Claudio Porcarelli’s exhibition ‘Maschere Collection – La reinvenzione dell’io’ opened yesterday, 19th February at the TIM Future Centre as part of a series of events to celebrate the Carnival of Venice 2017.  Curated by architect Laura Villani, the exhibition explores a theme dear to Venice and to the “Commedia dell’Arte” and offers an opportunity to reflect on the history of the mask and the need that man manifests through the reinvention of this new identity.

19 – 28 February 2017 | TIM Future Centre | Campo San Salvador | Venice | Italy

Eighty figures and celebrities portrayed by Porcarelli include Kasia SmutniakJovanotti , Alessandro Gassman, Denis Hopper, Fiorello, Christian De Sica , Bud Spencer , Terence Hill, Loredana Berte, Renato Zero , Nancy Brilli, Lino Banfi, Gianni Morandi Sabrina Ferilli, Vittorio Gassman , Javier Bardem, Elena Sofia Ricci, Massimo Ghini, Ilary Blasi, Isabella Ferrari, Kabir Bedi, Kevin Costner , Monica Bellucci, Mariangela Spalato , Raul Bova, Michael Schumacher , Antonio Albanian, Asia Argento, Mario Monicelli , Carlo Verdone , Luca Tommassini, Patty Pravo, Lucio Dalla, Ricky Tognazzi, Gigi Proietti .