Exhibition “Saint Sebastian: a tribute from Italy to Rio de Janeiro” is part of the celebrations of Italy’s Year in Latin America and 450 years of Rio de Janeiro’s foundation
The exhibition is an initiative of Enel Green Power with the support of Enel Brasil.

Rio de Janeiro, November 25th, 2015 – On November 27th, Enel Green Power will bring to Rio de Janeiro the works of Italian artists Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), "San Sebastiano curato da Irene", and Guido Reni (1575-1642), "San Sebastiano". The paintings come from the National Art Gallery of Bologna and the Capitoline Museum in Rome, respectively. The frames, representing the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, Saint Sebastian, will be exhibited at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, located in the city center, from November 27th, 2015 to March 15th, 2016. The exhibition is part of the celebrations of Italy’s Year in Latin America and of 450 years of Rio de Janeiro’s foundation.

“The Enel Group has a strong presence in Brazil through renewable and conventional generation, as well as distribution networks. We consider ourselves true Brazilian citizens, with our industrial, environmental and social obligations,” stated Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel Green Power. “The 450 years of Rio de Janeiro’s foundation represent a perfect fit to bring to this city two masterpieces depicting its patron saint. Through this exhibition and other initiatives worldwide we are supporting the cultural exchange between countries as well as the spread of knowledge on the unique Italian artistic heritage. Art becomes for us the driving force for global values, encompassing beauty, excellence, history, values to be delivered to future generations as the cornerstones of tomorrow’s world.”

The exhibition, financed by Enel Green Power, results from a partnership between the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, the Italian Embassy and Italian Institute of Culture in Brazil, with the support of Enel Brasil.

Enel Green Power is the Enel Group Company fully dedicated to the international development and management of renewable energy sources, with operations in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With a generation capacity that corresponds to approximately 32 billion kWh in 2014 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat – enough to meet the energy needs of more than 11 million households – Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix that provides generation volumes well over the sector average. The company has an installed capacity of more than 10,600 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass. The company has about 740 plants operating in 17 countries.

In Latin America, Enel Green Power runs renewable energy plants in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay that have a total installed capacity of more than 2,000 MW.

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