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Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo

Exhibition  /  21 Jun 2009  -  19 Jul 2009
Published: 09.06.2009
Museo e Archivio degli Artisti Abruzzesi Contempor
Place
Largo Madonna del Piano
65010 -  Pescara
ITALY
Mail:
musart.cont.noccianoE-mailalice.it
Phone:
+39 3479558158
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(...) Nocciano presents the exhibition event Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo. 31 authors from the 23 countries participating in the Games present a collection of Contemporary Jewellery artworks. (...)
On the occasion of the Mediterranean Games of Pescara 2009, the Institution Castello e Museo delle Arti di Nocciano presents the exhibition event Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo.
31 authors from the 23 countries participating in the Games present a collection of Contemporary Jewellery artworks.

The main topic of the event is the Mediterranean as the “sea between lands, border and connection sea between these lands”.
The Mediterranean is the line where north-west and south-east of the world meet and a crucial area for the future of humankind.
This point of contact may become, as the writer Samuel Huntington says, “the starting point for dialogue between civilisations”, where common features are mixed with differences and the respect for “diversity” is based on understanding and knowing other people’s nature.
Each community should learn from the others and teach to them: it is possible to break the “game” aiming at creating monolithic cultures only through these connections.
This was probably not understood in the past, but now a defined direction should be outlined and followed to achieve this objective.
Therefore, the “voice” of the Mediterranean is not coming from the past, but from the future, according to that balance between land and sea, belonging and freedom, where a living model does not demonize our need for establishing links or our need for freedom.
If it is true that hope is in the future, then assigning this message to an extremely contemporary and innovative art expression can help us achieving this objective.
This is the reason why Contemporary Jewellery was selected, as this is a sector of advanced research and experimentation halfway between design and tradition, as an expressive language to disseminate this message.
Through Contemporary Jewellery research, it is possible to highlight and give value to the cultural diversities characterising all communities living around the shores of this Sea.
This project has several purposes: promote the cultural heritage that has always characterised the Municipality of Nocciano, i.e. its Medieval Castle and Picture Gallery beyond the regional and national borders.
At the same time, this event includes the possibility to create a tourist-cultural movement between the Mediterranean Village and Nocciano, which are a few km far from each other.
This initiative is supported by the Municipality of Nocciano and PescarAbruzzo Foundation. The exhibition catalogue includes the contributions by Rita Marcangelo – president of the Contemporary Jewellery Association (AGC) of Trieste, Bianca Cappello – art historian from Milan, Rita El Khayat – awarded with the Palma per la Pace and official patroness of the Mediterranean Games, and Ivan D’Alberto, director of the MAAAC of Nocciano.
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