Cultural Proposal 2024
BUILDING THE COMMUNITY:
ANNOUNCEMENT AND MEETING PLACES
Nowadays the Church's mission to proclaim the Gospel must find new ways of expression. In a society where concrete bonds of closeness are increasingly weakened and it is more and more difficult to experience a feeling of belongings to a community, the transmission of the Good News becomes difficult. It is therefore necessary to rethink about the ways, but also the places of welcoming, meeting and proclamation in order to reach and invite all those who still do not know the beauty of the Christian message. As witnessed by the wealth of artistic expressions transmitted by the Church over the centuries, spaces and images are both essential for building the Christian community today as it was yesterday.
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Sunday, 11st February
2.30 p.m. WALKING THROUGH THE GARDEN OF ART: WALKING AMONG ART, LITURGY AND ARCHITECTURE go to the program
An afternoon among exhibitions and moments of reflection on contemporary art, liturgy and architecture. Many opportunities to gather in the cultural space of the exhibition set up like a winter garden.
Followed by the official opening of the exhibitions
Monday, 12nd February
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. - Seminar STARTING FROM THE ENCOUNTER: ANNOUNCEMENT PLACES AND COMMUNITY SPACES go to the program
10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. - Seminar and workshop FLORAL ART FOR LITURGY go to program
curated by Pie Discepole del Divin Maestro
Tuesday, 13rd February
10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. Round table discussion EXPERIENCES OF ENERGY COMMUNITIES IN ITALIAN DIOCESES go to the program
2.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Seminar MAINTENANCE OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL CULTURAL HERITAGE: CARE AND PREVENTION go to the program
with the collaboration of CHIESA OGGI
Exhibition PATHS OF CHRISTIAN ART: THE GLORIOUS BODY OF THE RISEN ONE
With the collaboration of Fondazione Culturale San Fedele of Milano
An exhibition area specifically set up to host artists' works realised during the fourth edition of the APPROACHING PATHS: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FACING THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY. The glorious body of the Risen One is the theme on which Deborah Fella, Ismaele Nones, and Jacopo Zambello have committed themselves supervised by Andrea Dall'Asta s.j. and Paolo Sacchini in an effort to encourage a contemporary value in sacred art. Themes such as the meeting with the Risen One, the beauty of the Glorious Body, and life beyond death, are all central elements of the Christian experience. They all are gathered in Gospel pages on which the young artists were called to reflect and meditate. Discover the Paths of 2024
A selection of the production
PROCESSIONAL CHRISTOLOGICAL SIGNS: LITURGY AND JUBILEE
In response to that tension toward a noble simplicity in the liturgy and its supplies proposed by the Second Vatican Council and still not fully understood, the Scientific Committee of DEVOTIO proposes a selection of production to enhance companies that offer liturgical objects that make the essentiality of forms a way of expressing the richness of the Gospel message of the liturgy. For the upcoming Jubilee, the selection concerns the Christological signs of the procession such as: the processional cross, the candlesticks, the Gospel Book, the bishop's crozier, the thurible with the boat.
With the support of
Exhibition THE CHAPEL INTO THE WOOD OF ST. FRANCIS: RESULTS OF A CONTEST FOR PROJECT DESIGNERS
Exhibition YOU DID IT TO ME
Images of the Judgement/ Andrea Mastrovito's tapestries for Bergamo Cathedral
A set of tapestries depicting the seven works of corporal mercy (feeding the hungry men, giving drink to the thirsty ones, clothing the naked ones, housing pilgrims, visiting the sick ones, visiting prisoners, burying dead men) created for the Bergamo Cathedral. All the works are taken from the famous text of Matthew 25, 31-46, which, besides giving the exhibition its title, has inspired much of the iconographic imagination around the theme of the Last Judgement.
All the tapestries reproduce drawings made by Andrea Mastrovito on commission from the Youth Pastoral Service of the Italian Episcopal Conference in occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy.
The artist, questioned about the possibility of re-proposing "his" works of Mercy within this exhibition experience, proposed a new woven edition, following an ancient custom typical of ancient cathedrals. These tapestries, after a careful technical expertise, were made by a company from Bergamo that deals with liturgical confections (Ecumenicus di Leffe).
We would like to thank Fondazione Adriano Bernareggi for the kind concession of the works.