EXCLUSIVE / THE ART CITIES OF EMILIA ROMAGNA (ITALY): FREE DOWNLOAD OF A SPECIAL eBOOK

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An eBook to highlight the jewels and the wonderful art located in Emilia Romagna, Italy The authors of “The Art Cities of Emilia Romagna” are travel bloggers who come from all corners of the globe. Each one took part in the “Blogville Emilia Romagna”, project, and this eBook is a collection of their travel stories, tips and advice. Written for travellers by travellers to help you get the most out of your trip to the Art Cities of Emilia Romagna.

Graziano Prantoni, President of “Product Grouping Cities of Art, Culture and Business of Emilia Romagna” says: “We made this free e-Book because we wanted to create a fresh and new guide for everyone who wants to experience our cities. We use the word “experience” because this is what every blogger wrote about in the different stories their own experiences. In addition to presenting the cities as traditional guide book does, the authors also showcase their own personal experiences – like connecting with locals and finding delicious restaurants and artisan shops – they had while visiting the region. Inside this ebook, you’ll find a plethora of great hints and travel tips that are perfect for anyone who wants to visit and experience Emilia Romagna like a local”.

The e-book will follow the ancient Roman road Via Emilia, the “artery” of Emilia Romagna, giving readers an insiders look at all these Emilia Romagna art cities have to offer when it comes to culture, history, motorsports, and wine and food. Starting in northern Emilia Romagna at Piacenza and the Po River, will take you through the region until your final stop at Rimini on the Adriatic Sea. One thing to remember along your journey through this rich cultural region is that the best sights and must-do activities included in this e-book are not only from the art cities but also in the surrounding areas.

Prantoni says: “In Parma, you will discover the home of Giuseppe Verdi, Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano, a popular Italian cheese known throughout the world. In the area of Reggio Emilia, the third city that you will encounter on the road in this guide, you will find the home of the Italian Tricolour flag and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. The e-book then takes you to Modena, which is home to famous car producer Ferrari and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The city is also known for the UNESCO World Heritage Ghirlandina Tower, Dome and Piazza Grande. Before entering Bologna you will have a stop at the Lamborghini and Ducati Motors factories, located in the heart of the Italian Motor Valley. Bologna is also the heart of the Via Emilia and one of Emilia Romagna’s best art cities. It’s famous for its leaning towers, it’s 40 km long Porticoes, musical heritage and traditional Italian pasta dishes, such as tagliatelle with ragu and tortellini in broth. Heading to the Adriatic Sea you will stop in Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features rich Renaissance architecture”.

Arriving on the coast, another UNESCO World Heritage Site of the region awaits you: Ravenna and its magnificent and magical mosaics. The next stop on the Via Emilia road is Faenza, known for the production of the top quality “faience” ceramics. Just a few kilometres away heading south on the Via Emilia lie the cities of Forli and Cesena, rich in art and culture. This is an important wine production area and Cesena also hosts one of the oldest libraries of the world, the Biblioteca Malatestiana. The last stop on this trip through the art cities of Emilia Romagna is Rimini, which is known for its ancient Roman centre and a 2,000 year old Roman bridge that is still used today. It is also in Rimini where the gateway to the ancient Roman roads Via Emilia and Via Flaminia starts at the Augustus Arch.

I hope you enjoy not only reading the eBook but also the journey through the different cities that make Emilia Romagna a region unlike any other in Italy. I hope to see you soon strolling through our Art Cities of Emilia Romagna “ (Graziano Prantoni).

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HEALING IS AN ART… AND ART IS AN HEALING

Italy, Meeting & Workshop: “Can an artwork play a “therapeutical” function?”

 

I already posted some articles and clips about art and healing themes. And people seemed to appreciate them (and my “Lacer/actions” images too, that art critics love to define a sort of psycho-artworks). So, I want to point out an event about these arguments. “The work of the artist and his mental health” is the title of a workshop will take place in Bologna (Italy) – at Accademia di Belle Arti, Via Belle Arti 54, Department of Communication and Art Education – on February 28, 2012. The event is promoted for the presentation of Roberto Cascone ‘s book ArTherapy. Cured by contemporary art”. The workshop is divided into three parts. In the first one Roberto Cascone will present his artistic career as a result of a mixture of everyday life and psychological problems, cause of difficulty in social relationships and at the same time incentive of creativity and professional ambitions.

