The works admitted to the final stage of the project on accessing the arts have been selected.
The finalists of ‘ArteOltreConfine’ (ArtBeyondBorders) International Contest have been nominated. The competition is promoted by State Tactile Museo Omero in Ancona, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Ministry of Culture, and the Italian Ministry of Education.
The project aims to promote reflection on diversity through the knowledge of the Farnesina Collection works. Students attending primary and secondary schools abroad were invited to describe and to create a reproduction – multisensory and accessible for people with visual disabilities – of a work of art from the Collection.
During the school year, the students participating in the Contest were invited to attend educational meetings delivered by the Museo Omero expert staff on arts accessibility and on how to realize the works required by the call.
Two are the finalists of the category ‘Primary schools’: the Comprehensive Italian State Institute ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ in Paris (2nd Class), with a tactile book inspired by Mirko Basaldella’s work ‘La grande madre’, and the Italian Nursery and Primary School of Smyrna (multi-class), with a reproduction of Mario Ceroli’s work ‘La bocca della verità’. The finalists of the category ‘Secondary schools’ are: the high-school students of the Italian School ‘Pietro della Valle’ –Teheran, with a copy of Pietro Consagra’s work ‘Riflessa n. 7’, and the third-year students of the Bilingual Artistic High School Freudenberg in Zurich, with an interpretation of Janis Kounellis’ work ‘Senza titolo’.
From the above finalists the jury will choose the two winners of the Contest. All the works admitted to the final stage will be shown in a final exhibition at the Farnesina Palace during an Open Day of the Collection.
Further information on museoomero.it.