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.

THE EXHIBITION 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 Pistoletto, 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 prayer, 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.
The Cittadellarte 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 architecture.

THE EVENTS
January 2008: Presentation of the book THE THIRD PARADISE. Spirituality, science of art, by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
22-23-24 February 2008: Ice Cream and desserts Love Difference as a cultural passport event.
 
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