Meetings around the Mediterranean Table
The "Love Difference" project activates an InterMediterranean
net of cooperation among institutions, architects, writers and searchers
from every country of the area: it promotes their mobility and it activates
a program of cooperation in every country, aiming at developing projects
and actions in which creativity builds new perspectives for the entire
Mirror of the differences, the "Love Difference Table" with the shape of the Mediterranean Sea, a Michelangelo Pistoletto’s work, makes the idea of open and horizontal project concrete, inviting different people to talk and to compare themselves. Every individual from the public becomes an active part in the definition of the project.
Meetings around the Love Difference Table:
Strasbourg (France), Palais du Rhin - Dialogue Interculturel: Utopies
(2nd June - 3rd July 2008)
The European Cultural Parliament is born around the Love Difference Mediterranean Table. >>>
Tel Aviv (Israel), Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Italian Mentalscapes
(19th July - 6th October 2007)
The Love Difference Mediterranean Table, on show in the exhibition curated by Demetrio Paparoni.
Saint Etienne (France) - Love Difference Mediterranean Sea
(15th September - 19th November 2007) >>>
Palermo - Palermo Design Week
(16th - 21st October 2007)
A"Mediterranean Design" roundtable around the Love Difference Mediterranean Table, on show in the second edition of Palermo Design Week.
Zagabria (Croatia), Dom HDLU - Voljeti Razlike
(7th - 28th February 2007) >>>
Parma, Teatro al Parco - Unounoprima, stage europeo degli esordienti
(European Beginning Stage)
(12th - 17th July 2006)
Showing in the Teatro delle Briciole, inside the Parco Ducale, the Love Difference table by Michelangelo Pistoletto ( made from mirror and wood, surrounded by chairs from the different countries of the Mediterranean ) was the meeting point for young artists.
At the meeting "In-vocazioni. Incontro sulle vocazioni" ("In-vocation. Meeting about vocations") with Michelangelo Pistoletto, the artist explains also why he chose the Mediterranean Sea as symbol for Love Difference:
"We see the Mediterranean as being the far south of Europe, the far north of Africa, the far west of Asia and now we can also say, the far east of the United States of America. We have this sea that it is out with all the centres, but becomes the centre of problems: this Mediterranean is highly representative of all cultures, the wonders of the cultures of civilisations, and the more violent contrasts that lead us to think and point out the current reasons for these contrasts."
Bologna, Galleria La2000+45 Spazio G.Testoni - Love Difference
(16th May - 24th June 2006)
Tunis, Orestiadi Foundation - CoDex. Art and Free Knowledge
(14th - 19th November 2005)
in parallel to the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) a workshop, the exhibition "Michelangelo Pistoletto & Cittadellarte The third Paradise, art and free software", curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and a conference with the collaboration of the Department of Digital Policies of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Hipatia and Zerynthia.
Participants: ’Associazione Prodigi (Bologna), Centre d'Appui à la Vie Comunitarie (Kerchaou), Post Programmed City_Territory (Athens), Fnaïre (Marrakech), Gundran for Art and Development (Cairo), Koumbit (Montreal), atelier a (Paris), La Source du Lion (Casablanca), Pontos de Cultura Digital (Sao Paolo).
Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Movement, wins the Minimum Prize of Cittadellarte, international award for the Responsible Transformation of Society.
Bergamo, GAMEC-Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea –
"War is Over. 1945-2005. The freedom of Art from Picasso to Warhol
(15th October 2005 – 26th February 2006)
Exhibition curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and M. Cristina Rodeschini Galati
Modena - Galleria Civica, Palazzina dei Giardini - "Michelangelo
Pistoletto and Cittadellarte. The table of cultures"
(16th September 2005 - 29th January 2006)
Exhibition curated by Angela Vettese
Massa-Carrara – Artinformation 2 – N.E.W.S
(24th July – 7th August 2005)
A series of seminars, workshops and conferences with artists, critics and curators. With the participation of: Accademie di Belle Arti of Carrara, Palermo, Napoli, Athens, Istanbul, Toulon.
Biella, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto – Art at the center
of a social responsible transformation – Love Difference
(14th July-15th November 2005)
Beiruth (Lebanon) - Sfeir-Semler Gallery - Flight 405 exhibition
(9th April – 31st December 2005)
Venice, Island of San Servolo – Event of the 51. International
Art Exposition – "The inner Island: the Art of survival"
(8th June - 30th September 2005)
Meeting "Art, Culture and Democracy". Participants: Gilberto Gil, Ministry of Culture in Brazil and musician, Ambassador Umberto Vattani, General Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Achille Bonito Oliva, art critic, Michelangelo Pistoletto and international experts of Information technology (download a PDF document about the round table).
Planning of the participation of Love Difference at the Summit about Information. Technology in Tunis; workshop "Art City Society – New Perspectives and visions for Venice" that involves, through the sharing and participative research, an interdisciplinary group of artists and subjects of the local institutions in the ideation of projects of responsible social transformation for the Venetian area.
Turin - International Book Fair
Bologna - ArteFiera Art First
(27th-31st January 2005)
Meetings and new projects: the Politics Office of Cittadellarte plans a new exposition and a workshop in Basilicata with the Southeritage Foundation (Matera); it prepares the opening of the new Love Difference Office in the spaces of the IDA-Isola dell’Arte (Milan); it carries out the idea of the Love Difference Bag with Furla. It conceives a project about a workshop of cultural activators in collaboration with Arte Fiera.
Arles (France) – Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie
– Mediterranean literary meetings “Aimer les différences”
(8th-9th July 2004) >>>
New York - Armory Show - The International Fair of New Art
(11th-15thMarch 2004) >>>
Turin– Artissima. International Fair of contemporary Art
(5th-9th November 2003) >>>
Venice-50th International Exposition of Art – Utopia Station (15th June – 2nd November 2003) >>>