Yuval Avital

Il bestiario della terra

  • Edited by Marina Dacci
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 176
  • Illustrations 200
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836654734
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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This visual atlas of Bestiario della Terra, the artistic project sponsored in 2022 by the Associazione Reggio Parma Festival (made up of Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma, Fondazione Teatro Due, Fondazione I Teatri, the City of Parma and the City of Reggio Emilia), presents a complex, visionary meta-work by Yuval Avital. In this project, the artist combines and connects different artistic languages: sound, performance, painting, drawing, video, and “iconosonic” installations. The various stages of the project unfolded in different places and venues around Parma and Reggio Emilia, creating an intense dialogue with the local area. The ‘atlas’ included the following chapters: Anatomie Squisite, in dialogue with the Spallanzani Collection, Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia; Il Canto dello Zooforo, Casa del Suono, Parma; Cadavre Exquis, Magazzino Farmacie Comunali Riunite, Reggio Emilia; Lessico Animale: Prologo, APE Parma Museo, Parma; Membrane, Cloisters of San Pietro, Reggio Emilia; Mostrario I, Teatro Regio, Parma; Mostrario II, Teatro Due, Parma; Mostrario III, Teatro Municipale Valli, Reggio Emilia; and Persona (sponsored by Parma 360 in collaboration with Reggio Parma Festival), Palazzo Marchi, Parma.
The project was brought about through the efforts of over 500 people – the staffs of the institutions and cultural associations involved, art professionals, artisans, technicians, dancers, singers, musicians, and performers – and drew over 20,000 viewers to the events.



What Monster are you?
Sonic Ritual
Making of


The Journey of Il Bestiario della Terra
Luigi Ferrari, Reggio Parma Festival

Yuval Avital and Il Bestiario della Terra
Marina Dacci

Please, come in
Carine Fol

The "fantastic voyage" of Anatomie Squisite
Alessandro Gazzotti

Animal Lexicon
Cristiano Leone

PERSONA. Rethinking the Human-Individual
Chiara Canali

Marina Dacci

Yuval and Teatro Regio
Anna Maria Meo e Barbara Minghetti

A Brief Conversation about Bestiario
Paolo Cantù e Roberto Fabbi

The image comes before the thought
Paola Donati

Yuval Avital. Short bio

The stages of Il Bestiario della Terra

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