A Temporary Museum
For Giovanni Bosco
On 4 July last, a temporary museum dedicated to Giovanni Bosco was inaugurated in Sicily at Castellammare Del Golfo, his native village.
Open until 30 September 2014, this space was born from the desire of a group of young volunteers to make available to the public some of the works that the Giovanni Bosco Association has helped to save and enhance.
Giovanni Bosco was exhibited at the gallery from 18 March to 19 April 2011. A 120-page trilingual catalogue was published on this occasion.
The days of the Sicilian Giovanni Bosco were marked by popular Neapolitan songs and paintings of rare inventiveness that he performed on the walls of his city or on makeshift materials: dismembered or “overmembered” bodies, serpentes shapes and homunculus, cephalic hearts, words and signs punctuating the drawing’s interval. A colorist of the Sicilian streets, the artist is now part of prestigious collections, including those of Antoine de Galbert, abcd/Bruno Decharme (France), and Treger-Saint Silvestre (Portugal).