The Studio at Monte Olimpino: the experimental cinema by Bruno Munari and Marcello Piccardo"

29 May 2022

curated by Guido Bartorelli

The Studio at Monte Olimpino was set up in 1962 as an experimental cinema workshop in Monte Olimpino near Como and continued to function until 1972. The retrospective presents a broad selection of films spawned by collaborative partnership between the great artist, designer and paedogogue Bruno Munari (Milan, 1907 – 1998) and Marcello Piccardo (Genoa, 1914 – Como, 1999), a tireless experimenter in the world of film and television.

Their output was a milestone in Italian experimental cinema and helped to weave the background fabric for the video art that was to come after it.



Sala Cinema
admission via the steps in Via Milano 9a, Rome
Access to the Cinema theatre and the Auditorium is allowed only to subjects in possession of COVID-19 green certification obtained from completion of the vaccination cycle or from recovery (cd. Green Pass Rafforzato) and FFP2 mask.
Reservations can be made on from 9.00 am on the Monday preceding the screening right up to one hour before the screening is due to begin.
Programmes may vary. Any changes will be posted on the Palazzo delle Esposizioni’s website. If you have booked but are unable to come, please remember to cancel your reservation by going to your private area on the website, so that someone else can take your place.
Please make sure you get there 10 minutes before the screening is due to begin, otherwise your reservation will no longer be considered valid and your place will be given to the first person in the queue at the entrance.
Image: Studio at Monte Olimpino, still from Scacco matto. Courtesy Andrea Piccardo and Corraini Edizioni


May 29 2022, 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Admission free while places last, reservation required To tie with the exhibiton Video makes you happy. Video art in Italy