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The Premio Rotondi – Salvatori dell’Arte– Sezione Marche 2011 awarded to Roberto Farroni

Roberto Farroni

The 2011 Premio Rotondi prizes were awarded in the splendid setting of the Sassocorvaro Auditorium on Saturday 4 June. The winner of the Regional award was the director of the Museo Statale Tattile Omero, Ancona, Roberto Farroni.
This prize is a prestigious acknowledgement of the Museum’s continuing programme of activities in the promotion of culture.

The Premio Rotondi was named after the late Pasquale Rotondi, Soprintendente alle Belle Arti, who distinguished himself by saving numerous works of art during the Second World War. It is awarded to figures who have excelled in the art of saving (in its widest sense) art. A special jury selects four Premio Rotondi winners annually: at regional, national, European and world levels.

This year the prize for the Marches region was awarded to Roberto Farroni, Director of the Museo Tattile Statale Omero in Ancona.

As well as acknowledging his hard work and imaginative leadership, the jury wished to honour a very rare museum which was specifically created to promote the integration of visually handicapped people, by selecting tactile observation as its principal means of observation. Visitors touch faces, bodies, gestures and expressions, discover volume and perspective using their hands. The Tactile Museum developed with the aim of filling a large gap in the range of cultural services available to the non-sighted, offering an innovative space where art is perceived through multisensory stimuli and not only through sight.

A series of cultural events accompany the Premio Rotondi, e.g. the Festival of Cultural Tourism and New Technologies held on 6 June at the University of Urbino where the director of the Museo Omero Roberto Farroni, is invited to give a talk.

26 May: The conclusion of the Esperanto biennial project was held at the Museo Omero

Tutti i bambini nella sala Rinascimento insieme a Daniela, Aldo e le maestre della scuola

Thursday 26 May 2011, 4pm
Ancona, Museo Tattile Statale Omero

A visit to the Museo Omero concluded the 2011 “Esperanto” biennial project. Taking part were class 3 C from the “Domenico Savio” Primary School of the Istituto Comprensivo “Grazie-Tavernelle”, Ancona, with their teacher Marinella Giampieri and class 3 from the “Don Milani” Primary School, Pesaro with their teacher Giuliana Giannangeli.
The final encounter in Ancona was to celebrate the successful conclusion of the project and to let the children from Pesaro discover a special museum which originated from an idea of Aldo Grassini and Daniela Bottegoni, who were also their Esperanto.

Night of Museums 2011: Inauguration of the Exhibition celebrating Walter Valentini

Di-segno e Superficie, fireclay panels, Walter Valentini

14 May – 31 August 2011
Museo Tattile Statale Omero, Ancona.

Se usciamo a un sentiero ignoto (o del viaggiar con Walter Valentini) – If we come out from an unknown path (or travelling with Walter Valentini)

In collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali.

Inauguration of the tactile exhibition dedicated to Walter Valentini. Five of his original works are on show at the Museo Omero in a room specially equipped with aids for the visually handicapped. Two of these works, splendid polychrome terracotta plaques entitled “Di-segno” (on the left) and “Superficie” (on the right), have been donated to the Museo Omero by the artist and will enrich the contemporary sculpture collection. Sharing the room will be ten works by students from the Licei Artistici of the Marches Region, created using Valentini’s own expressive language.
The initiative is part of the 4th edition of the “Arte Insieme – culture and barrier-free cultures” project where the internationally famous engraver, painter and sculptor is this year’s featured artist.

Works on show by Walter Valentini

  1. Di-Segno (fireclay relief – 58 x 39 x 1,5 cm)
  2. Superficie (fireclay relief – 63 x 41 x 2 cm)
  3. Porta d’oro (bronze sculpture – 35 x 22 x 12 cm)
  4. Arco del cielo (bronze sculpture – 40 x 16,5 x 19 cm)
  5. Astro della sera (bronze sculpture – 40 x 46 x 27 cm)

The principal theme of this Notte dei Musei is encountering the other, in the sense of a voyage of discovery of everything that doesn’t seem to fit the “normal” parameters of our everyday experience – diversity, not belonging to a precise cultural sphere … but “the other” is also to be understood as the dark side of our most recondite self.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 14 May at 9.30 pm with a buffet, a specially designed setting and creative workshops on the theme of the journey and the encounter, where the participants can create their own personal objects following the grammatical rhythms of Walter Valentini’s specific expressive language.
Helping with the initiative are volunteers from the Servizio Civile Nazionale. Booking suggested.

Exhibition curator and designer: Massimo Di Matteo, architect.

The exhibition is provided with special aids for non- and partially-sighted visitors. Guided visits and workshops can be booked. Free admission.

The principal theme of this Notte dei Musei is encountering the other, in the sense of a voyage of discovery of everything that doesn’t seem to fit the “normal” parameters of our everyday experience – diversity, not belonging to a precise cultural sphere… but “the other” is also to be understood as the dark side of our most recondite self.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 14 May at 9.30 pm with a buffet, a specially designed setting and creative workshops on the theme of the journey and the encounter, where the participants can create their own personal objects following the grammatical rhythms of Walter Valentini’s specific expressive language.

Helping with the initiative are volunteers from the Servizio Civile Nazionale. Booking suggested.

Info

Museo Tattile Statale Omero
Via Tiziano 50, Ancona
Tel. 071 28 11 935
Email: info@museoomero.it

15 May: from star to star … celestial trajectories

Piccolo principe

Museo Tattile Statale Omero, Ancona.
Sunday 15 May, 5 pm.

