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The Bestiary of Earth

Project by the Israeli artist Yuval Avital (Jerusalem, 1977). Exhibitions, special events, performances and installations in Reggio Emilia and Parma from June to December 2022.

June 10 - December 11, 2022

Reggio Parma Festival project of the year, with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture. Project partners: Open Festival, Verdi Festival and Parma Festival Theater. Municipality of Parma and Municipality of Reggio Emilia. The complete program can be found on the Reggio Parma Festival website, below is the calendar of Reggio Emilia events:

Exquisite Anatomies

Mostra Yuval Avital

June 9 - July 24, 2022
September 2 - November 27, 2022

Museums Palace, via Spallanzani 1
Opening times: Friday-Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Free entrance


The core of the exhibition is the Cadavres exquis, hybrid beings, half animal, half human or assemblies of several animals that frightened - but actually fascinated considerably - the collective imagination by leaving the human model.

The artist gives voice to his subconscious and his imagination by shaping hybrid and fantastic creatures with often bright and contrasting colours, sometimes suspended in the void, others integrated in alienating settings.

The Cadavres exquis are not just art games but representations of freedom and the subconscious, an iconographic stream of consciousness of our vision of the world in dialogue with the Spallanzani Collection.

Participatory monographic exhibition curated by Alessandro Gazzotti

Participatory monographic exhibition curated by Alessandro Gazzotti.


“Cadavre Exquis” Wall Painting

Murales Yuval

From J
uly 19, 2022

Farmacie Comunali Riunite warehouse, via Doberdò 9

Always visible from the San Lazzaro Park (behind the Psychiatry Museum), via Amendola 2.

The execution of the work, 80 metres length, was entrusted to Simone Ferrarini starting from the drawings by Yuval Avital.



chiostri san pietro


October 1 - November 13, 2022

San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c
Opening times: Friday-Sunday 3.00 - 8.00 p.m.
Free entrance

Monographic exhibition curated by Marina Dacci.

The Membrane project is divided into several rooms of the San Pietro Cloisters. Painting, drawing, photography, video and sound are an invitation to break the rigid boundaries between man and nature, considering both an essential part of a universal energy in which to be inscribed. Tension and abandonment are salient features of the movement of bodies in the performances as well as the instinctive pictorial gesture of Yuval Avital that characterizes his artistic production: both open and dissolve in a close relationship with the land of archaic and symbolic flavour and strong thaumaturgical impact.




November 18-20, 2022
Part I  - Teatro Regio, Parma
December 2-4, 2022 Part II - Teatro Due, Parma

December 10-11, 2022 Part III - Reggio Emilia
Teatro Valli, piazza Martiri del 7 luglio, and Teatro Ariosto, corso Cairoli 1

A large composite event that will take place, in Parma and Reggio Emilia, in several moments (between November and December) to close the year of the "Bestiary of the Earth". The study of the symbolism of medieval bestiaries has led the artist to create a collection of twenty bestial-scenes. The artist's transposition will take the form of live performances, installations and videos invading the theatrical spaces involved, not only the conventional ones but also those normally not accessible to the public.

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