biography directed by Giacomo Gatti and produced by Francesco Invernizzi, which will also be promoted at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.
During VIOFF Golden Arts many Food Trucks will be located in Piazza Duomo, offering gourmet tastings and entertainment.