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Maria Rebecca Ballestra presents "Journey into Fragility"

Maraya Art Center (Sharjah, UAE) in collaboration with AdAC (Archive of Contemporary Art of the University of Genoa) is hosting a lecture with by the Italian artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra on 14th june at 11 a.m. (Block E, first floor).

The artist will present the Itinerary project Journey into Fragility, inspired by the “Arenzano Manifesto for the Earth and the Human Beings”, conceived and created by the Italian poet Massimo Morasso in 2001. The Manifesto consists of twelve statements to constructively reset the issues of the environmental crisis, and it was subscribed to by the world’s most famous poets (Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott; Bei Dao, Mario Luzi, John Ashbery, Andrea Zanzotto).

With Journey into Fragility Maria Rebecca Ballestra has developed twelve subprojects in twelve different places around the world, creating an open and constructive dialogue on the environment and the value of living on Earth. Three stages was completed in Ghana, Switzerland and Madagascar, and the fourth one will take place in UAE.

The audience are encouraged to have a discussion on the topic of the project: art, environment and value of living on Earth.