"VIVA LA VIDA / VIVA MARIA - Tribute to Maria Campitelli"
at the International Women's Biennial
at Magazzino 26 – Porto Vecchio, Trieste
Friday, December 22, at 6:00 PM
(Guided tour at 5:00 PM)

As part of the IV edition of the International Women's Biennial with the theme "Breathing with the World" at Magazzino 26 in Porto Vecchio, Trieste, a special event titled "VIVA LA VIDA / VIVA MARIA" will take place on Friday, December 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM, in the Luttazzi Hall in the enchanting setting of Magazzino 26, Porto Vecchio - Trieste.
The event will be a tribute to the extraordinary life and career of Maria Campitelli, a prominent figure in art criticism, curator of numerous painting, music, and dance exhibitions, as well as "public art" events. A longstanding journalist, Maria was the founder of the Gruppo 78 International Contemporary Art, making a significant contribution to the local and international art scene. Born into a family of artists, with an aunt who loved art and music and a mother passionate about painting, Maria Campitelli grew up in a creatively charged environment. Her father, Matteo Campitelli, a painter and portraitist, left an indelible mark on her life and her passion for art.
The event will be introduced by opening remarks from Šeherzada Ahmetović, President of the International Women's Biennial, and Giorgio Rossi, Councilor for Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Trieste.
There will be significant testimonials from those who had the privilege of sharing moments and ideas with Maria Campitelli, including Lucia Starace, Francesco Carbone, and Pierpaolo Ciana.
Throughout the evening, artists and friends of Gruppo 78 will pay tribute to Maria with video performances, exploring her impact and legacy in the artistic realm. Angela Pietribiasi, Betta Porro, Cecilia Donaggio Luzzatto-Fegiz, Bruna Daus, Elisa Vladilo, Elisa Zurlo, Fabiola Faidiga, Giuliana Balbi, Guillermo Giampietro, Lucia Flego, Lucio Perini, Massimo Premuda, Miriam Del Bianco, Nadia Moncheri, Olga Danelone, Paola Pisani, and Tea Giorgi will be present.

5:00 PM – Presentation of the International Women's Biennial and guided tour of the exhibition
6:00 PM – Start of the event in the Luttazzi Hall
7:30 PM – Christmas greetings and cheers

Event Venue:
The guided tour at BID23ART will take place on the first floor of Magazzino 26, while the "VIVA LA VIDA / VIVA MARIA" event will be hosted in the Luttazzi Hall on the third floor.
How to get there: Take bus No. 6, booking the stop specifically for the Polo Museale, or by car from Viale Miramare, turning at the roundabout towards Porto Vecchio.
The event is open to everyone.
The entrance ticket for the guided tour includes participation in the "VIVA LA VIDA / VIVA MARIA" event.

  • Ticket: €5 – full price, €3 – reduced price.