A mosaic art project to support the medical staff continues at the Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital in Ravenna.
«And … we went out to see the stars again» – this Dante’s phrase united and inspired 40 artists to make an installation for the Ravenna hospital.
Based on the idea by Felice Nittolo, head of the niArt gallery in Ravenna, the art project and two permanent installations are now taking place at the Santa Maria delle Croci hospital in Ravenna. Organizers say it should be a sign of a renaissance after the dramatic Covid-19 experience.
Nittolo’s invited his friends – Italian mosaic artists – to create a small-sized work, which was intended to be a piece of a large mosaic. The individual experiences of the artists were combined with a single purpose to show what happened and what is happening with this global problem. Nittolo put together all 40 mosaics in two large installations at the entrance to the hospital.
The mosaics were temporarily exhibited at the niArt gallery in Ravenna (via Anastagi 4/6) from September 19 to October 3, and then on a permanent basis at the Ravenna hospital from October 8.
“In those hard days, there was an urgent need to show solidarity with the entire medical staff of Santa Maria delle Croci, with the medical staff throughout the country, who showed a spirit of self-sacrifice and self-denial and at the cost of their own lives saved our community.
The mosaic installation is intended to become a moral and cultural evidence of humanism, the invaluable value of relationships, human life, unusual isolation, solidarity and generosity. The Coronacrisis has open a new art concept, and many felt the need to bring art to the very heart of the community, to put it at the service of society and its development. Art is action and rebirth, it unites and revives ” – says Felice Nittolo.
According the Paolo Tarlazzi, Hospital Health Director,
«Donating is an art that saves – initiative launched by Felice Nittolo, which involved various artists from all over the world. The Santa Maria delle Croci becomes an expression of an artistic gift, capturing the attention of those who pass by.
The artists tried to express their solidarity, gratitude and attention to the needs of others and to each other. Art is the expression, the externalization of human identity, which decides to convey the noblest values through the creation of works. Those who have enriched our country have done it with their works of art, which not only decorate, but also give us such feelings as joy, sadness, closeness, nostalgia.
These artists give us an example, expressing their participation in something that has no boundaries and place: work, illuminated and controlled by reason, is what today is called civilization or history, this gesture marks a very delicate moment for humanity, an extraordinary openness and sensitivity in the joint fight against the Coronavirus epidemic.»
Mosaic artists participating in installation
MARCO ARA • PAOLA BABINI • GIULIANO BABINI • MAURO BARTOLOTTI • ROSETTA BERARDI • RANIERO BITTANTE • MARIT BOCKELIE • CLAUDIO BORGHI • MARIA PIA CAMPAGNA • LUIGI CAMPANELLI • SILVIA CASAVECCHIA • LEA CONTESTABILE • ANTONIO CARANTI • ANGELA CORELLI • MARCO DE LUCA • FILIPPO FARNETI • LUCA FRESCHI • KINE HELLEBUST • MOKICHI HOTSUKA • TAKAKO HIRAI • TOYOHARU KII • GIOVANNI LANZONI • MARCO LANDO • STEFANO MAZZOTTI • NANNI MENETTI • SERAFINO MAIORANO • VERDIANO MARZI • FRANCA MINARDI • FELICE NITTOLO • ROBERTO PAGNANI • FRANCO PALAZZO • ROBERT O PAPETTI • ROMEO PETRONE • PAOLO RACAGNI • ALESSANDRA ROTA • STEFANO TEDIOLI • ENZO TINARELLI • MATYLDA TRACEWSKA • CESARE VITALI • GIANNI ZAFFAGNINI
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