A church converts into a museum: the Santissima Trinità in Foligno

Santissima Trinità in Annunziata-Centro Italiano d’Arte contemporanea di Foligno

The deconsecrated church of the Santissima Trinità in Annunziata, in Foligno, is now a museum hub and home to the “Cosmic Magnet” sculpted by mysterious artist Gino De Dominicis (1947-1998): a giant human skeleton – twenty-four meters tall by 9 meters wide – whose perfect anatomical proportions provide a stark contrast to a greatly oversized nose.

The building has a quite complex history: although consecrated in the second half of the 18th century, it was never fully completed (as is obvious looking at its façade, for example); after 1860 it was forfeited by the State and improperly used in a variety of ways; it was partially torn down in 1980 and terribly damaged in the 1997 earthquake that hit Umbria and Marche.

Finally, in 2011 it transformed into a museum hub – the Italian Center for Contemporary Art in Foligno. Its new structure was designed by Guendalina Salimei, owner of the T-Studio Architecture&Design in Rome.

Here are a few photos of the church after this recent “conversion”.

Photos via:
https://divisare.com/projects/141246-guendalina-salimei-tstudio-architecture-design-t-studio-contemporary-art-museum https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertofoto/14969024718

January 10, 2018

A church converts into a museum: the Santissima Trinità in Foligno

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