The first mural of the Gaslini Art Project has been inaugurated

Here are the pictures from the feast day. At the bottom of the calendar with the other works scheduled at the pediatric hospital.

The first of the 10 murals of “Gaslini art project”in the presence of the Archbishop of Genovto Marco Tascaby the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti and the Councilor for Economic Development, Tourism and Genoese Territorial Marketing Laura Gaggero.

The first mural is by Andrea Ravo Mattoni

A reproduction of the 12 mx 10 m wall of the 19th century pavilion 20 “A tender hug” from Emile Munier. The famous artist made it Andrea Ravo Mattoni, one of the best known street artists internationally. His stylistic code consists in restoring classicism: Ravo actually reproduces masterpieces of ancient art outdoors, with the sole use of the spray can, bringing classical art to the streets. And from today, classical art will welcome all children entering Gaslini with a work – a maternity – perfect to welcome mothers and young patients at the entrance to the mother and infant hospital, who take care of children from conception in an age of at. majority.

The following will be created a real artistic path that will involve in addition to Andrea Ravo Mattoni, Raul, Galo, Refreshink, Scaff, Tim Zdey, Speedy Graphito, LadyM, Nadege Dauvergne, Rouge.

“Even art can make a difference”

On the occasion of Gaslini’s 84th birthday, we are delighted to inaugurate an artistic project designed and dedicated to children, families and hospital staff with the aim of offering uniqueness, beauty and escape to all those who populate this place for care and hope. – explained the president Edoardo Garrone -. Internationally acclaimed artists propose their interpretation on the theme of dreams, on walls or floors, to give the hospital pavilions a new look. An intervention that fits perfectly into the broader project of “Nuovo Gaslini”, which is becoming, in the functional and urban transformation that started a year ago with the approval of the strategic plan 2021 – 2025, a city for science and health for children, where even art can make a difference in the perception of the care context ”.

“An outdoor art gallery”

“While the operational phases of the design of the new monoblock continue, which will be at the center of” Nuovo Gaslini “, we immediately wanted to start a small but significant artistic transformation of our historic pediatric hospital. We are proud to be able to strengthen the humanization of care that has always characterized Gaslini, by educating children in the art and sense of beauty. – explains Renato Bottigeneral manager of Gaslini -. In the course of a year, the hospital will be transformed into a real open-air art gallery, in a free connection between art and urbanization, with an educational call: The most precious moment is to see children’s amazement, the questions about the children to the artists during the teaching meetings. Andrea Ravo was much appreciated by the hospitalized children and by the students in the various meetings held with them. “

Murales blessed by the Archbishop

The first mural was blessed by the Archbishop of Genoa Marco Tasca, always very close and involved in Gaslini’s activities and initiatives, and who once again wanted to be present. “Being here, everyone, represents an important milestone – says the President of the Liguria Region and Health Councilor Giovanni Toti – testifies to the immense value of the work carried out by all Gaslini professionals, who continue to represent an international point of reference and a pride for Liguria and for Italy. Today, the calling of this pediatric hospital is confirmed, which together with the scientific research activity is not only to treat children but also to take care of them and their families: this beautiful mural is the tangible demonstration of the spirit that has the internationally recognized artists involved in the project was also infected. This birthday has a special value: today, Gaslini, which was a pediatric regional hub during the pandemic, is also at the head of small Ukrainian refugees with serious illnesses, as in this hospital – ends find the best possible assistance “.

The morning ended with a big party for children, animated by freestyle master Vanni Oddera’s acrobatics, with music by Andrea Rock and “Radio tra le notes” and many gadgets for the children present. The project envisages using some of the facades of the Gaslini pavilions as large architectural canvases on which to create street art works with different techniques, each of which will be completed within a few days.

The calendar

Here are the stages of the artistic path on the various facades of the pediatric hospital, with programming of other performances and related works. The artists involved from May to October:

Able to Andrea Ravo Mattoni

June Raul

June Galo

July Refreshed

July Shaft

September Tim Zdey

September Speedy Graphito

September LadyM

October Nadege Dauvergne

October Red

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