[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Four meetings to impart Biodiversity through art.

Within Glasstress 2015 Gotika | Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia The Fondazione Berengo in collaboration with Slow Food and OpUnDi (Open University  of Diversity) at Palazzo Franchetti | Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere e Arti

Campo Santo Stefano 2847  / Venice

ITALIAN VERSION

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt-space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Monday the 28th of September 2015

5 p.m. > 6 p.m.

Guided tour of Glasstress 2015 Gotika and Life Bank with the curator Adriano Berengo and the artist Koen Vanmechelen.

6.30 p.m. > 8 p.m.

“On the Beauty that nails us to our responsibility”. (from Carlo Petrini’s introduction to Pope Frances’s Encyclical). Conversations with the founder of Slow Food Carlo Petrini and the artist Koen Vanmechelen, author of Life Bank.

Tasting of wines selected by Slow Food Veneto and AIS Veneto in collaboration with Unione Vini Veneti and “cicheti” made with ancient cereals from the Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino in collaboration with the Ist. Alb. “E. Cornaro” of Jesolo, Venezia will follow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Saturday the 24th of October 2015

5 p.m. > 6 p.m.

Guided tour of Glasstress 2015 Gotika and Life Bank
with the curator Adriano Berengo and the artist Koen Vanmechelen.

6.30 p.m. > 8 p.m.

Conversation with Piero Sardo (president of Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity Onlus) and the artist Koen Vanmechelen author of Life Bank and president of OpUnDi Open University of Diversity. Moderating meeting Claudio De MinIl Gazzettino.

Tasting of wines selected by Slow Food Veneto and AIS Veneto in collaboration with Unione Vini Veneti and “cicheti” made with ancient cereals from the Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino in collaboration with chef Francesco Nicolai and the Ist. Alb. “E. Cornaro” of Jesolo, Venezia will follow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Saturday the 7th of November 2015

5 p.m. > 6 p.m.

Guided tour of Glasstress 2015 Gotika and Life Bank with the artist Tomáš Libertíny

6.30 p.m. > 8 p.m.

“From Centèotl, the Aztec corn god, to the transgenic…  The long story of the Sun Grain”. Conversations with Gaetano Pascale (president of Slow Food Italia), Paolo Valotti from the Ricerca per la Maiscoltura (CRA-MAC) of Bergamo and Piergiorgio Defilippi – Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino.

Tasting of wines selected by Slow Food Veneto and AIS Veneto in collaboration with Unione Vini Veneti and “cicheti” made with ancient cereals from the Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino in collaboration with the chef Francesco Nicolai and the Ist. Alb. “E. Cornaro” of Jesolo, Venezia will follow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Thursday the 19th of November 2015

5 p.m. > 6 p.m.

Guided tour of Glasstress 2015 Gotika and Life Bank with the curator Adriano Berengo and Paola Malvezzi from Berengo Studio

6.30 p.m. > 8 p.m.

Conversations with Cinzia Scaffidi Freelance journalist and Professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzoauthor of the book  Mangia come parli – Com’è cambiato il vocabolario del cibo  and Stefania Aphel Barzini author of the book “Fornelli d’Italia -Centocinquant’anni di storia del nostro Paese raccontati da piccole e grandi cuoche” (Mondadori), also writer of follecasseruola.com

Tasting of wines selected by Slow Food Veneto and AIS Veneto in collaboration with Unione Vini Veneti and “cicheti” made with ancient cereals from the Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino in collaboration with the Ist. Alb. “E. Cornaro” of Jesolo, Venezia will follow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The guided tour to the exhibition and the meetings will be accompanied by multisensory tastings. Admission to the appointments is free of charge and limited to seating availability.

To register:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row dt_id=”registrazione” dt_bg_repeat=”repeat-y” dt_text_scheme=”lighter-overlay” dt_row_type=”fullwidth”][vc_column width=”1/1″][contact-form-7 id=”1234″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row dt_bg_repeat=”repeat-y” dt_text_scheme=”lighter-overlay” dt_row_type=”fullwidth”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The collateral event to the 56th Biennale Arte di Venezia, Glasstress 2015 Gotika, is an international collective exhibition which unites 50 artists from 20 countries, and celebrates Murano glass and is set on the first floor of Palazzo Franchetti. The exhibition has reached its fourth edition, and Glasstress 2015 Gotika, this year, is produced by the Fondazione Berengo in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum and the Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice.

Curated by Adriano Berengo, president of the foundation that goes by the same name and the director of the Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum Dimitry Ozerkov, Glasstress 2015 Gotika represents a look to the past for the future construction of an artistic project.

Among the artwork of the Hermitage that has arrived the exclusive Saint Petersburg’s collection of antique works is of great impact.

In line with this vision, Adriano Berengo and Dimitri Ozerkov asked Slow Food to collaborate and dedicate the third floor of Palazzo Franchetti, which had already been an antique Venetian bank, to the values of Bio-Diversity asking the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, who centers his work around the contamination between art and nature, to create a site specific installation entitled “Life Bank”.

Interactivity, multi sensorial stimulation and the use of many different artistic means are the key words to this innovative work of art, that uniting iron, wood, bronze sculptures and Murano glass, develops a dynamic and suggestive exhibition of over 500 antique seeds, Eden gardens and greenhouses: an artistic route through the soul that includes the viewer also with a symbolic sowing, which was created by the Social-Organic Farm Il Rosmarino of Marcon (between Venice and Treviso) and which was inspired by the Japanese master Fukoka, with the addition of special tastings created with antique cereals prepared by the acclaimed chef Pietro Leemann, innovator of vegetarian haute cuisine and ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]