A lectio magistralis to talk about the Umbrian painter Alberto Burri and illustrate the activity of the homonymous Foundation which in Città di Castello carries on the legacy of one of the great masters of Italian art. The art critic and academic Bruno Corà, president of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, was a special guest, who spoke at the academy for a 360-degree focus on the figure of Burri, on his work and on the commitment of the Burri Foundation – at national and international – in promoting conferences, debates and conventions to promote knowledge of this great protagonist of the culture of the twentieth century. The Foundation operates in two locations: Palazzo Albizzini and the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco, both in Città di Castello, in the province of Perugia. The Seccatoi, in particular, has been hosting since last April the exhibition “La Luce del nero” to which Corà referred in his speech.

Bruno Corà (Rome, 1942)

Bruno Corà, art critic and historian, is currently President of the Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri Foundation. He was a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia (1979-1999), the University of Cassino (1999-2005) and of Florence (2005-2008). Academic of honor of the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci (Perugia, 1981), professor emeritus of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2013), has held leading roles in numerous institutional realities: he was in fact director of the Pecci Museum in Prato ( 1995-2002), Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia (1993-2001), the CAMeC de La Spezia (2003-2007), the Museum of Art and the Cultural Center of Lugano (2008-2010). Curator of the Biennials of Gubbio (1996-97, 2016), of Carrara (2006), of La Spezia (2002, 2004 and 2006) and Commissioner for Italy at the Dakar Biennial (2002). He is the author of numerous publications on major international contemporary artists. Curator of scientific-artistic conferences, he has traveled and curated exhibitions in various cities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Europe, China and other countries.