Quale Bellezza? – Venus of the rags at Bolzano
In the frame of the project Quale Bellezza? The Venus of rags in Bolzano, curated by Manuel Canelles (Spazio5 artecontemporanea – embassy of the project Terzo Paradiso) and Nazario Zambaldi (Teatro Pratiko – project META) we were able to admire the famous Venere of the rags by Michelangelo Pistoletto (1967) to cross some of the most delicate borders of our country to finally reach Bolzano on September 2nd. Following its long wandering the work was installed inside the courtyard of the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University of Bolzano, where it will remain visible from the top until October 13th.
13.10.2018 – FINISSAGE
18:00 – 20:00
The Venus of Ventimiglia
Double talk about the incredible experience of the Gianchette di Ventimiglia neighborhood, symbol of the supportive action of Don Rito Alvarez who gave shelter to more than twelve thousand people rejected on the borders of France. With the intervention of Don Rito Alvarez, the volunteers of the Gianchette district and the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli that with the project SconfinataMente has collaborated in the stay of the Venus of the rags at Ventimiglia.
20:00 – 22:00
Inter-ethnic dinner – Appointment with the traveling project “Cucine senza confine” by Rachele Sordi for Officine Vispa.
Soundtrack performance – Curated by Stefano Bernardi
What´s onReading Garden
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo establish Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 scientific committee established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
2014 − 2020 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2021 artistic directors: Angelika Burtscher, Daniele Lupo
Production and organisation: Ada Keller
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.