Public integralemnte this news shows a very interesting and curious! The whistles of our dear friend Armando Scuto will be on display in Cuneo in the shops of Old Town and at the palace Samone.
News Source and photos: the online newspaper of the province of Cuneo.
Cuneo: The terracotta whistles and shops at the Palazzo Samone the historic center
In July an exhibition allows you to discover pottery dating back to pre-Columbian whistles. Whistles around the world in the windows of shops of Porticone.
An exhibition at Palazzo Samone and an initiative that will involve several shops in the historic center. They are both linked to an object from the long and curious history: the whistle. Not only working tool of referees and policemen, but also as art or even archaeological finds dating back to very ancient times. The history of the whistle the city of Cuneo, in collaboration with the Porticone and dell'Atl devotes two summer events. From 2 July to 1 August, the Palazzo Samone will host an exhibition entitled 'Artist's Toltecatl - pre-Columbian terracotta whistles'. The original exhibition, made up of pieces from the collection of Monica and Armando Scuto Ciaburri, propose a course divided into five rooms: the first two works of Colima and Totonac cultures Vera Cruz from Mexico, the Mayan culture in the third peninsula of the Jaina Yucatan, in the fourth and fifth room works from Peru and Ecuador. This is Venus, smiling figures, gods, animals, warriors, musicians, ball players going back to 500 BC, terracotta objects through lo ‘screditato fischietto’ offrono un assaggio di storia ‘prima della storia’ delle civiltà precolombiane.
Ai fischietti in terracotta è legata una storia lunga ed affascinante che riguarda da vicino anche la terra di Granda. A Cuneo i più anziani ricordano il ‘Subiola’, un signore descritto come ‘alto e distinto’ che vendeva ocarine e galletti fischianti insieme ai dolciumi al mercato di Cuneo. Molto più antico è il fischietto del Museo Antropologico delle Raccolte Civiche ritrovato negli scavi durante i lavori di rifacimento di piazza Boves. Un oggetto risalente al XIV secolo con forme di animale proveniente forse dall’area monregalese. In pochi lo direbbero, ma i fischietti say much about the history of countries of origin, presenting well-defined and unique characteristics of a nation or a state. Also part of the collection of Monica and Armando Scuto Ciaburri whistles are involved in this initiative by the World exhibition curated by Particone, the association of shopkeepers in the historic center of town. The works will be presented on Thursday evening, the opening day of week in stores, in the windows of the establishments participating in the project. In the same evening some craftsmen will show the public the techniques of whistles. PL