The pavilion of the Umbria Region presents itself as a viral form of incorporation and evokes emotional, unusual aspects of Umbria: from the fossil forest of Dunarobba to the Porziuncola of Assisi, the study of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro in Gubbio to the winged eye of Tomaso Buzzi at Montegabbione, from the Calamita Cosmica of Gino De Dominicis to the Grande Nero by Alberto Burri, all the way to the perspective effects which in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria gauge the metaphysical space of the Annunciazione of Piero della Francesca.

The exterior of the pavilion is decorated with a pattern of “monk” lettering (the new font launched by the Umbria Region for “Expo Milano 2015”) forming an interrogative anagram for the installation (Scorched or blackened).

The interior features a long display case for the artistic experiments of four professors at the ABA demonstrating the innovative use of four traditional materials of local Umbrian crafts: Arthur Duff/ceramics, Marco Fagioli/wood, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini/paper, Paul Robb/glass.

The project is part of the action of territorial branding and communication organized by the Umbria Region to promote not just the territory but also the aspects linked to creativity, lifestyle and craftsmanship, between tradition and innovation.


Project Paolo Belardi ABA – Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci di Perugia

Promoted by Regione Umbria



gallery gallery
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gallery gallery
Paolo Belardi ABA - Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci di Perugia