“Silent Dance. Tribute to Carla Fracci” is the title of the exhibition displaying works by Francesco Caraccio at the Sheremetevskiy Palace, which hosts the State Music Museum of St. Petersburg. The theme of the exhibition – curated by Enzo Fornaro (Organization - EF International Service Art Ltd), co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General in St. Petersburg and with the support of the Culture Committee of St. Petersburg – is dance, and especially the tradition of Diaghilev’s ‘Ballets Russes’. The dedication of the exhibition to Carla Fracci, who studied with Vera Volkova, highlights her fruitful cooperation with the Russian world of dance and aims to celebrate the close artistic and theatrical ties between Russia and Italy.
Francesco Caraccio, a member of the Italian Modernist Expressionism Movement and the artistic and spiritual pupil of Chagall, was born in Maruggio, in the province of Taranto, in 1948. After having acquired several experiences in northern Europe, he now continues experimenting with painting and sculpting in his Milan studio.
The exhibition was opened on 25 February and will run until 4 March.