In the internal courtyard of the Fondazione Pistoletto, in Via Serralunga 27 in Biella, there is a sculpture inspired by the Balinese ritual and the Italian tradition of expressing a personal wish by throwing a coin into a sacred spring or fountain. The artwork by Marco Cassani – an Italian artist living in Bali, who is participating in a two-month research residency within the Unidee Residency Programs – will be accessible to the public every day from 10.00 to 18.00 until 10 December 2022.
The opening of the exhibition “Pistoletto Pistoia. Constellation: 5 steps between creation and memory”
Pistoia Musei, in collaboration with Cittadellarte, presents a multi-location exhibition spread across the territory’s identifying places in order to activate processes of social change, create new connections and recover the relationship between city and territory. The exhibition, running from 25 June to 25 September 2022, features some of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s most iconic works alongside new ones created specifically for this project, located in buildings of historical and identity value in the Tuscan city.
The work inspired by the Third Paradise that Michelangelo Pistoletto created to seal the collaboration between Cittadellarte and the Italian Red Cross has been installed on the new roundabout at the intersection of Corso Francia and Via Giordanengo. The installation will be officially unveiled in the spring of 2023 and will soon be completed with specific red lighting, recalling the colour characterising the institution.
Better Places, in collaboration with Open School and its students aged 6 to 10, have created the podcast "5 things you don't know about …", in which the speakers are children talking about topics of their choice. The podcast is part of the project "Learning Neighbourhoods and Experiential Oases", and was made possible by the public call "EduCare".
Sustainable and art for society: Biella offers 20 full exemptions for Accademia Unidee’s three-year courses
Fondazione Pistoletto's Accademia Unidee, an institute of higher education based in Biella, created to build a sustainable vision of a possible balance between artifice and nature, is offering two three-year courses: one in Art for Social Sustainability and one in Sustainable Fashion. Exemptions (up to 100%) and scholarships are available to reward students’ motivation to attend its courses.
While the renovation of the spaces that will host the new Hydro continues, the cultural association has launched a project aimed at revitalising what will be its outdoor area: an online fundraising campaign to finance the creation of a green space for the encounter between people and the surrounding biodiversity, which has been active since Friday 14 October.