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TransCultural Exchange’s 2022 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Create the Future

Art Aia – Creatives In Residence’ founder Giovanni Morassutti has been invited by the TransCultural Exchange to speak at the Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts which will take place in Boston Massachusetts on November 2022.

Giovanni Morassutti during Climate Change Theatre Action in 2021.

Morassutti will focus on environmental, and sustainable art practices providing artists direct access to understanding Climate Change via artist in residence programme.
The afternoon session will take place on Sunday November 6th from 2:15 – 4:00 pm and it will be moderated by Jane D. Marsching, Arts, Professor and Sustainability Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Other presentes include Julian Calleros, Founder, ACRAR, Anima Casa Rural Artists in Residency, Mexico, Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director, Make Art with Purpose; Embedded Artist, Institute of Innovation and Global Engagement, University of Washington, Gordon Knox, Founder, WEAVE: Ecology-based International Learning Spaces, and Ute Meta Bauer, International Curator; Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University; and Founding Director of the NTU CCA Singapore.

More information here

ECONOTE TALKS ABOUT US (ITALIANO)

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is very pleased to be featured on Econote.

Photo by Alan Morassut

What is Econote ?

Econote is an independent magazine and a cultural association: a project born in Naples in March 2008 by Marianna Sansone, journalist and graduate in sociology, always attentive to issues of sustainability.

Read the full article by Antonio Benforte here

Climate Change Theatre Action 2021

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence,  in collaborazione con the Arctic Cycle, presenta il progetto Climate Change Theatre Action, una serie di letture e spettacoli di brevi opere teatrali scritte da drammaturghi di tutto il mondo sul tema del cambiamento climatico e del Green New Deal. Un progetto che invita le comunità territoriali ad intraprendere azioni per  sensibilizzare sull’emergenza climatica. Il progetto e´organizzato anche dal Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts con cui Morassutti aveva già collaborato nel 2018 nella residenza Ate in pratiche artistiche sostenibili.

Le dichiarazioni di Giovanni Morassutti :

“Amo la mia terra e la pandemia mi ha fatto prendere consapevolezza di voler tornare alle mie origini. Sto lavorando ad un’iniziativa internazionale di teatro che rispecchia il mio impegno verso l’ambiente. Intendo sensibilizzare il pubblico sul cambiamento climatico e sul Green New Deal organizzando un evento sulle rive del fiume Tagliamento, a simbolo della sua autenticità come fiume morfologicamente intatto.Avevo già collaborato con  il Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts e grazie a Google Arts & Culture abbiamo fatto conoscere ad un pubblico internazionale le pratiche artistiche in funzione della sostenibilità ambientale. Spero che queste iniziative come altre a seguire possano sensibilizzare i fruitori su temi legati al riscaldamento globale, al cambiamento climatico e al rischio che sta correndo la biodiversità. Ritengo che il teatro, come tutte le arti, abbia il compito di sensibilizzare il pubblico su temi così urgenti”.

Historical Italian Wineries meet the Art world. From Berlin a New Experimental Approach to merge and integrate the Wine bottles into the Art pieces.

 

Many Wineries have merged Wine and Art as a marketing strategy and brand positioning. Italian Ornellaia, one of the most prestigious Tuscan wines, has created that union in 2008 by allowing his wine labels to be a platform for contemporary art or Sicilian Donna Fugata which has also established a dialogue with the exhibition dedicated to “Illustrations by Stefano Vitale, wine and Sicily” in 2018.

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Image courtesy of the artist

There is also a new experimental approach in the art world to literary merge and integrate the wine bottles into the art pieces. Historical Friulian Winery Cantina Principi Di Porcia has started a collaboration with avant-garde project space Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin who recruits some of its artists to integrate the Friulian wine brand into their artworks:“The collaboration with Art Aia has allowed us to explore art in a creative form that finds Wine and artistic works united in winning synaesthesia in which taste and visual sensorial spheres interpenetrate“, says Prince Guecello di Porcia who is also an art lover and supporter of cultural events. Several emerging artists have been joining this challenge so far like American painter Wyatt Mills, Sarah Woelker from Berlin, Irish James Devlin, Annelisa Leinbach, Ucrainia Illustrator Mariana Panchuk and also Giovanni Morassutti with his video art piece “Ribolla” also featured on Arte Laguna World.

“Winemaking is an artistic creation in which you deal with a variety of styles, colors, and inspiration. Therefore good wine, like good art, can evoke emotions, sensations and create an experience which leaves a lasting impression.” – Giovanni Morassutti

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