Era pacifica pare is the final exhibition of the workshop Classicità oggi? Quale il significato nell’epoca contemporanea led by Marco Belfiore for the 23 finalists of the 17° Ricas Prize:
two days of reflections and work production to discover together the possible connections between artists' own artistic practice and the classic art.
Premio Ricas is promoted by Rotary Club Milano Villoresi and Rotaract Milano Sforza with the aim of supporting and promoting talent and creativity. Dedicated to young italian artists under 25, collaborates with Careof to develop moments of comparison, exchange and visibility for young italian artists, offering them the possibility to grow personally and professionally.
The prize took its name from Riccardo Castagnedi – so called Ricas, already President of Touring Italian Club – which has expressed many times its necessity to form active citizens, able to recover and authentic look about things, able to pay attention and able to graps the signs of transformation. Citizens able to redefine ways and times of a everydaylife strongly marked by a multiculturalism, open to the comparison with others, in a creative and inclusive way.
The 17th edition of Ricas prize has a strong formative connotation and offered the possibility to join a workshop with Marco Belfiore starting from the question:
“Classicism, today? Its meaning in the age of contemporary”.
The two days workshop aimed at deepening and fathoming the concept of classicism for this new digital generation: What does it mean? Is it important in the creation of our research and work? The dialogue also confronted the theme of tradition compared to our time characterized by the birth of social media and all the new communication tools for the realization and the fruition of an artwork.
The works realized during the workshop will be displayed from 10 to 12 of May 2016 at Careof – La Fabbrica del Vapore – Milano and they will also be presented in a catalogue. The most interesting artwork will win a prize of 500 euros.