Italia e Francia


Italia e Francia: una ricerca del senso del Contemporaneo

Two exhibitions of contemporary art: ‘DEHORS’, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, housed in the Roman Cistern of Atri Cathedral and the Cathedral Museum belonging to it; ‘CLARTÉ’ curated by Antonio Zimarino and Mariano Cipollini staged in the Ducal Stables of Palazzo Acquaviva.

Confirmed for the second year, there’s the festival of Art Cinema CinéFrance, curated by Pino Bruni, taking place for six Mondays in the Cloister of the Cathedral. The viewer will be guided to the vision of an unusual filmography in original language; movie throbbing cultural events, among the best French films of all time, especially of the last twenty years, with an eye on the young generations, highlighting issues related to immigration and integration, to the world of crime that lurks in certain strata of French company, to another kind of symbolic struggle that appeals to optimism and commitment of not letting themselves to be overcome by events, remaining faithful to proper principles and ideals.


Ma.Co. / Marathon of Contemporary Art

8th, 9th and 11th July, 2016 / Atri

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Stills of Peace / Dehors

8th July – 24th September 2016
Museo Capitolare / Cisterna Romana della Cattedrale / Atri (TE)

Exhibition curated by Claudio Libero Pisano
Opening time: 10am – 12pm / 3.30pm – 7pm

Artists: Ziad Antar / Bertille Bak / Adelaide Cioni / Lionel Estève / Matteo Fato / Myriam Laplante / Lek&Sowat / Luana Perilli / Paride Petrei / Gioacchino Pontrelli / Enrico Tealdi / Raphael Thierry

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Stills of Peace / Clarté

8th July – 21st August 2016
Museo Capitolare / Cisterna Romana della Cattedrale / Atri (TE)

Exhibition curated by Antonio Zimarino and Mariano Cipollini
Opening time: 9.30am – 12.30pm / 5pm – 7.30pm / 9pm – 11pm

Artisti in Mostra: Linda Carrara / Sabrina D’Alessandro / Brunella Fratini / Miranda Gibilisco / Francesco Impellizzeri / Minus.log / Marco Rapattoni / Alessandro Rosa / Massimo Ruiu / Guido Silveri

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Stills of Peace 2016 - ``Clartè``

Scuderie di Palazzo Acquaviva – Atri

Stills of Peace 2016 - ``Dehors``

Gli Artisti della Mostra Dehors / Stills of Peace

Also this project has been awarded by Important patronages: first of all, the French Embassy and the French Institute of Culture in Italy that led to the collaboration with the important Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome participating today in the cultural and artistic exchanges with the Abruzzo Region. Alongside French institutions, for the third consecutive year, there is the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome that aims to protect and spread the Italian language and culture throughout the world, and new important collaborations with “G. d’Annunzio University”in Chieti and Pescara and with the University of Teramo.

The opening was in Atri, an event by “Ma.Co.” held Friday, 8th July: the first Marathon of Contemporary Art, a real three-days festival that, 8th, 9th and 11th July, hosted artists and curators for a focus on artistic production, and that also welcomed photographers, gallery owners, journalists and cultural professionals to start a comparison with the public sector and with the institutions on the topic of inter cultural dynamics through artistic contemporary languages.

An international context that animated the first Marathon of Contemporary Art within the Stills of Peace and Everyday Life / Fragments of Peace and Everyday Life project that, after meeting Pakistan and Spain, this year confronts us with our French cousins, emphasizing on serenity for that we shouldn’t stop looking in our everyday life… in spite of everything.

Curated by:

Fondazione Aria
Comune di Atri
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia di Teramo

In collaboration with:


With the patronage of:

Università Chieti Pescara
Università di Teramo
Società Dante Alighieri
Istituto Francese in Italia
Ambasciata di Francia in Italia

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