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Biennal of Contemporary Sacred Art – BACS

from 1 to 31 October, 2023

MARIA omnia plena


BACS 2023
Biennal of Contemporary Sacred Art

At its third edition framed within the theme REDEMPTION, the artworks by 70 artists in the catalog have been exhibited as per the selection SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Liana Marabini (Monaco)
Writer, filmmaker, and patron of the arts. President of the Biennale, President of the Patrons of the Vatican Museums (Monaco Chapter)

Members (in alphabetical order):
Daniel Boéri (Monaco) Art expert President of the Culture and Heritage Commission, National Council of the Principality of Monaco, Maria Bologna (Monaco) Journalist, Maria Lorena Franchi (Italy) Art expert, Mgr. René Giuliano (Monaco) Honorary Vicar General, Diocese of Monaco, Giorgio Grasso (Italy) Art historian and critic, Michel Imbert (France) Art historian, Elisabeth Lev (USA) Writer and art historian, Duquesne University of Chicago, Laura Marsotto (Italy) Patron, Prof. Mar Morosse (Spain) Professor of Art History, University of New York.

being the HONORARY COMMITTEE formed by:

S.E.R. Card. Gianfranco Ravasi

Members (in alphabetical order):
Brigitte Boccone-Pagès (Monaco) President of the National Council of the Principality of Monaco, François Jacquot (France) Collector, Gary Krupp (USA) Pave the Way Foundation, New York, Françoise Léonelli (France) Chief Curator Musée Jean Cocteau in Menton, Prince Nikolaus von Liechtenstein, Mauro Marabini (Monaco) Collector and patron, Jean-Luc Marion (France) of the Académie Française, Princess Maria Pia Ruspoli (Italy) Patron, Jean Sévillia (France) Historian and writer, Anne Shea (USA) Patron.

The theme of the 2023 BACS edition, held from 1 to 31 October 2023 at the Palais des Ambassadeurs in Menton is Redemption.
The work Guido Dettoni della Grazia has chosen to participate in it is the new version of his sculpture MARIA Omnia Plena as Co-Redemptrix. A title that expresses and synthesizes Mary’s participation in the Saving and Redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

The 21 in (54 cm) enlargement of the work MARIA Omnia Plena arrives in Menton, France, to participate in the  BIENNIAL OF SACRED CONTEMPORARY ART -BACS, after it’s August 2023 presentation in the Assisis Diocesan Museum and Crypt of San Rufino, in Assisi, Italy.

Sculpture: MARIA Omnia Plena
Author: Guido Dettoni della Grazia
Year: 2023
Material: White polyamide.
Technique: 3D additive printing with a mesh surface.
Dimensions:  Height 54 cm (1,78 ft), placed on 124 cm (7,4 ft) high iron pedestal.