philosophy-art review at the former Benedictine monastery Fano

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Rome, June 4 (askanews) – The fifteenth-century convent of the former Benedictine monastery of Fano will host the new thematic reviews of the tenth edition of the Passaggi Festival. There will also be from “20 to 25 June (21.00)” Art, a history for all “, curated by the art historian and teacher Marta Paraventi, and from 21 to 25 June (22.00)” The Philosopher’s Sandals “, edited by the philosopher and journalist Armando Massarenti.

“The philosopher’s sandals – explains Armando Massarenti – are first and foremost the humble sandals of Socrates, which wander around the squares and invite us to recognize ” knowing that we do not know ”, the perfect antidote to so much viral knowledge from “Philosophy must be ‘for everyone’ and must insinuate itself in everyone’s daily life, because it must constitute the conceptual baggage of every good citizen, enabling him to think with his own head with a critical spirit”.

Marta Paraventi adds: “Since the days of Grand Tours, Italy has been recognized as an important destination for training and knowledge of visual arts: yet few moments are dedicated to a deep public reflection on art history. We have therefore promoted this exhibition to share the many wonderful stories of art by listening to them from the voices of scientists and experts “.

It starts with art on Monday, June 20: Rebecca Pedrazzi, founder of the arts and culture site Notiziarte.com, kicks off the presentation cycle with her latest volume “Possible futures. Scenarios of art and artificial intelligence” (Jaca Book), focused on the relationship between art and artificial intelligence, and will talk about it with Giacomo Pigliapoco (curator and researcher). Specialists Lorenzo Belli and Ilaria Perlini (21/6) will in conversation with Francesca Bottacin (art historian, University of Urbino) illustrate the Flemish artistic heritage through the book “For a Nordic itinerary in the province of Pesaro and Urbino” (Optional affinity). Marco Riccomini (22/6), former department head of the old masters of Christie’s and now dedicated to the art market, will speak with Ivan Antognozzi, director of the Marche Culture Foundation, and will lead the public to discover this world by taking a reply from his volume “A brief enchantment. Semi-serious dictionary of the art market” (La Nave di Teseo). It continues (23/6) with the atmospheric evening dedicated to Lorenzo Lotto, curated by Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, professor at the University of Verona, who will present the general catalog of paintings (Skira), in dialogue with Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, associate professor at the University of Urbino. Attilio Brilli (24/6), literary critic and translator, will, together with Marta Paraventi, talk about the eternal myth of beauty and seduction, which is dealt with in the volume “Venus seductress. The traveler’s enchantments and disturbances” (Il Mulino). Last night in the name of mystery: Gloria Fossi (25/6), historian of medieval and modern art, will reveal the hidden riddles of art, told in her book “The mysterious object. Secret riddles travel in art” (Giunti) and will talk about that with Giuseppe Capriotti, professor at the University of Macerata.

The philosophical journey into the depths of contemporary identity opens with Mauro Bonazzi (21/6), professor of the history of ancient philosophy at the University of Utrecht and at the University of Milan, inspired by his “Dubito ergo sum” (Solferino Libri) he will in dialogue with Massarenti about the value of doubt for self-knowledge, a book in line with this year’s theme for the festival “With Doubtful Reason”. The following day, Alessandro Paolucci (22/6), nearly a million followers on twitter with the @dio account, will reconstruct the history of philosophy, flanked by Michele Binotti, through the use that philosophers have always made of drugs. in his “Fantastic History of Philosophy. Opium, LSD and Amphetamine from Plato to Friedrich Nietzsche” (The Assayer). It will then be the turn of Maurizio Ferraris (23/6), one of the best known Italian philosophers, professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Turin, who will be accompanied by Massarenti in a reflection on the philosophical nature of the web, inspired by his latest bog: “Documanity. Philosophy of the new world” (Laterza). To deepen the relationship between philosophy, art, science and spirit, there will be Michele Gerace (24/6), exponent of the “hundred young” school, lawyer, chair of the Observatory of European Strategies for Growth and Jobs. He will talk about his book “Something bordering on utopia. Thinking of a more just future” (Jouvence), in the company of authors Silvia Andreoli and Francesco Iannello. The review concludes with one of the most original European philosophers, Roberto Casati (25/6), head of research at the Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Institut Nicod in Paris, who will present his latest essay “Oceano. Una philosophical navigation “(Einaudi), where he will meet, in conversation with Massarenti, a reflection on philosophy and the sea. The entire program at www.passaggifestival.it.

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