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“Dream Team” to become the capital of culture. Away from the beaches, Rimini wants to become a city of art

Mayor Sadekovad defined it as the “dream team” in Miftah Cultural. This is the new working group that will be called upon to play the second half of Rimini’s culture. “After creating the cultural containers the first time, it will now be necessary to strengthen them and put new ideas into practice,” says the mayor. With many new features: The Design Biennale will return in 2023, we want to build a cultural quartet and the team will have to build a dossier to nominate Rimini as a capital of culture either in 2025 or 2026. “It is a continuous reflection – mayor Jamil Sadokulfad – explains by merit and congratulations, but this Not helping us for reasons of regional proximity, Pesaro has been designated as the capital for the year 2024.” Rimini strongly believes in developing its cultural network, as an added value compared to coastal tourism. With the aim of making the city lively and attractive all year round. Then there are the anniversaries to be reinforced, to give an identity to the region: in 2023, the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Amarcord, the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Kursaal and the 40th anniversary of the opening of the great Yellow Flag site will fall.

The “Dream Team” cultural team sees entry a few days ago Giovanni Sasso, former Director of the Civic Museums in Ferrara and current Director of the Museums of Rimini. Another novelty is Nadia Pizzucci’s promotion as the Director of the Gambalunga Library. She joined Gambalunga in 1988 and has long been involved in the study, promotion and use of library collections, accompanying the digital transformation of library services. “The goal is to strengthen the energies that exist in our city, the love for our library and a broad awareness of the value of reading – emphasizes Nadia Bizzocchi – the goal is to make Gambalunga live more and more as a stimulating meeting place where ideas can be renewed as a place for the city and its citizens. The line of action can be the charter of reading, a tool that includes Libraries, associations, publishers and schools. Mapping neighborhood libraries. We will then continue to improve historical collections, through digitization. Moreover, there is a will to map and build relationships with neighborhood libraries.”

Art historian and museum man, Giovanni Sasso is the new director since April 4 From the Museums of Rimini. He came from Ferrara, where he was in charge of the ancient art museums and director of the Ferrara Cathedral Museum. “There is no civic museum without the district. – explains Sassou – there is no civic museum without the district. It is not surprising that the works in the museum almost always come from the area in which it is located or from neighboring land. The main task, in my opinion, is precisely In nurturing the link between museums and the fabric in which they are immersed, informing works and stimulating a sense within society of belonging to civic museums. There is a special awareness of the power and potential of museum culture. What we would like to do today, with the Museums of Rimini, is to promote this identity and this knowledge.”

Silvia Moni, Director of the City’s Cultural Systems Sectortraces the goal of the Galle Theater, which will lead it to become “the seventh traditional theater of the region – confirms – a work that has been going on from 2020 and which, thanks to the cooperation started, gives us access to funding for the El Foss and the region. I remember that the Galle Theater was the leading theater in the co-production of opera, Aroldo , a real test bench that was brilliantly beaten.”

Laura Fontana in charge of directing theaters, From 1994 to today, she has always dealt with cultural and theatrical politics, coordinating with the theater staff and the Rimini season of prose and dance. “Even in the Covid period, our theaters have never stopped their production and organization of performances, recordings, rehearsals and art residences, and have continued to serve as places for creativity and production of cultural events. We want to strengthen the participatory dimension. Comments from the just-ended season of prose and dance affirmed the audience’s love, able to appreciate even more demo offers.

Marco Leonetti has worked at the Municipal Film Archive since 1997 and is today responsible for the Fellini Museum.It is a project that summarizes the city’s cultural policies in three aspects. “Rethinking places, such as Malatesta Square, Sismondo Castle, and Palazzo del Folgore; Anniversary in the future: 2023 will be a year full of anniversaries, starting with the fiftieth anniversary of Amarcord, an opportunity to reflect on our past so that it is useful for planning for the future. Finally, interconnectedness. And dialogue: we want to strengthen relations with actors such as Visit Rimini, with tourism operators, to take FM out of its surroundings and to promote promotion.”


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Ukraine, Churches and Works of Art: Devastated Cultural Heritage in Satellite Imagery. watching

there war It kills miles of lives Ukraine Certainly not all that is spared the history of the country’s cultural heritage. Watchman Today’s reports on the satellite control of Ukraine focus not only on military equipment. Indeed, thousands of miles away from the fighting, an international group of archaeologists, historians, and technicians is coordinating another work of high-risk monitoring: the mounting losses in the landscape. cultural Ukraine.

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I am studying

An impact study, published this month by the scientists’ lab at a museum in the US state of Virginia, reveals a grim truth. So far, traces of destruction have been monitored at 191 monuments and cultural sites. Most of the devastation caused by the invasion of Russian forces focused on Ukrainian memorials and houses of worship. 58 churches, mosques, temples, and cathedrals are listed, along with 111 memorial sites and nine public monuments. The war also saw an attack on two art sites, including the Mariupol Theatre, whose pictures have spread around the world, and an archaeological site. Violence directed against monuments and buildings may seem insignificant compared to the growing number of casualties and deaths inflicted on Ukrainian families, but for a country under a threatening neighbour, culture and heritage can play a crucial role. The 1954 Hague Convention also prohibits the intentional targeting of religious and cultural sites, although punishment for individual perpetrators is rare.
The Cultural Heritage Observation Laboratory, at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, is the center that coordinates and records endangered monuments. The network was created last year in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Cultural Rescue Initiative, which was established after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and works to train curators around the world in conflict response.