Workshop for families at the ‘Homage to Walter Valentini’ Exhibition.

International Museums Day 2011.
In collaboration with l’ICOM and the Cultural Service of The Marches Region.

Appointment at 5 pm to learn about the painter, sculptor and engraver Walter Valentini in an active and creative way.

Children (aged 5 to 10) and their parents can explore “the stars, the sky and measurements” by Valentini and try their hand at drawing their own celestial trajectories using wool, string, cord, and nails.

Workshop held by Museo Omero staff with the help of volunteers from the Servizio Civile Nazionale.

Information

Museo Tattile Statale Omero
Via Tiziano 50, Ancona.
Cost: 6 Euros.
No charge for: disabled visitors and their helpers.
Booking compulsory. Limited numbers.
Tel. 071 28 11 93 5.

7 May: Arte Insieme – cultura e culture senza barriere Conference

Philippe Daverio

Saturday 7 May 2011
The new Museo Omero premises at the Mole Vanvitelliana, Banchina da Chio 28, Zona Porto, Ancona.

Preview of the works donated by Walter Valentini to the Museo Omero.

Highlight the importance of art and artistic expression as resources for education and personal growth for everyone, in particular for people who are disabled or disadvantaged because of their social condition or because of coming from other cultures. Increase awareness and promote initiatives aimed at increasing accessibility to the cultural and museum heritage, especially for visually handicapped people. Encourage young people to learn about the principal exponents and the diverse visual languages of contemporary art. These are the aims of the “Arte Insieme – cultura e culture senza barriere” project and the themes that will discussed in the conference.

The first session, entitled “Arte e integrazione: un modello pedagogico possibile”, will emphasize the importance of artistic education and its ability to promote creativity, plurality of expression, comparison, sensitivity. It will outline a pedagogy aimed at encouraging the process of social and cultural integration of people with special needs, through synergetic action between the principal operators in education, schools and museums.

In the second session, entitled “Rispondere toccando. Il tatto and l’emozione estetica” the spotlight will be aimed at the extraordinary possibilities offered by an approach to art which is not only based on sight but on our entire sensory capabilities, where touch in particular shows how much it can enrich the aesthetic dialogue with a work of art. Art itself, indeed, prompts the question of its ‘touchability’, rendered explicit by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in his Manifesto sul Tattilismo, whose ninetieth anniversary is this year. It reminds us how three-dimensional material works, as Mikel Dufrenne writes, “belong to the reign of the tangible: they can awake in us the desire to enjoy the tactile”.

There will also be a presentation of the works that Walter Valentini, featured artist of the 4th Arte Insieme created for this event. They will then take their place in the Museo Omero contemporary sculpture collection.

Speakers: Roberto Farroni (Presidente Museo Tattile Statale Omero), Alfio Albani (Dirigente Scolastico Liceo Artistico “Mannucci”), Nicola Quirico (Presidente FADIS – Federazione Associazioni di Docenti per l’Integrazione Scolastica), Andrea Socrati (Responsabile Progetti Speciali Museo Tattile Statale Omero), Aldo Grassini (Fondatore Museo Tattile Statale Omero and member of the Comitato di Direzione), Philippe Daverio (art critic). 

Programme:

9.00 Registration;
9.30 Greetings from various authorities;

Session 1
Moderator Andrea Socrati.

10.00 Roberto Farroni, il Museo Omero: un modello di inclusione
10.10 Alfio Albani, istruzione artistica and integrazione
10.20 Nicola Quirico, la scuola che include: potenzialità and criticità

Interval.
Session 2
Moderator Roberto Farroni.
10.50 Walter Valentini, presentazione di due opere;
11.00 Andrea Socrati, arte tattile: da Marinetti a Tagliaferri;
11.10 Aldo Grassini, il tatto e l’emozione estetica;
11.30 Philippe Daverio, sensibilità in dialogo;
12.30 Debate;
13.00 Conclusion.

Free admission. No more bookings will be accepted as all available seating has been taken. For further information: info@museoomero.it or didattica@museoomero.it.

How to get to the Mole Vanvitelliana

By train:
Ancona railway station. You can walk towards the centre of Ancona for about 1 km. Once you get to the zona Archi you will see the unmistakable Mole Vanvitelliana on your left, in the Port area.
Ancona Marittima railway station (local trains). You will pass the Mole Vanvitelliana in the train. Walk back past the customs post, approx 5 minutes.

By bus:
From the railway station, take a number 1 or 1/4 bus and get off at the 4th stop (zona Archi – before the traffic lights). From the city centre, piazza Cavour or piazza Roma, take a number 1, 1/4, 22, 24, 42 or 44 bus and get off at the stop near Porta Pia.

By car:
A 14 motorway, exit Ancona Nord: take the Strada Statale 16, direction Ancona, and exit at Ancona Nord. Follow the signs for Porto, Fiera, Mole Vanivitelliana (Ex Lazzaretto).
A 14 motorway, exit Ancona Sud: take the Strada Statale 16 and then the Asse Nord-Sud direction Ancona. Follow the signs for Porto, Fiera, Mole Vanivitelliana (Ex Lazzaretto).
Once you pass the Fiera, in the Port area, you will have a clear view of the Mole Vanvitelliana on your left.
The entrance is inside the Port area. Parking is available nearby (free car park at the Fiera della Pesca).