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Ka Art

drawing the collective map of Basilicata

The ArtePollino project aims at increasing social involvement through the simple act of walking, in a slow and collective ‘immersion’ in natural and man-made elements.

A collective experience ‘in movement’, halfway through reality, imagination and memory: the “fragility” of art, the instability of words and the strength of gestures will try to cautiously penetrate into the rich melting-pot of cultures that have inhabited and still inhabit these still undiscovered lands, making them come to light.

The Southern part of Basilicata, with the Pollino National Park and the city of Matera, will be the backdrop of several actions that will bring the richness of these places to light, so that impromptu stories can deposit on the rocky soil of imagination and its intricate roots of memories. Everything will be in continuous experimentation, as an ‘open work’ and work in progress.

The project’s purpose is to rediscover the potential of this region, and access collective imagination and memory of places.

The project aims at reinterpreting the region, from a relational and interactive point of view, where imagination, socialisation, knowledge-sharing and exchange become the means to transform our way to experience the world.

The walk will also include the festive and collective dance made by Jérôme Bel, involving both amateurs and professionals from the area and creating temporary communities with a focus on the relationship between corporeality and landscape, using the scene as a social and political platform.

The Albanian Artists from Art House, and the Italian ones, selected and supported by Claudia Losi and Adrian Paci, with the cooperation of the anthropologist Meschiari Matteo will try, during a workshop/residence, to redefine the representation space through the act of walking across the lands where the Arbëreshë communities have lived for five centuries.

The artistic performance, in the form of a collective dinner, made by Lucy and Jorge Orta, will involve the attendants and the producers of the Pollino, in a festive and meditative experience about food, which is a primary element and the symbol of social identity.

The writers Elvira Dones and Melania Mazzucco, together with Marco Cazzato, Stefano Faravelli and “Il Circolo dei Lettori” of Turin, a public space entirely dedicated to reading, will listen and narrate stories about the region and the landscape, along the walk.

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Art on the fringe

ArtePollino is guest speaker at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts On Wednesday, 4 December 2019, the cultural association ArtePollino will be a guest speaker at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts for a discussion on art, nature and inland areas. During the meeting, which is open to the Academy’s students, professors Cristiana Maria Fioretti, Sergio…

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Heart to the sky

The astrophysicist Amedeo Balbi and the writer Antonio Pascale will tell a fascinating story about the stars and stones of the Pollino Park. One will describe the sky, while the other will explore the earth. The first will focus on the sky above us, the other will describe the flora, fauna, landscape, orography and morphology of the park. One…

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Portraits of humanity

The people and the women at the heart of the Pollino's landscapes 29 June 2019, 6 pm Earth Cinema by Anish Kapoor, Parco delle Terme Lucane (in case of rain, MULA+ Museum of Latronico) Meeting, feedback and reading with writer Elvira Dones and illustrator Marco Cazzato The Literary Walks envisioned by the “Il Circolo dei Lettori” foundation of…

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The wild way

walking with Matteo Caccia From Thursday, 30 May 2019 to Sunday, 2 June 2019 Matteo Caccia is a theatre actor, writer and radio presenter. Since 2016 he has been the presenter of “Pascal”, a radio broadcast on Rai Radio 2, where the audience and its real-life stories are the true protagonists. For ArtePollino and the Matera Basilicata 2019…

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Literary Walks for Matera 2019

Presentation of Literary Walks for Matera 2019 within “Ka art. Drawing the collective map of Basilicata” A project by Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture co-produced by ArtePollino and Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation Partner Fondazione Circolo dei lettori Speakers: writers Elvira Dones and Antonio Pascale Together with Marco Cazzato,…

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Time to go out

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 10.30 am - A walk with Franco Arminio A walk with Franco Arminio, writer, poet and expert of paesologia (rural village studies), along the Sentiero Italia (the Italian path) which crosses the town of Latronico Location: departure from Piazza Umberto I - Latronico 6 pm - For a new mountain humanism Meeting with Franco Arminio…

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Drawing the collective map of Basilicata Our co-creation work with the Matera Basilicata 2019 foundation has enabled us to rethink some important aspects of our project named “Drawing the collective map of Basilicata”. We remain loyal to the original idea, which we feel as belonging to us and our history, but, at the same time, we live this…

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End of Ka art “Portraits of Humanity”. The Literary Walk for Matera 2019

Portraits of Humanity, the first of the two Literary Walks made within Ka art, drawing the collective map of Basilicata has come to an end. Ka art, drawing the collective map of Basilicata is a Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture project, co-produced by the ArtePollino association and the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation, on the application…

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Ka Art – per una cartografia corale della Basilicata
è un progetto di Matera Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019

Project Leader: Associazione ArtePollino
Gaetano Lofrano
Rosita Forastiere
Luca Conte
Ylenia Iacovino

Direttore artistico: Katia Anguelova
Responsabile comunicazione: Annalisa Romeo
Social media manager: Agnese Spera
Sito web: Euweb solutions
Infografiche: Enrico Greco