philosophy-art review at the former Benedictine monastery Fano

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – at. 11.01

“Passaggi Festival”: philosophy-art review at the former Benedictine monastery of Fano

“Art, a History for All”, curated by art historian Marta Paraventi

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 “Art, a history for all” from 20 to 25 June (21.00), curated by the art historian and teacher Marta Paraventi, and from 21 – 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 Socrates’ humble sandals, 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 talk shows and social “The philosophy must be ‘for all’ and must be limited to the everyday life of all, because it must constitute the conceptual baggage of every good citizen and enable 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 about art and 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 for Art and Artificial Intelligence” (Jaca Book), focusing on the relationship between art and artificial intelligence, and will talk about it with Giacomo Pigliapoco (curator and researcher). through the book “For a Nordic itinerary in the province of Pesaro and Urbino” (Optional affinity). Marco Riccomini (22/6), former head of the old masters of Christie’s and now dedicated to the art market, will speak with Ivan Antognozzi, director of Marche Culture Foundation, and will lead the public to discover this world by taking a cue 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, dealt with in the volume “Venere seductrice. Enchantments and disturbances of the traveler “(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 it 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, who was inspired by his “Dubito ergo sum” (Solferino Libri) he will in dialogue with Massarenti on 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” (Il Saggiatore). 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, which will be accompanied by Massarenti in a reflection on the philosophical nature of the web, inspired by his latest book: “Dochumanity. Philosophy of the New World” (Laterza). spirit will be Michele Gerace (24/6), exponent of the “hundred young” school, lawyer, chairman of the Observatory of European Strategies for Growth and Jobs, he will talk about his book “Something bordering on utopia. a fairer 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), Research Director at the Center National de la Recherch e Scientifique (CNRS) at the Institut Nicod in Paris, which will present its latest essay “Oceano. A philosophical navigation ”(Einaudi), where he in conversation with Massarenti will meet a reflection on philosophy and the sea. The entire program at www.passaggifestival.it.

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