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ALQASBA 2012 06 16

Lecture at Maraya Art Center – Sharjah

Maraya Art Center in collaboration with ADAC (Archive of Contemporary Art of the Unversity of Genoa) is hosting a lecture of the Italian artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra

The artist will present the intinerary project Journey into Fragility,  inspired by the The Arenzano Manifesto for Earth and the Human Beings, conceived and created by the Italian poet Massimo Morasso in 2001.

With Journey into Fragility Maria Rebecca Ballestra are developping  twelve subprojects in twelve different places around the world, creating an open and constructive dialogue on the

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Fourth Step of the project JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY

 

 
The project’s fourth stage – after Ghana, Switzerland and Madagascar – will take place in Dubai from 10th to 17th June, and will be curated by Mamia Bretsche. For this event Rebecca will create a photographic work on the modern Arab city of Masdar City: one of the most sustainable cities in the world, planned so as to offer a high quality of life and working conditions, with the lowest possible ecological footprint. 

 

 

Что "История. Россия в ХVII – XVIII веках. Новый экспресс-репетитор для подготовки к ЕГЭ" касается природы этого, у Джека не было на этот счет

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Lost – Memory

 

The two writing LOST and MEMORY have been realized during the first step of the project JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY in the rural village of Abetenim (Ghana), using two traditional  Ashanti symbols. The writing LOST is composed by DWENNIMMEN, symbol of strength and humility. The symbol emphasize the importance of humility in every aspect of the life in order to learn and acquire knowledge. The symbol discourages the arrogance to achieve its purpose. The writing MEMORY is composed by NKONSONKONSON, symbol of relationship that encourages the veneration

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Third Step of the Project JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY

 

The third stage of the journey will take place in Madagascar from 20th to 30th April 2012. There, Rebecca will reflect on the  Manifesto’s sixth thesis –  that the interruption of natural equilibrium is a problem which doesn’t only concern nature, but also involves mankind – and will create a photographic work to document one of our planet’s richest and most threatened ecosystems.

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Second Step of the Project JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY

 

 

The second stage of the journey will take place in Switzerland from 18th to 27th March 2012. Here, reflecting on the Manifesto’s first thesis “a relationship with the earth also includes responsibilities and duties”,   Rebecca will meditate on the role of politics as representative of the interests of a single country in the interconnected world of

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Progetto Xenia

 

In occasione della terza edizione del progetto Xenia, Sabato 10 Marzo 2012, alle ore 17.30, nella sala conferenze dell’Hotel Villa Maria di Francavilla al Mare sarà presentata l’opera dell’artista MARIA REBECCA BALLESTRA.

Il progetto Xenia nasce dalla volontà di contribuire ad avvicinare il pubblico alle diverse forme artistiche contemporanee,

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First Step of the project JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY

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First step of the project in Abetenim Village (Ghana) – curator Luca Bochicchio (Italy)

Project selccted for the International Land Art Project, organized by NKA Foundation

We must be aware of the value of our planet as a common good in order to inhabit it properly

A unique destiny for a unique mankind: this is the world.

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Statement

My work  is based on the reprocessing and reinterpretation of social, political and environmental themes and on a synthesis of ethno-cultural codes, learned during several artist residencies program all around the world. The journey is one of my main source of inspiration: a meditation on history, traditions and ancient customs of different countries is an instrument to escape the Eurocentric perspective and to offer to the public a new points of active observation and criticism. My works often arise as a project site and context specific, using the space that welcomes

Biography

MARIA REBECCA BALLESTRA – www.rebeccaballestra.com

 

Own Exhibition

2016

Double Sollo Show A Better Landscape, Alan Sonfist and Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Gallery Unimediamodern (Genoa-Italy) curated by Antonio d’Avossa

 

2015

Permanent Installation on the Certosa Island (Venice) in collaboration with ADAC (Archive of Contemporary Art of the University of Genoa and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Double Solo Show ,Maria Rebecca Ballestra – Filippo Centenari, WerkstattGalerie (Berlin – Germany) for Berlin  Art Week curated by Pascul Jordan

Double Solo Show  The Truth of Labyrinth by Maria Rebecca Ballestra – Julien Fridler – Gallery Spazio Testoni (Bologna

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Science Festival Genoa

 

Making use of a new sponge resulting from recent IIT research into porous nano-structured materials, and reasoning on its possible use for “capturing” hydrocarbons spilt into the sea, the work itself is a way of prompting reflection on technology’s contribution to dealing with environmental disasters caused by man.

 

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There’s plenty of room at the bottom

 

 

 

The sinking of the petrol tanker Haven in the roadstead of Genova was one of the Mediterranean’s most serious episodes of hydrocarbon pollution, and its consequences are still being felt in spite of efficient cleaning up operations.  To mark the disaster’s 20th anniversary, the artist has created a new multimedia work inspired by technological research which has taken place