Fondazione Morra Greco hosted the first part of the launch edition of Bel Paese. Promoting Italian Art Around the World, the international networking program that was created within the Memorandum of Understanding signed last 2021 by the Italian Ministry of Culture through the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity and the Contemporary Art Foundations Committee.
Bel Paese aims to promote the internationalization of Italian artists, offering them the chance to get in touch with some of the most prestigious contemporary art realities at global level, thus creating opportunities for collaboration in the development of their research and careers.
The project will develop starting from 2023 to the following three years and it will involve 6 Italian cities, 60 artists, 30 international curators.
In 2023, for its first edition, the cities involved will be Naples and Turin, where Fondazione Morra Greco and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo respectively will be the official venues for the project’s scientific activities and meetings.
The first part of the program took place in Naples on July 10, 11 and 12, featuring 5 international curators and the first 10 artists selected by the curatorial committee composed of Anna Mattirolo and Stefano Collicelli Cagol.
During the three-day event, the artists involved – Francesco Arena, Stefano Arienti, Betty Bee, Jacopo Benassi, Giulia Crispiani, Caterina De Nicola, Adji Dieye, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Lina Pallotta, Giulia Piscitelli – had the opportunity to dialogue with five curators and curators working in prominent realities of the international contemporary art scene – Michelle Cotton (Mudam, Luxembourg), Joao Laia (KIASMA, Helsinki), Claudia Segura (MACBA, Barcelona), Fabian Schöneich (CCA, Berlin), Milan Ther (Kunstverein, Hamburg) – generating opportunities for collaboration and growth in their careers and artistic research.
Coordinated on site by Giulia Pollicita