The large artwork “Permette? Sandro Symeoni” was inaugurated.

On Saturday 27 April, during the SYMEONI 2024 Festival, the largest permanent artwork dedicated to the poster designer Sandro Simeoni was inaugurated, entitled “Permette? Sandro Symeoni”.

An enormous graphic develops, for over 50 m2, on the Kerlite wall designed by Luca Siano (founder of the Sandro Simeoni archive, creator and artistic director of the SYMEONI Festival and expert in cinema poster design).

Taken from a sketch by Symeoni for Ettore Scola's 1971 film “Permette? Rocco Papaleo", the site specific installation intends to celebrate the timeless art of the infamous poster designer from Ferrara and the great Italian cinema. The permanent work, in fact, in addition to paying homage to Sandro Simeoni, also wants to be a tribute to the great Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, whose birth centenary is in 2024.

The large size and bright colors give strength to the faces and characters depicted in full "Symeoni style". Mastroianni's hand, extended to welcome, seems like an encouragement, an invitation to reach Migliarino, the town from which Simeoni left to pursue his dreams and where today, thanks to this very colorful graphics, he returns to stay. The permanent work is in fact located at the entrance to Migliarino (in via Roma, corner of via Robustini), in the province of Ferrara.

This large installation, conceived and sponsored by the Sandro Symeoni Archive, was created with the support of the mayor of Fiscaglia Fabio Tosi, in collaboration with Ferrara La Città del Cinema, Officinarkitettura and Casa Della Ceramica S.r.l.