Program
11:00, Official greetings. Hon. Giovanna Masoni Brenni, Head of the Cultural Department, Lugano City Council
Greetings by Mr Marco Franciolli, Director of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte, Lugano
Moderated by Elena Volpato, Art Historian
11:15, Presentation by professor Carlo Rovelli, Theoretical Physicist, University of Aix-Marseille, one of the founders of the Loop Quantum gravity theory that is one of the paths to describe properties of space and time.
11:50, Presentation by Daniel Soutif, Art Critic, he was Director of the Department for Cultural Development at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Director of the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato and now is a freelance curator.
12:30 Break
14:00, Elena Volpato, Art Historian and Curator, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin.
14:15, Presentation by Giulio Paolini, artist, in dialogue with Elena Volpato. Paolini has had numerous exhibitions world-wide and is represented in many international public collections.
Intermission
15:30, A Special Artist Project by the American artist living in Berlin Sean Snyder whose work is the result of a process of reframing of images, videos and texts from various documentary sources.
16:00, Presentation by Maurizio Ferraris, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin, founder of the New Realism in philosophy as an antidote to the postmodernist relationship with the world.
16:40, Discussion and closing remarks by Carlo Rovelli and Elena Volpato