the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

 

Between psychoanalysis and ordinary language, Bartezzaghi and Recalcati outline in their dialogue the many interconnections of tradition and innovation, of the misunderstandings of creativity and the miracles of artistic creation. Tradition is nurtured and renewed from generation to generation: continuity takes turns with rupture, as symbolized by J. Pollock’s gesture of using horizontal canvases. But today a desire of innovation at all costs—in society, in politics, in art, in thinking—seems to be burning past experiences that are still alive. Also, the fathers-children relation seems to have come to an end, and we tend to recognize the authority of only a few “grandfathers” or “hallowed masters”. Do we really have to reject the inheritance of our predecessors in order to become independent? Could we not make it genuinely “generative? And if so, how?

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Stefano Bartezzaghi

is an expert of linguistic games, puzzles and their history. Since 2000 he writes a column (Lessico e Nuvole) in la Repubblica. His books include: L’elmo di don Chisciotte. Contro la mitologia della creatività (for the series «i Libri del Festival della Mente», Editori Laterza, 2009); Come dire (Mondadori, 2011); L’orizzonte verticale (2007), Scrittori giocatori (2010), Dando buca a Godot (2012) for Einaudi; Il falò delle novità. La creatività ai tempi dei cellulari intelligenti (Utet, 2013).

Massimo Recalcati
Massimo Recalcati

one of Italy’s best known psychoanalyst, is a member of the Associazione lacaniana italiana di psicoanalisi. A founder of the Jonas non-profit organisation, he is director of the Istituto di ricerca di psicoanalisi applicata. He contributes to la Repubblica and teaches Psycopathology of nutritional behaviour at the Università di Pavia. His books, translated into many languages, include: Cosa resta del padre? (2011), Ritratti del desiderio (2012), Jacques Lacan (2012), Non e più come prima. Elogio del perdono nella vita amorosa (2014), published by Raffaello Cortina Editore; Il complesso di Telemaco (Feltrinelli, 2013); L’ora di lezione. Per un’erotica dell’insegnamento (Einaudi, 2014) and Le mani della madre (Feltrinelli, 2015).

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EVENT #1

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Alessandra Lemma

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EVENT #11

Carlo Freccero

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EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

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EVENT #13

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EVENT #14

Chandra Livia Candiani

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EVENT #15

Emanuele Trevi

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EVENT #17

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Between art, philosophy and science: the adventures of truth

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

EVENT #19

Gabriella Caramore

Imperfect knowledge

EVENT #21

Ilvo Diamanti

The future? It is past

EVENT #23

Alessandro Barbero

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EVENT #24

Luca Barcellona

Calligraphy: creativity in writing

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

EVENT #28

Lella Costa

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EVENT #29

Tim Parks

In conversation with literary creativity

EVENT #31

Laura Boella

Empathy, sympathy and compassion: resources for a threatened world?

EVENT #32

Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Antonio Marras

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EVENT #35

Edoardo Boncinelli

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EVENT #36

Virgilio Sieni

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EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

EVENT #38

Alessandro Barbero

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