The artist, who is also journalist and writer, will focuses on failures and errors, and he will show entirely or partially wrong works and operations. This chronicle of the “negative” aspects has a critical function for the artist status. It is a sort of preparation for the central part of the meeting dedicated to “ArTherapy. Cured by contemporary art” book. It was published at the end of 2007 (now out of print) and  realized since 2001 with the help of Nadia Lenarduzzi, psychologist, and Monika Redin, art director.

The question that underlines this research is concerning the function of art and a reflection on the identity and role of the contemporary artist: can an artwork play a “therapeutical” function in social and politic life?

The workshop will end in early afternoon, when participants will be invited to produce artistic ideas inspired from their psychological and existential problems. Their ideas will be a gift to some artists who have not  been yet successful (if the idea will be trasformated in work, the donor will be thanked with a courtesy formula).

 Workshop and presentation of the book are organized by prof. Maurizio Giuffredi for the teachings of the Psychology of Art and History and models of art therapy, in collaboration with Association ZeroGiKappa for the social art promotion, the International Association for Art and Psychology (Bologna), the Psicoart magazine.

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L’ARTE PUO’ AVERE UNA FUNZIONE “TERAPEUTICA”?

Ho già postato clips e note sull’arte come forma di cura. E tanti amici bloggers, tra i visitatori (già a quota 23.000) del mio WordPress, hanno apprezzato e commentato, sollecitati anche dalle immagini del mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”. Segnalo dunque volentieri che presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, via Belle Arti 54, Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Didattica dell’Arte, martedì 28 febbraio 2012 (ore 11 in aula lunga LSI2) è in programma uno workshop e la presentazione del volume di Roberto Cascone, “ArTherapy. Curarsi con l’arte contemporanea”. Workshop e presentazione del volume fanno parte del ciclo di incontri organizzati dal prof. Maurizio Giuffredi per gli insegnamenti di Psicologia dell’arte e Storie e modelli dell’arte terapia, in collaborazione con l’Associazione per la promozione sociale dell’arte ZeroGiKappa, l’International Association for Art and Psychology – sede di Bologna, la rivista Psicoart.

Il workshop, intitolato “Il lavoro dell’artista e la sua igiene mentale”, è articolato in tre parti. Nella prima Roberto Cascone presenterà il proprio percorso artistico, portato di un intreccio tra vita quotidiana e problemi psicologici, causa di difficoltà nelle relazioni sociali, da un lato, dall’altro stimolo di creatività ed ambizioni professionali. L’artista, che è anche giornalista e scrittore, metterà l’accento su fallimenti ed errori, mostrerà opere ed operazioni del tutto o in parte sbagliate. Questa cronaca del “negativo” ha una funzione critica e paradigmatica della condizione dell‘artista, propedeutica per parlare, nella parte centrale dell’incontro, di “ArTherapy. Curarsi con l’arte contemporanea”, libro-manuale pubblicato alla fine del 2007 (oggi esaurito), realizzato con la collaborazione fin dal 2001 della psicologa Nadia Lenarduzzi e dell’art director Monika Redin.

La domanda che sta alla base di questa ricerca riguarda la funzione dell’arte e quindi una riflessione sull’identità e sul ruolo dell’artista contemporaneo: l’opera d’arte può avere una funzione “terapeutica”, sociale e politica? Nel corso della presentazione, inoltre, si parlerà di “Trecentosessantaseigiorni“, opera dell’artista Nello Teodori ispirata all’anno bisestile, quindi verrà mostrata una breve fiction degli attori Pier Paolo Paganelli e Marco Mezzetti, che, autonomamente, hanno interpretato alcuni esercizi del libro trasformandoli in gag comiche. Il workshop si concluderà nel primo pomeriggio, quando i partecipanti saranno invitati a produrre idee artistiche a partire da propri problemi psicologico-esistenziali, con l’obiettivo, tra gli altri, di donarle ad artisti che non hanno ancora avuto successo (nel caso vengano realizzate il donatore sarà ringraziato con la formula del courtesy). L’incontro è inserito in un ciclo di eventi  a tema tra i quali la conferenza di Rebecca Luciana Russo (giovedì 23 febbraio ore 10,30-12,00 in aula magna) intitolata “VideoInsight®. Curare con l’arte contemporanea”.

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