SEETIES Nella classica lista dei luoghi da vedere, quando visitiamo per la prima volta una città, c’è sempre o quasi almeno un Museo. E di Musei nel mondo ce ne sono sempre di più: non basta prendersi cura del passato e innovare ciò che abbiamo, ogni grande città vuole il suo Museo d’Arte Contemporanea per incorniciare il proprio status intellettuale al passo coi tempi; ogni piccolo villaggio vuole categorizzare e conservare la propria eredità culturale in qualche teca; c’è poi chi è diverso, un Ecomuseo oppure un Museo all’aperto; e infine chi decide di essere un Museo più assurdo che strano come il Museo delle Relazioni Finite o il Museo della Merda (sì, esiste anche questo, davvero, in Italia). L’importante è usare quella parola che suona così sacra e seria che puoi metterla accanto a qualsiasi altro vocabolo per ottenere comunque una certa autorità. Viene allora da chiedersi cosa significhi, oggi, quella parola… ICOM – l’organizzazione che dal 1946 rappresenta i Musei del Mondo – ha appena proposto una nuova definizione di Museo. Leggi questo articolo e facci sapere cosa ne pensi!
PISTOIA A few summers ago, while we were hosting the #CCTravellers in the Italian Capital of Culture 2017, we discovered a place that we fell in love with at the first encounter. Yes, with Castagno di Piteccio it was love at first sight. And among the Creative Curious Travellers, who came to Tuscany from various parts of the World, with whom we repeatedly visited this tiny #BorgoMuseo a few kilometers from the city, there’s even someone who told us: “it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen”.
PARIS without its Tour Eiffel. Impossible even to imagine, today. But if some French intellectuals would have won their battle, the Iron Lady (Dame de Fer) might have survived for maybe just twenty years or maybe less. The French originally hated it. If not all, certainly an important group of high-profile artists, thinkers and creatives who signed a petition to protest against the tower during its construction. They expressed all their hate towards this “useless” and “monstrous” monument with a love letter to their City of Lights (Ville Lumière) and finesse, published on Valentine’s Day 1887.
SEETIES A column open to everyone’s contribution and born with the intention of telling female protagonists of past and contemporary History through the places of our cities. #PLACEStoseeWOMENtoknow
PRATO When An Harbor came see us and we took him to visit the new Centro Pecci, he played these two songs! Our favourite ones from his album “May”!! ❤ #CCTravellers2016
PRATO The gaze of Francesca Pompei – architecture photographer, among the #CCTravellers2016 – on the city that begins to be called “The City of Contemporary Art in Italy”.
PRATO How Anna & Anastasia of Travel On Art have started to know and appreciate Prato and then how Prato has revolutionized the way they sleep. From the backstage at the Centro Pecci to the sleep concert at Lottozero. Here’s the second story by the #CCTravellers2016!
PRATO One month before the reopening of the Centro Pecci, the first centre dedicated to contemporary art in Italy, it is its architect to tell us three important things about this place, meant as a space for all contemporary arts but above all as a public space. In fact, architect Maurice Nio addresses us – citizens of Prato, Tuscany, Italy, Europe, World: in this short video, he launches three messages, including a very curious invitation…
RIO DE JANEIRO The first urban cable car in Brazil is really a new kind of museum? A museum that showcases the poorest citizens but at a safe distance? A museum where the keepers are soldiers who, instead of supervising the works of the exhibition, ensure the safety of visitors?