CAPUCCI DIONISIACO, designs for the theatre
To coincide with Pitti Uomo 93, the Uffizi Gallery hosts Capucci Dionisiaco. Disegni per il teatro. Curated by Roberto Capucci, this exhibition in the Andito degli Angiolini rooms in Palazzo Pitti will run from 9 January to 14 February 2018.
Andito degli Angiolini di Palazzo Pitti
Seventy-two large works on paper that reveal a new side to Roberto Capucci, one very different from his haute couture design style that has brought him worldwide fame.
Here, he showcases a suite of drawings with an unexpected, surprising repertoire of men's theatre costumes that he has drawn in great secrecy since the nineties, inspired by an idea of dreamlike production. A series of “follies” – as Capucci himself calls them – that he has chosen, not by chance, to show in Florence, the city of his debut way back in 1951.
The title of the exhibition, Capucci dionisiaco, is suggested by the mysterious, ambiguous nature of the men’s costumes it features. A gallery of multi-shape highly metamorphic figures that appear to transfigure the myth of Dionysus and his chameleon-like court.
Roberto Capucci personally curates this exhibition with a catalogue published by Polistampa featuring a rich collection of photos to accompany text by Eike D. Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Gallery, Caterina Chiarelli, curator of the Palazzo Pitti Fashion and Costume Museum, Caterina Napoleone, and Giovanni Gavazzeni, well-known music and theatre critic.
Realised in collaboration with the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, with support from the Fondazione Eduardo De Filippo and Azienda Agricola Scovaventi, the event is organised by the Accademia degli Infuocati.