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The first Third Paradise made at sea with plastic waste

13/06/2019 - Updates

In recent days, a series of events took place in Sicily, starring Michelangelo Pistoletto: the master received an honorary degree conferred by the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, held a lectio magistralis and completed a work of art. collective art of the Third Paradise.

Denounce pollution from marine plastic waste in the Mediterranean, celebrate the transformative power of art as a gesture of collective responsibility, affirm an alternative vision of the Mediterranean sea no longer only associated with migratory flows, but as the heart of our civilization and window of Europe on the world: these are, in summary, the objectives of the project-event “A sea of ​​plastic“, which took place in Catania.

The activities were held during the World Environment Day (June 5) and the numerous mobilization and awareness-raising initiatives that are affecting Italy and the whole world.

The artistic-social initiative is promoted by the OELLE Mediterraneo Antico Foundation, to which the entrepreneur Ornella Laneri – with a new governance – gives her own imprinting in 2017 in order to enhance the historical, artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of the Mediterranean; everything through the languages ​​of art, the recovery of civic memory and corporate social responsibility.

The installation of the Third Paradise, the heart of the project-event, curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi and Carmelo Nicosia, is the trinamic symbol of Michelangelo Pistoletto: in Catania, in fact, the Third Paradise was created for the first time at sea with plastic waste recovered from the marine environment.

See more on: http://journal.cittadellarte.it/arte-societa/un-mare-plastica-catania-la-sostenibilita-incontra-larte-terzo-paradiso