The Italian Cultural Institute of Cologne presents ‘Augenblick: sguardi sul mondo tra presente e avvenire’ (Moment: Views of the World from the Present and the Future), a series of meetings in video format featuring major figures in contemporary Italian art and culture, curated by Marco Tonelli.
For Martin Heidegger, the moment (“Augenblick”), meant that part of the present in which it is possible to contemplate the possibilities of the future. Starting from this definition, Marco Tonelli will propose a reflection on some themes that are particularly relevant in the modern world (cancel culture, political correctness, activism, gender equality, respect for minorities, ecology and environmentalism) to each of the speakers involved, in order to investigate to what extent these can, or should, be at the centre of the aesthetic agenda, influencing visual and formal data, affecting the mechanisms of creativity and self-censorship.
The videos will be broadcast on the Institute’s youtube channel with the following schedule:
- 21 March, David Palterer
- 11 April, Marco Senaldi
- 2 May, Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezz
- 23 May, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo
- 13 June, Daniele Puppi
Tonelli, an art critic and historian, holds the chair of Art History at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. Formerly Artistic Director of the Montelupo Fiorentino Museum Foundation, curator at Palazzo Ducale in Mantua of the Sculpture in the Square project and of the Spotlight Italia exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, he has been Artistic Director of Palazzo Collicola and the ‘G. Carandente’ Modern Art Gallery in Spoleto since 2019.
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