Illuminated outdoor exhibit entitled “Volare” currently on display in Little Italy, New York City
Italian artisans have created an illuminated outdoor exhibit entitled, “Volare” which is based on one of the most well-known Italian songs of all time, “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu”. The exhibit, which was produced by Artistic Director, Tiziano Corbelli and Craftsman, Antonio Spiezia is currently on display in Little Italy, New York City.
Message from Artistic Director Tiziano Corbelli:
I am Tiziano Corbelli, Cultural Promoter and author of the artistic and “talking” luminaries of Bologna, Naples, Milan, Sanremo, Pesaro and other cities in Italy.
I longed for this luminous project to cross the borders to reach the United States as a sign of real affection and passion that binds us as Italian citizens, who have known, and listened to, the stories of their family members, relatives, which led them to believe in a better life in the great country of freedom, guided by hope and a dream.
Today with this idea, I would like to retrace a path moved by a strong spirit of appreciation and research, attributing important meanings to the installation.
The work reproduces in a luminescent key the best-known song of Italianness in the world: “Nel Blu dipinto di blu” and sailed over that Atlantic as our compatriots did, days, weeks, months of waiting.
This initiative was promoted by Italian sponsors who were happy to support the exhibit’s production and shipping costs.
Volare is not just a song, it is much more, an absolutely original installation that wants to thank New York and the U.S. for welcoming our people.
Banner Image: Art exhibit “Volare” in Little Italy. Image Credit – Italian American Museum