Sat, Feb 23|
rhinoceros - galleria Fondazione Alda Fe
Fendi Foundation l’Adolescente by Michelangelo
We will have a free exclusive guided tour of the exhibition L’Adolescente by Michelangelo and the exhibition The Florentine and Roman architectural visions together with anecdotes about the palace renovated by the French architect Jean Nouvel.
Time & Location
Feb 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
rhinoceros - galleria Fondazione Alda Fe, Via dei Cerchi, 21, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
About The Event
Overlooking the Arch of Giano and the area of the Roman Forum, recently restored to the Alda
Fendi Foundation l’Adolescente by Michelangelo, from the State Hermitage Museum in St.
Petersburg, will be exhibited in an extraordinary way.
“L’Adolescente” by Michelangelo, a masterpiece now definitively assigned to the brilliant sculptor,
exhibited for the first time in Rome. We will have a free exclusive guided tour of the exhibition
L’Adolescente by Michelangelo and the exhibition The Florentine and Roman architectural visions
together with anecdotes about the palace renovated by the French architect Jean Nouvel.
Fondazione Alda Fendi - via dei Cerchi, 21- Rome
(the palace that is above the mouth of truth facing the parking lot with the arch of Janus)
Saturday 23 February - 3.30 pm
It is very important to be on time.
Probably made around 1530, the precious marble is one of the very few works of Michelangelo
preserved abroad, arrived in Russia on the initiative of the Tsarina Catherine II the Great, who
bought it from an English banker in 1787.
The Hermitage doesn’t normally lend to private foundations,” says Fendi. “But they were looking
for an important place to show some of their works and they finally decided that this could be the
right place for them. They liked the fact that this space is free and for everyone.”
Alda Fendi writes: "Impeccable form, strength of a pensive and inclined adolescent. An almost fetal
position to listen to the beats of the re - born world. It is a force of the natural absolute. Rethinking
Michelangelo as a concentric force of remote unconscious that will mark a life. Living in order to
embrace the music of the unfinished. Antithetical hypothesis of the infinite".
Why is a life-size resin statue of a rhinoceros positioned a few steps away from Rome’s Arch of
Janus, built in the fourth century B.C.?
“The rhinoceros is a symbol of Rome and of strength,” Fendi explained during a walk-through of
the cultural hub, which spreads over 37,800 square feet and six floors, recovered from the
restoration of three rundown, neighboring buildings.
With her namesake foundation established in 2001, Alda Fendi, one of the five second-
generation Fendi sisters together with Anna, Carla, Franca and Paola, has been supporting the
restoration of several monuments and landmarks in Rome such as the floors of the Basilica Ulpia.
She also mounts theater performances open to the public because she believes “everybody should
be able to enjoy art.
Fendi Tour by Danilo