Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona
Daniele Salvalai con
Elena Astolfi, Alessandra Carrieri, Enzo Gentile, Giuseppe
Biennale Session, 54° Biennale di Venezia

July 12, 2017

Padiglione Centrale (Area Educational) 
Giardini della Biennale di Venezia

A public presentation, within the Biennale sessions, the space of the Venice Biennale dedicated to art schools, of the best initiatives and projects carried out by all the schools of the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona.
In particular, a series of activities were presented that explore the territory of visual and performing arts through the aesthetic and anthropological dialogue of Man with Nature, referring to a number of contemporary artistic experiences.


La natura nell’opera… l’opera nella natura (Nature in the work... the work in nature)
curated by Elena Astolfi, Alessandra Carrieri, Enzo Gentile, Francesco Ronzon, Daniele Salvalai, Giuseppe Vigolo
3.00 p.m.

A lecture by Prof. Francesco Ronzon dedicated to the anthropological value of the Man-Culture-Nature relationship, which has completely changed with respect to the past.
Artists, thanks to the new awareness of the environment, supported by a deeper reflection on the relationship between man and nature, direct the artistic action within the natural environment, with operations designed to highlight their own experience in nature first, and then that of the viewer.

Presentation of Linea Terra Acqua. Park of Art and Nature
curated by Prof. Daniele Salvalai and Marta Ferretti with the artists of the project.
An open-air workshop where the nature of Lake Garda meets contemporary art. Due to its strategic position and the morphological characteristics of the area, this strip of land appears as a natural path that allows access to the beach. Linea Terra Acqua (the Land-Water Line) is an active space, which needs to be walked through slowly, discovering the location-specific interventions installed on site.

Presentation of the bestiary resulting from an experimental printing workshop with the students of the two-year Atelier Direction course in Cultural Mediation of Art at the Eni Village in Borca di Cadore, in collaboration with Dolomiti Contemporanee and H-Farm.
Curated by Prof. Giuseppe Vigolo and Gianluca D'Incà Levis, curator of Dolomiti Contemporanee. 
The workshop began with an analysis of two symbols of the Eni Village: the bear Misha, donated by Nikita Khrushchev to Enrico Mattei, and the deer Cristopher, thus succeeding in making the basics of the engraving technique comprehensible and usable for 10 to 15 year olds.

Presentation by Prof. Elena Astolfi of the performance project by three students - Elisa Rizzoli, Francesco Marani and Sara Minghin - who are experimenting with the creation of visual and sound landscapes where art, music and noise meet.

Lecture by Prof. Alessandra Carrieri who illustrates the details of what is hidden inside the work of art (crystals, efflorescence, pigments), spontaneous artworks created by the nature of the materials.

The presentations and activities are accompanied by projections in the space (multimedia scenography inherent to the theme) by Prof. Enzo Gentile.

What’s Art For?

curated by Elena Ciresola
4.40 p.m.

Presentation of the results of a peer to peer survey promoted by Il Giornale dell'Arte and ArtVerona.
During the year, all the students of the two-year Atelier Direction course in Cultural Mediation of Art explored the question of what young people think about art, starting from those not interested in art.
The project, presented in the opening talk of ArtVerona 2016, curated by Catterina Seia with the participation of Anna Sommers Cocks, through which the students started a research and reflection program among their peers on the question "WHAT IS ART FOR TODAY?", a crucial one for their future, will present its results during the opening talk of ArtVerona 2017.
The aim is to understand what is the role and what are the potentialities of Art, in a context of deep social changes, challenges that are undermining the root of democracy, widening inequalities, questioning identities, but at the same time presenting unprecedented innovations.