Il Palazzo della Farnesina nel 1959 2 - Foto Vasari, Roma
The travelling exhibition The Origins of the European Union - Architecture and Art for the Farnesina Palace is set to open at the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm on Oct. 16. It will run until Nov. 6 and then move to the Italian Embassy in Berlin until Dec. 4, before transferring to the Chifte Hamam National Gallery of Macedonia, where it will run from Dec. 11 to Jan. 21 2015. The exhibition marks Italy's six-month Presidency of the European Union and provides a snapshot of the Farnesina Collections, illustrating the artistic and architectural scene in Italy during the early years of the European Union. The Farnesina Palace became the home of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over 30 years ago. The show focuses on the artists and architects involved in the completion of the building in the Fifties and Sixties.
Documents containing alterations to the original plans, architect Enrico Del Debbio's interior designs, artworks from rooms on the piano nobile and works acquired through public competitions will be on exhibit. There will also be designs, sketches and archive material, including studies and plans from the Del Debbio archive, a selection of works belonging to the Ministry by artists such as Carla Accardi, Piero Dorazio, Antonio Sanfilippo and works on loan to the Farnesina Collection by artists including Afro Baldella, Gianni Bertini and Corrado Cagli. Sketches for decorations and some contemporary works from the archives of the artists working on the Farnesina, including Pietro Cascella, Luigi Montanarini and Gastone Novelli will also be on show.