In Naples, art meets nature in the Astroni crater – Campania

(ANSA) – NAPELS, 04. JUL – New phase in Naples, in the state nature reserve Cratere degli Astroni-Oasi WWF, of the project ‘Sowing the image / Terzo Paradiso Rebirth’ sought by the School of Decoration of the Napolitan Academy of Fine Arts and from Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and which brings together art and nature. The project, conceived by Stefania Perna, artist and decoration teacher, is carried out by Akademiskolen’s students; it is a public art project, it was explained at a meeting, “participatory and transformative of society, which adheres to the ethical and cultural requirements of the artistic practice of Master Pistoletto and articulated through acts of care, protection, retraining and environment. improvement”. The work, understood as “the circulation of fertile processual energies, directed towards rebirth (” rebirth “) through art, assumes” the trinamic symbol of connection, continuity and transformation “.
The artistic operation – which has patronage of Pozzuoli Municipality, Morra Foundation, WWF Oasis of the Astroni Crater and matronage of the Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts-Museo Madre – takes place in the wake of the international project Terzo Paradiso Rebirth by Michelangelo Pistoletto and in continuity with it thematic cycle Sowing the image of Perna. The meeting was attended by, among others, the director of the academy, Renato Lori, and the director of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto onlus, Paolo Naldini. New phase in Naples, in the State Nature Reserve Crater degli Astroni-Oasi WWF, of the project ‘Sowing the image / Terzo Paradiso Rebirth’ requested by the School of Decoration of the Napolitan Academy of Fine Arts and by the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and which brings together art and nature . The project, conceived by Stefania Perna, artist and decoration teacher, is carried out by Akademiskolen’s students; it is a public art project, it was explained at a meeting, “participatory and transformative of society, which adheres to the ethical and cultural requirements of the artistic practice of Master Pistoletto and articulated through acts of care, protection, retraining and environment. improvement”. The work, understood as the “circulation of fertile processual energies, directed towards rebirth (” Rebirth “) through art, assumes” the trinamic symbol of connection, continuity and transformation “. , WWF Oasis of the Astroni Crater and matronage of the Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts-Museo Madre – takes place in the wake of the international project Terzo Paradiso Rebirth by Michelangelo Pistoletto and in continuity with the thematic cycle Sowing the image of Perna. the director of the academy, Renato Lori, and that of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto onlus, Paolo Naldini. The project is divided into three interdependent phases. inside which the planted sunflower seeds (Sunrich Summer Provence), which with their flowering start from the end of July they will return the three-dimensional image of the symbol of the third paradise. The seeds used, selected with regard to the ecosystem of the flora and fauna of the Oasi degli Astroni when in bloom, will also be a source of soil renewal, forming a natural regeneration oasis for bees and birds. While waiting for the plants to germinate and grow, the rebirth process involved one more action: the gift. By distributing excess sunflower seeds from sowing, the intention was to promote the process of relation and sharing, in accordance with the principles of the Third Paradise, and the spread of the concept of Rebirth through involvement and responsibility in the cultivation process. Each person was given 2 sunflower seeds (corresponding to the number of seeds planted in each hole in the Astroni country), and they were asked to continue with the home planting and document the different phases (from sowing to flowering) according to precise instructions, which end with the photograph of the seed motif next to flowering plant: “Portrait with sunflower”. In this way, it was said again at the meeting with the participation of representatives of the institutions and experts involved, “the participation process is increased, ideally reconnected to the collective work carried out in the Astroni crater”. The second phase (July 4) saw the inauguration with presentation of the project, description of the process, vision for the work. The third phase is scheduled for next September 6th. The final case will be another engaging moment that will involve the public. The symbol of the third paradise will be created on a reduced scale by placing white seeds of safflower or saffron (Chartamus Tinctorius) on the ground. Unlike the first stage of sunflower flowers, the white seeds, placed on the ground (and not sown), will form the symbol of the third paradise, on a reduced scale with the audience. We will also continue with the collection of sunflower flowers that form the symbol and the preservation of the seeds that the plants produce. The gift’s new action ensures that the collected seeds are destined for Cittadellarte and waits for the process of continuous regeneration of the third paradise to lead to new solutions of ethical and aesthetic sense. The third paradise is in Pistoletto’s vision the fusion of the first and the second paradise. The first is the one where humans were fully integrated into nature. The second is the artificial paradise, developed by human intelligence, up to the global dimensions reached today with science and technology. A true artificial world has been formed, which with exponential progression, in parallel with the beneficial effects, generates irreversible processes of degradation and consumption of the natural world. The third paradise is the third phase of humanity, which is realized in the balanced connection between art and nature. It is necessary to reshape the ethical principles and behaviors that govern the common life. The third paradise, according to Pistoletto, is the great myth that makes everyone take personal responsibility in the global vision. The term paradise comes from the ancient Persian language and means “protected garden”. According to Pistoletto, we are the gardeners who must protect this planet and take care of the human society that inhabits it.
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