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Museum of the Portiuncula: Ivo Batocco. The route of Hope

Assisi (PG) - From September 13 to November 16, 2014 at the Museum of the Portiuncula: Ivo Batocco. The route of Hope.

"Almost every day television and newspapers give news of refugees fleeing hunger, war and other serious dangers in search of security and a decent life for themselves and their families. In distant lands, even when they find work, not always the refugees and immigrants encounter real welcoming, respect and appreciation of the values ​​they bring. Their legitimate expectations collide with complex situations and problems that seem insurmountable at times. "

They are some of the words, among many others, that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has reserved the phenomenon more and more emerging and dramatic of human migration. The Museum of the Portiuncula wanted to pick up these words and tried to rimarcarle through the peculiarity of art to express, provoke, question. A dramatic reading of the artistic path experienced by our migrants in the past and now, in greater measure if possible, millions of people live. The exhibition will be inaugurated next Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 am, at the Gallery of the Museum of the Convent of the Portiuncula. It will be titled "Ivo Batocco. The Route of Hope. " The artist Ivo Batocco, in a particularly poignant involves the viewer and tries to make him retraces the steps of those who live and have lived this tragedy, and not! only, sets himself the task of suggesting to everyone that in fact every man is a migrant, a radical pilgrim and beggar for meaning and life, it does so through the intense evocation of waiting, the trip of nostalgia.

The exhibition, curated by Alberto Mazzacchera and Saul Tambini, is staged at the Museum of the Portiuncula in Assisi and will take place from September 13 to November 16, 2014.

With the co-promotion of the General Curia Friars Minor (OFM) and the Museum of the Republic of San Marino. They sponsored the initiative, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and politicians- RSM, and the National Museum of Italian Emigration.


Information:
Museum of the Portiuncula
Piazza Portiuncula 1
Tel. 075 8051419
www.porziuncola.org/museo
www.assisiofm.it
museo@porziuncola.org

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Tuesday to Sunday 09:30 to 12:30 / 15:30 to 18:30

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