From 15 to 18 September the festival dedicated to Baroque and Neo-Baroque, curated by Roberto Semprini, returns to Ragusa, hosted in sumptuous palaces, churches and theaters

Back in late summer for its second edition, the festival of Barocc& Neobarocco in Ragusa, scheduled from 15 to 18 September 2022 with extension of the exhibitions until 16 October.

Four days of exhibitions, meetings and installations staged in the architectural jewels of the Sicilian city, the fulcrum of the eighteenth-century revival of the Val di Noto, among sumptuous palaces, former churches and theaters 'Unesco. An event that involves artists, stylists, designers, companies, local and not, and this year also students, curated by the designer and art director Roberto Semprini.

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The location? The most prestigious baroque palaces

The event will be staged in the most beautiful baroque palaces of the city - Antica Cancelleria, Palazzo Cosentini, Palazzo La Rocca and the former San Vincenzo Ferreri Church - whose sumptuous spaces will host works of design, art, fashion and photography inspired by the theme of Neo-Baroque. The projects conceived by the students of the Academies of Brera, Florence, Abadir of Catania and of the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo will be presented.

A dialogue between project culture and business culture

The festival aims to make the culture of the project dialogue with that of business, in the context of the Baroque scenographies of the city of Ragusa. The Festival intends to act as a permanent observatory on the expressions of "neo-baroque design", understood as a contemporary interpretation of that baroque or rather late baroque aesthetic, which has happily marked the history of the territory ibleo. The Neo-Baroque can in fact be understood as a formal constant common to some cultural trends of our time.

The creative dialectic between territorial and international realities

Local knowledge and entrepreneurship are involved in a creative dialectic, together with designers, artists and fashion stylists, with the participation of some protagonists of the design world and with the contribution of internationally established companies.

Meetings and installations in a surprising path

In addition to a program of meetings and specialist insights for professionals, the festival stages site-specific art installations and exhibits the results of the research work of academies and universities , unfolding in different and prestigious locations, in an amazing and surprising journey through the spaces of the city of Ragusa. 

Patronage and program

The design festival has the patronage of local authorities and institutions authoritative such as ADI, the Brera Academy, the Florence Academy and the Order of Architects. The conferences and visits to exhibitions issue professional training credits to architects and designers registered in their respective registers, visits to the installations are free and remain open to the public for one month.

The complete program at this link.