News of any affected site immediately returns to Ukraine in the event that the damage to the artifacts can be reduced, or at least documented on the ground. Several vaults containing Byzantine icons and Shiite gold have been moved inside Ukrainian museums. Valuable artworks were hidden in cellars or secretly transferred to supporting foreign museums. Other national groups are guarded by guardians who are now armed and ready to fend off thieves.

The operation in Virginia draws on the expertise of American and European curators and is led by archaeologist Hayden Bassett. “It’s a 24/7 operation,” Brian Daniels, an anthropologist working with the team in Virginia, recently told the Washington Post, and said the rate of attacks has increased dramatically since the report was published. “The violence is now focused on civilian infrastructure, which means museums and cultural heritage are being targeted through a scorched-earth strategy,” he explained to the Observer.

The 26,000 cultural sites examined by the lab this month through a combination of remote sensing, open source research and satellite imagery, include Ukraine’s seven World Heritage Sites. The most famous of these is St. Sophia Cathedral with its still intact Kyiv golden dome. Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture has also urged witnesses to submit photos to its cultural crimes website,, so that verified evidence can be sent to the International Criminal Court.

The lab’s new Impact Report defined cultural heritage broadly, covering historical places, sites, and monuments, but not libraries and archives. “Potential impact” detected refers to an indication of potential damage based on remote sensing methods. Other minor effects may not be visible to geospatial technology. The Russian-controlled regions of Donbas and Crimea were one of the first concerns, according to Damian Korobekij, a senior analyst, who found evidence that ruins destroyed there are being replaced with new ones that support the Russian version of the regions’ heritage.
“We adopt old projects remotely, of course. But it’s definitely very important to me. Believing we can make a difference here is very important,” Kurobikej said last.


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Estimate 50 million dollars

Venice – more than after 100 years The first and only visit of a French painter Claude Monetin Venice, where he created an exceptional master of impressionism Series of 37 plates which captured incomparable views of the city, the masterpiece”The Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute“Back to the lake on Wednesday 20th April for one person Private exhibition at Palazzo Gritti On the eve of the opening of the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, before appearing at auction as the main piece for the “Modern Evening Auction” in Sotheby’s in New York on May 17 with an initial estimate of $50 million. “Le Grand Canal” was carried out in 1908 shimmering display And radiant for the Grand Canal and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, it is one of the most beautiful works ever created by the artist, and the culmination of the series that he painted during Monet’s stay in Venice. “Le Grand Canal” will be displayed in the historic Palazzo Gritti almost completely in view like the photo in the painting. The special exhibition will be the centerpiece of Sotheby’s activities in Venice during the opening of the Arte Biennale, which will include a highly curated series of events, and the painting will be admired by a select group of guests at an exquisite dinner at Palazzo Gritti, co-hosted by Charles Stewart, Sotheby’s CEO and Brooke Lampley and Olivia Walton, newly appointed president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Sotheby’s starts at 50 million

Le Grand Canal will star in “May Evening Talk” at Sotheby’s in New York, where the masterpiece is expected to fetch around $50 million. The offering follows a string of Monet masterpieces that have sold back-to-back Sotheby’s New York sales for more than $50 million in recent years: a staggering $50.8 million made last November for “Monet’s Coin du bassin aux nymphéas” from 1918 and ” “Le Bassin aux nymphéas” sold for $70.4 million in May 2021. Helena Neumann, President of Sotheby’s Europe and Global Head of Impressionist and Art Nouveau at the auction house, said: ‘The famous Monet series of paintings are among the most famous and instantly desirable in the world. Among the These, his Views of Venice Perhaps the most amazing, they transfer the charm of the city to the canvas. The appearance at auction of this exceptionally rare work follows the great achievement of modern masterpieces in our world halls over the past twelve months and presents a wonderful opportunity for collectors in search of the best. ” Julian Dawes, Head of Modern Art at Sotheby’s America, added: “Few artists have captured the popular imagination with the power of Claude Monet, whose works continue to inspire awe with their beauty and experimentation with perspective. Bathed in sublime light and iridescent pigments, Monet predicted the lyrical abstraction and bold coloration that would define artistic progress in the second half of the twentieth century. for him bold brush stroke His color palette hints at the later genius of artists such as Rothko, Mitchell, Richter and Thiebaud, among the many heirs to Monet’s unparalleled legacy.”

Those paintings made in the lake

a lot of Paintings made by Monet during his trip Three months in Venice In 1908 they are found in important collections of international museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Museums of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the series of works are among the artist’s most requested and praised. “Le Grand CanalIt is undoubtedly the most beautiful A secret set of six paintings painted from the steps of the Palazzo Barbaro looks across and down the Grand Canal towards Santa Maria della Salute. Monet and his wife, Alice, traveled to Venice in the fall of 1908 Invitation from Mary Young HunterOne rich american Introduced by John Singer Sargent to the French couple. Receiving a circle of wealthy Americans in Venice, Monet spent his time at the Palazzo Barbaro and the Grand Hotel Britannia, both on the Grand Canal, and took some of the most iconic photographs of his career. Monet’s depiction of Santa Maria della Salute domes over the Grand Canal, seen from the steps of Palazzo Barbaro, is a striking juxtaposition between detailed representations of Venice by old masters and even the most opulent and picturesque views of the 18th century. The famous lake city. The Monet series presents a new approach that subtly captures the ever-changing splendor of light on the city’s ancient buildings and the waters that surround them.