Off to the Workshop Week: 7 international artists at Marca for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro PHOTO VIDEO


By John

The Workshop Week of the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro has begun: until Saturday 18 May, the Marca Museum will welcome internationally renowned artists and dozens of students for technical and in-depth workshops in painting, decoration, sculpture, graphics and illustration, transforming the spaces of the important contemporary art museum into a true hotbed of experimentation through which students of the Academy will have the opportunity to increase their skills by learning methods and techniques from internationally recognized professionals.

The first four artists to be hosted by the Academy are Luca Vitone, Margherita Sgarlata, Natalia Gil Cabezas and Andrea Chiesi who have already started their own laboratories since yesterday (Monday) with more than fifty students. From Thursday, then, they will be working together with the students Alessio Fortunato, Lucia Scuderi And Christiane Löhr: «These are seven extraordinary artists – has explained Virgilio Piccaridirector of the Academy – thanks to which we have the opportunity to offer the students of the Catanzaro Academy a different way of approaching creativity. We imagined this week as an additional tool available to the Academy's teaching proposal, useful for supporting training courses and improving the professional skills of our students.».

The further added value to the initiative is given precisely by the precise and deliberate choice of holding the workshops within the rooms of the Marca Museum: «We wanted to create a space of creativity that was continuous and Marca, with its circular route, allowed us to do so. All four rooms on the upper floor therefore host a different workshop, but all take place at the same time. It is a dynamic way of experiencing museum spaces which thus become not only places of enjoyment of finished art, but places of creation, ideation, thought and discussion about art and the world in which it is born and formed. And it is a further way to open ourselves to the relationship with the city“, he added Simona CaramiaAba teacher and coordinator of the Visual Arts Departments.

The Workshop Week closes the cycle of seminars entitled Art Talks which during the current Academic Year has allowed students to meet and interact with illustrious personalities from the world of Italian art and culture. The artistic production and in-depth work continues today with an event also open to citizens: at 3 pm, in fact, the film “Romanistan” will be screened, shot by one of the artists protagonists of the workshops, Luca Vitone. Entrance is free.