Society in the mirror. On show, the ten nuclei denominated Uffizi
of Cittadellarte, that convey a
message of responsible social transformation.
The underlying theme of the exhibition, announced in September at the Festival of the Mind in
Sarzana, entitled "CITTADELLARTE - Pistoletto and the Third Paradise"
, to be inaugurated on the
8th of December at CAMeC in La Spezia, is the mission of Cittadellarte: “to inspire and produce
responsible change in society through ideas and creative projects”.
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, a center for contemporary art with headquarters in Biella in a
building of industrial archeological interest on the banks of the river Cervo, is a dynamic workshop
where creativity and art interact with the various facets of the social context.
aims to recreate a little Cittadellarte in the halls of the CAMeC, through an
original and interactive set-up representing its Uffizi
, complete with works by Michelangelo
, like One year
, a theatrical presentation interpreted by twenty inhabitants of Corniglia,
staged at the Quirino Theater in Rome in 1981; the Multiconfessional place of meditation and
, realized in the Paoli Calmettes Oncology Center in Marseilles (2000), which contains the
symbols of the various religions including laical spirituality and art. Woollen – The reinstated apple
is a work created in 2007 by Pistoletto for the Zegna Foundation. It represents the emblem of the
Third Paradise, the symbol of the rejoining between the artificial sphere and the natural sphere.
projects in the exhibition include UNIDEE-Università delle Idee
, which each year
organizes an international residence for young creatives from all over the world, who attend
seminars and workshops to become instigators of responsible social transformation in their own
countries of origin; Love Difference
, artistic movement that intends to create a network of people
from the world of culture in the Mediterranean area (www.lovedifference.org
); Cubes in Motion
which through the union of artists, artisans and manufacturers presents a territory in a unique and
intuitive way; lastly, Turning Point Products
, part of the exhibition “Art at the Center of a
Responsible Social Transformation 2007” ongoing at Cittadellarte, presenting materials for an ecosustainable
: Presentation of the book THE THIRD PARADISE. Spirituality, science of art
22-23-24 February 2008: Ice Cream and desserts Love Difference as a cultural passport event