ART AS A TOOL: THE ART OF EXCHANGING WORLDS. A seminar in London on combining art and disability
January 16 2017 - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOMDisabledArtUnited Kingdom
Thursday 19 January at 7pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square.
Thursday 19 January, 7pm
ART AS A TOOL: THE ART OF EXCHANGING WORLDS
the curator Simonetta Lux, president of the Committee for Social Affairs at Camera dei Deputati Mario Marazziti, responsible of Sant'Egidio ArtLab Maria Carosio and the artist Stephen Cox
Moderated by the IIC director Marco Delogu
César Meneghetti interest in the research into geographical, political, linguistic and mental confines, affirms the revolutionary and transformative potential of art, capable of modifying our perception of reality and of ourselves and to offer an opportunity for sharing experiences. The artist states “Art cannot reach its objective if it precludes something or someone, nobody should be excluded or relegated to a land of silence and isolation.”
I\O_ IO È UN ALTRO / I\O_ I IS AN OTHER by Meneghetti is a synergy with the artist and the Art Workshops of the Sant’Egidio Community – Rome which invited him to create one of his projects which combines art and social inclusion. The aim of the Community is to affirm the dignity of the person and the emancipation of people from exclusion. An Italian thin red line which has in the last century linked thinkers such as Nino Costa, Maria Montessori, Don Milani, Franco Basaglia.
After the event in October with L’Atelier dell’Errore and the talk about the Outsider Art with Massimiliano Gioni, which had attracted great attention in 2013 Biennale edition directed by Gioni, this is another important event focussing on the different ways to make a different art.
This event is kindly supported by Crearte-Studio
César Meneghetti is a visual artist and filmmaker. He studied art, design and Cinema in Sao Paulo, London and Rome. He has exhibited his work in over 40 countries and in diverse events. From the late 1990s his work has been characterised by a profound interest in social issue and by constant research into the forms of language. Always attracted to reflection on the concepts of identity and memory, he began to investigate groups, people and unusual genres of “diversity” characterising the global era.