“Ossimoro”, the mural by Igor Scalisi Palminteri at TrapaniSiciliafan Airport

Called “Oxymoron“The new mural of Igor Scalisi Palmintericreated for the thirtieth anniversary of Airgest’s management ofTrapani Birgi airport. “Vincenzo Florio” is becoming more and more an art gallery with bas-reliefs, busts and satyr heads on display, a loan from the Sicilian region.

The new mural at Trapani Airport

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the management of Airgest ofTrapani Birgi airportcelebrated on June 29, a mural entitled “Oxymoron”, about 40 meters long and created by Palermo painter Igor Scalisi Palminteri, was inaugurated.

When cutting the ribbon in the front row the chairman of Airgest, Salvatore Ombrathe board member Giulia FerroTourist Councilor, Manlio Messina and the architect Maria Laura Galvano of the Department of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, which has continued to donate the mural to the airportalong with the lending for an exhibition open to the public of ten color reproductions of the dancing Satyr head.

The meaning of the work

And with the saying oxymoronthe artist Igor Scalisi Palminteriin cooperation with Marco Perniciaromarketing and communications manager, who took care of the storytelling, intended to pay tribute and represent, through images and suggestions in balance between real and surreal, the contrasts that make the area unique improves its “sublime diversity“.

A visual story to be lived intensely. A place that in addition to the beauty of art and nature provides the opportunity to practice sports such as I swimdiving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, kite flying, climbing, cycling and trekking.

“L ‘airport is the gateway to our territory – commented the President of Airgest, Salvatore Ombra – and there could be no showcase or a better gift to celebrate thirty years of managing the airport, which for a third saw me involved. An important legacy that will remain for future generations to celebrate many symbols of beauty and culture in different areas of Trapani in a place that unites them all.

A strong and fragile beauty passes through us every day he emphasized Igor Scalisi Palminteri –. Those who live in these places know it well and the traveler who decides to spend time in the province of Trapani will find out. We are the land of wind and silence, we are holy and profane, the stormy sea of ​​storm and the endless silence of the beaches. We are torpor of a bright afternoon on the golden beaches and the plague of a slaughterhouse that gives life to thousands of families. We are the glory of Florio and their defeat. We are dazzlingly light and lonely low beams. The old Selinunte and the contemporary Gibellina. What a wonderful territory! ».

In Trapani airport all elements of the territory

The work portrays some famous sculpturessuch as the head of Venus, preserved at the Antonino Cordici Museum in Erice, the Giovinetto di Mozia, located at the Whitaker Museum in Mozia (Marsala), the mysterious goddess Hecate, which can be observed in the archeological park Selinunte (Castelvetrano), the dancing satyr, emblem of the homonymous museum for Mazara del Vallo. At the center is the processing of coral, an ancient craft widespread in the Trapani area, of which magnificent artifacts have been preserved, made by coral masters and sculptors, at the regional museum “Agostino Pepoli” in Trapani.

To complete it some places, elements and representative moments of the territory: Faraglioni of Scopello (Castellamare del Golfo), “The Star at the Entrance to Belice”, the work of Pietro Consagra (Belize Valley), The Salt Museum in Nubia (Paceco), the windmills (widespread throughout the coast, from Trapani to Marsala), the mysteries: ancient religious tradition in the Trapani area, the Segesta Theater (Calatafimi Segesta), biodiversity, from pink flamingos to Caretta Caretta turtles.

And again Selinunte Archaeological Park (Castelvetrano), the sunsets. An exciting moment to live in any context in the Trapani area: from the sea to the vineyards in the hills, from the islands to the medieval villages, from the salt pans to the nature reserves, Great Cretto by Alberto Burri (Gibellina), tuna and tuna: an activity that saw the members of the Florio family as virtuous actors.

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