“Fashion for Planet Open Parliament”, Cittadellarte and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion are back to give voice to the rights of nature
On 22 February, Fondazione Pistoletto’s Fashion B.E.S.T. and CNMI will propose the third act of the event as part of “Milan Fashion Week”. From 11.00 am to 5.30 pm, Palazzo Giureconsulti will host an immersive audiovisual experience that will give participants the opportunity to listen to nature through an artistic language.
The multimedia platform on Rai’s radio channel featured an episode on the artist’s trinamic symbol articulated in a dialogue between journalist Alma Manera and Fernando Miglietta. “With the Third Paradise,” said the architect and essayist, “the artist has conceived a collective work that involves children, adults, artists and different ideologies”.
The final event of the Drap-Art festival, organised in collaboration with Barcelona's Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture, was on the 2023 Rebirth Day and celebrated the blossoming of an increasingly shared cultural landscape in the capital of Catalonia: for the entire day, a local and international audience was involved in activities and moments of dialogue on the topics of freedom and environmental protection.
When a musical instrument becomes a means for teaching life: for years now the spaces of the Pistoletto Foundation have hosted the course of Suzuki violin for children between the ages of 3 and 18. Teacher Liana Mosca, assisted by Antonella Maffeo, who follows the rhythmic courses for the youngest students, told us about the formative imprint of the lessons and gave us a preview of the programme of upcoming concerts. "By following our course," she said, "you don't just learn a musical technique, you dedicate time to an all-round discipline, touching on aspects such as beauty, body control and coordination, memory, and interpersonal relationships".
As of mid-December 2023, the board of Fondazione Pistoletto has five new members: Andrea Ciurcina (lawyer), Giuseppe La Masa (lawyer), Emanuele Montibeller (founder of Arte Sella), Simone Mainardi (accountant) and Andrea Montanari (professor and lawyer). "New sap," said president Giuliana Setari referring to the new councillors, "means new strength, and Cittadellarte needs it to face the challenges that lie ahead in 2024 and the coming years".
Michelangelo Pistoletto has conceived a new version of the trinamic symbol which represents the human brain and a sequence of bit strings in the two opposite circles, and the union and synthesis between the two in the central one. The work follows in the wake of the artist's research into artificial intelligence.