15th Bi-Annual Exhibit of Sacred Art at the Shrine of St. Gabriele

On Sunday, 11 March 2012, at 12:00 noon, in the Shrine of St. Gabriel (Teramo, Italy) the 15th Bi-Annual Exhibit of contemporary Sacred Art will be inaugurated. This year it will be divided into two phases: the first will be held from March 11 to the end of June 2012 and the second from late July to late October 2012. 
The biennial of 2012 is scheduled among the various events planned to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the death of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin (1862-2012).
The first part of the exhibition of the biennial event is focused on the topic of “From one announcement to another”: famous contemporary artists (including Bonechi, Borghi, Casentini, Cascella, Casciello, Ceccobelli, Crocetti, Falconi, Galliani, Giovannoni, Giuliani, Kokocinski, Lorenzetti, Modica, Mulas, Nagasawa, Nunzio, Notari, Paladin, Rainaldi, Riva, Rupnik, Xerra, Tirelli, Tito, Vago) reinterpret a splendid Flemish Renaissance Annunciation (work of the master of the legend of Saint Lucy), dated to 1485, property of the Shrine, and exhibited to the public for the first time.
Organized by the “Fondazione Staurós Italiana onlus”, the 2012 Biennial was organized by Giuseppe Bacci in collaboration with Marco Gallo and Alessandra Morelli. The catalogue of the exhibition, in addition to all the illustrations of the exhibited works, offers a theological-biblical introduction of Cardinal Mercati and an essay by art critic Marco Gallo.
The exhibition is divided into four sections that recall, in narrative sequence, images of the Annunciation of the Gospel of Luke. Among the more than 100 exhibits, many were executed for this occasion. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, will inaugurate the exhibition at the Shrine which will begin with celebration of Mass (11:00 AM). At 12:00 noon he will inaugurate the exhibition which will remain open until June 30, 2012.
Time period: 11 March-30 June 2012, timetable: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM-3:00 PM-7:00 PM (closed on Mondays). Admission free.