Public days: 3 - 5 November 2023

Artissima and Juventus continue their dialogue to present an unprecedented episode of the Artissima Junior format created in 2018, a special initiative of the fair entirely focused on children from 6 to 11 years of age.

BE NET is the project formulated by the new artist tutor Eugenio Tibaldi (Alba, 1977), who by drawing parallels between animals living in the depths of the sea and others living in the sky will lead the young participants with a poetic, aesthetic and conceptual gesture towards the perception of their nature as human beings, capable through dreams, creativity, visions, scientific and technological evolutions, of feeling emotions and empathy in relation to the “other”, erasing boundaries and experiencing sea and sky, though they are physically equipped to live on the land.

An understanding of the potential of our being leads to conceptual deepening of the important values of various phases of growth: from the identification with other life forms to our positioning in space and in relation to others, in a choral process of ongoing exchange, bringing out the potential power of the group and the community, the courage to open our gaze to the new without being able to fully imagine it.

The title “BE NET” alludes to being part of a network while retaining a “net” value. It points to concepts of transformation, growth and teamwork, to a momentum that goes beyond will and finds its way into the space of becoming.

The workshop, aimed at children from 6 to 11 years of age, in a fundamental phase of their education, sets out to activate a process of relation and interaction that leads first of all to physicality, revealing the importance of empathy in our perception of others. The creative process leads to the production of a collective work of art, in which participants learn about relationships and community, the ability to assign value to individual contributions in the unexpected balance of playing as a group.

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