Exhibition of Manifattura Tabacchi’s third Artist Residency programme
4 May – 23 May 2021
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 14:00-21:00, reservations required 24 hours in advance through Eventbrite
Start of the exhibition itinerary: Building 7, Piazza dell’Orologio
Manifattura Tabacchi’s triennial Artist Residency programme comes to a close with an exhibition – starting Monday, 8 February – featuring works by Ludovica Anversa, Ambra Castagnetti, Diana De Luca, Chiara Gambirasio, Nicola Ghirardelli and Max Mondini.
Alongside individual pieces, collective works that were created during workshops led by visiting artists Francesca Banchelli, Cesare Viel, Rebecca Moccia, Giulia Cenci, Masbedo and Patrick Tuttofuoco will also be displayed.
Access is restricted in accordance with all measures adopted by the Italian government to contain the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency.
Ph. Leonardo Morfini
L’armonia concludes the triennial Artist Residency programme at Manifattura Tabacchi. The project was conceived and curated by Sergio Risaliti, mentored by Paolo Parisi and realised for NAM – Not A Museum, Manifattura Tabacchi’s experimental and multidisciplinary contemporary art programme.
Following La cura and La meraviglia, the third chapter’s theme was L’armonia. In this context, Harmony was intended as the final result of every creative and spiritual endeavour: an effort to win back a balance between nature and man, man and the environment, man with action and thought, with his innermost self and his relationship not just to other people, but to beings of all species.
Participants of the Residency programme learned about photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and videos, as well as developing an individual project to conclude the work produced during their stay.
‘What does “harmony” mean today in an increasingly despotic planetary scenario of accelerated entropy? Does it make sense to talk about harmony in a world dominated by divisions and conflicts, injustice and inequality? What is the point of defining harmony when we are destroying nature and the balance between man and the environment? How can we re-establish harmony between human progress and nature?’ These are questions Sergio Risaliti posed to the artists, encouraging them to ‘be instruments of harmonisation in an age of change, so that we may reach the turning point that will reconnect man with nature in a creative and cooperative evolutionary vision’.
Ph. Leonardo Morfini