I’ve had the most awful chest infection the past week so it seems, but powered on! After a visit to the doc this morning and being given a dose of strong antibiotics, I’ve been told to rest for a few days and I’m doing just that today. Reminiscing on old times when I was a superstar at making ceramic food. #ceramics#ceramica#ceramicfood#ceramicart#takemeback#relaxing#therapy#ballarat#australia#smb#pottery @p.pilven and @rubypilven_ceramics were the best teachers. Would love to do more soon 💖🍓🍆🌶🥐
Against every ethnocentrism and for a dynamic and effective welcome, we have designed and conducted creative workshops with free access to the tools and resources of our spaces and to those of our project partners.
The strong idea was to ask some young migrants to produce artistic works that contained both the point of view of their original cultures and of European culture. In order to help them in this difficult task, lessons were offered to the students on European avant-gardes, on some models of classical art and on the contribution of the African arts to the history of world art.
President Sergio Bruno of the “Atelier dei Creativi” has helped the young men to try their hand at painting on canvas.
Professor Raffele Mondazzi of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino taught the young men, at our Museum, how to create original sculptures.
The young men responded using all their resources, with independent research and produced creative results of great value.
The work that these young migrants have accomplished, however, goes beyond the artistic gesture, because in that gesture they had to synthesize distant worlds, sometimes dialoguing more often perceived as areas of cultural friction. They had to express together the discomfort of a double point of view and the resource to contain in themselves more than a single cultural heritage.
The task was almost a challenge to look inside themselves and to return fragments of their real life, the result is - it seems - a lesson that we should all learn: a willingness to look at the world through the eyes of another, searching for possible synthesis instead of focusing on fences and borders.
We want to thank our partners for this incredible human and artistic journey that we are all very proud of:
L'isola di ariel of Lurisia
Museo della Ceramica of Mondovì
Atelier dei Creativi of the Mondovì Piazza
And the Città di Mondovì for the sponsorship granted.
Art is an expression whereby thoughts are transferred into object we can see, touch and enjoy.
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Ceramic with glaze combed surface, Seal JNG
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