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|About||Radiceterna Arte e Ambiente è un'associazione culturale fondata da Valentina Bruschi, Ignazio Mortellaro, Eveline Wüthrich e Vittorio Rappa.|
One of the main aims of the project is the creation of a new and permanent public library, with an adjacent temporary exhibition space, within the Calidarium of the Botanical Gardens, part of the Museums System (SiMUA) of the University of Palermo. A project, which is part of the official Collateral events of the European contemporary art biennial Manifesta 12, and whose objective is to offer students and the wider public of the Botanical Gardens a place for the study of Art and of Nature.
The project involves the creation of a permanent reading room inside the eighteenth-century Calidarium pavillion of the Botanical Gardens: a library with a collection of books donated by leading international publishing companies, curated by Eveline Wüthrich (co-founder and coordinator of " I Never Read ", an independent art book fair based in Basel and held every year, from 2012, simultaneously with Art Basel), in collaboration with the SiMUA of the University of Palermo, a space in which the public can research the themes of Art and Nature.
On the occasion of Manifesta 12, the project room will present a programme of four exhibitions, curated by Valentina Bruschi and Ignazio Mortellaro, with the artistic coordination of Vittorio Rappa. The project is inspired by Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia (a collection of 37 books which treat, in an encyclopedic form, all the topics concerning Man and Nature, written around 77-79 AD). Some passages taken from the monumental work of Pliny are inscribed above the octagonal hall of the Gymnasium, the central building of the Botanical Gardens.
The project also includes the creation of a new book collection consisting of a series of monographs in Italian and English (format 9x12cm, 64 pp. col. and b/w) edited by Hopefulmonster, a publishing company based in Turin. These catalogues are envisaged as an in-depth research tool on each individual invited artist with critical essays and images of the
|Description||Radiceterna Arte e Ambiente è un'associazione culturale fondata da Valentina Bruschi, Ignazio Mortellaro, Eveline Wüthrich e Vittorio Rappa.|