the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

The chief creative and artistic achievements of one of the most significant and important artists of our time. Giuseppe Penone will show and explain some of his works and installations, such as his terracotta Soffi [Blows], inspired by a Leonardo drawing, or the anatomies—large plant imprints on paper—or the trees, that Penone views as the ‘primary and simplest idea of vitality, culture, and sculpture,’ and have always been a central element in his work. Penone has placed the man-nature relationship at the center of his research, working with non-traditional materials and techniques, in a dialogue with land art, conceptual art and body art. His approach, based upon a poetic relationship with Mother Earth, addressing nature as a creator of pre-cultural forms and unveiling its imaginative dimension, has never been more topical than today.


Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone’s artistic debut dates back to 1968, when he held his first exhibitions at the Deposito d'Arte Presente and at the Sperone gallery in Turin. He was one of the leading figures of Arte Povera, the critical approach developed by Germano Celant, and began obtaining National and International awards as a very young man. He taught at Paris’ École des Beaux-arts. His works can be admired in some of the world’s most prestigious museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Basel Kunstalle, the Stadelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Musée Rodin and Centre Pompidou in Paris. 

Sergio Risaliti

an art historian, is the founder of Le Papesse contemporary art center in Siena. Following are some of the texts he edited: Espresso (Electa, 2000); la Verità, by G. Paolini (Einaudi, 1996). Among his publications are: De Gustibus, with A. Bonito Oliva (Maschietto, 2002); Fausto Melotti: catalogo generale della grafica (2008); Michelangelo. La Zuffa dei Centauri, with F. Vossilla (2008), published by Electa; L’altro David and Metamorfosi del David (Cult Editore, 2010).

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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