Euronews, July 11th 2008 (Italian only)
June 23rd 2011, MAXXI, Rome
Event organized in collaboration with Love Difference, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, RAM radioartemobile, Maxxi-Dipartimento Educazione
A meeting of the Mediterranean Cultural Parliament open to the public on June 23rd 2011 (4 pm - 6 pm) around the Love Difference Table in the Cittadellarte exhibition at MAXXI.
Following the presentation meeting of April 19th in Rome and the international session “Mobilisations and Mobilities” held in Marseille on May 10th and 11th, representatives of art, culture and politics, gather around the Love Difference Table in the Cittadellarte exhibition, part of the exhibition dedicated to Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Members of the Parliament and guests are invited to join the initiative, bringing ideas and contributions to the project.
Particular attention will be devoted to the processes of civil and political evolution of North Africa, through the participation of the egyptian association Gudran for Art and Development (from Alexandria) and of the El Teatro group (from Tunis), now active representatives of the ongoing Mediterranean revolution, and since years promoters of social transformation through culture and art.
On this occasion will be shown the video shot by artist Maria Rosa Jijon about the Mediterranean Cultural Parliament session held in Marseille.
Objectives of this meeting will be:
The meeting will be broadcasted on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm on RAM, the web-radio of RAM radioartemobile
On May 10th and 11th 2011, an open session of the Mediterranean Cultural Parliament on the subject “Mobilisations and Mobilities”, in the within of "CONTINENT MÉDITERRANÉE", at Museum of Contemporary Art [mac] in Marseille.
On May 10th and 11th 2011, a Mediterranean Cultural Parliament open session on the subject “Mobilisations and Mobilities”.
Michelangelo Pistoletto will open this parliamentary session around his "Love Difference - Mediterranean table".
Those invited to present at the session include Salah Bariki, Thierry Fabre, Franck Geiling, Nabil M'rad, Claudia Moatti and Giuliana Setari Carusi. Founding members of the MCP who will also be present include apollonia – european art exchanges (France), the Artos Foundation (Cyprus), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy), the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation (Greece), Gudran for art and development (Egypt), KunstDoel (Belgium), and Francesco Martone (Italy).
Three continents meet together around the Mediterranean Sea, an area of historical mingling and cultural diversity but also the scene of conflicts. The specialists attending the conference put forward their various assessments and proposals for facilitating the movement of artists between the Mediterranean countries and those of Europe, while improving working conditions through concrete projects involving sustainable development, respect for minorities and cultural specificities and the promotion of dialogue between people by means of art exchanges.
The debates, introduced by specialists in cultural activities, from the private and public sectors and European institutions, as well as artists themselves, endeavour to define the objectives and means of intercultural dialogue in Europe, and more particularly around the Mediterranean, and to put forward new proposals for art and cultural projects based on direct co-operation between organisational structures at all levels and artists.
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|On the occasion of the Conference on “Intercultural Dialogue: utopias and situations”, 25 - 26 June 2008, Strasbourg held in the Palais du Rhin by courtesy of the Alsace Regional Department for Cultural Affairs (DRAC) and with the support of the Council of Europe and the Strasbourg Italian Cultural Institute, Michelangelo Pistoletto presents his scheme to create a Mediterranean Cultural Parliament. The presentation takes place around his artwork entitled “Love Difference Table”, a mirror-table in the shape of the Mediterranean. For several years the Italian artist has been working on art co-operation and the means deployed to implement this particular way of helping European citizens face their social difficulties in different political situations.|