Accessibility | Diversity/ Inclusion
October - December 2021
Students and Young Visitors
Atelier in Fondazione is a project carried out and promoted by the Fondazione Morra Greco in collaboration with the Cooperative Dedalus, and in particular with the Visual Arts Group of the Officine Gomitoli Intercultural Centre at Palazzo Caracciolo di Avellino. The atelier activity included an in-depth look at the temporary exhibition Sonance Saturated Stone by Maria Thereza Alves (16.09.2021 // 07.11.2021) and allowed the young visitors involved to reflect on the role of contemporary art as a cultural and social commitment devoted to the active participation of its users. During the activity, local students together with the boys and girls of the Cooperative, led by the art coordinator Alessia Montefusco, were involved in a dynamic and active atelier section. Here they were able to draw, paint and create letting themselves be inspired by the suggestions that emerged during the visit to the historical Palazzo Caracciolo di Avellino held by the art historian Alessia Attanasio.
The duration of the workshop was about two hours (including the guided tour). Materials shared: – Illustrated notebook with details of the 18th-century frescoes preserved in the Palace, where the participants were able to freely interpret and get inspired by the beauty of the place; – Watercolours, brushes, pencils. Dedalus was founded in Naples in 1981 by a group of people with different cultures, skills and knowledge, committed to inclusion and social policies. The boys and girls involved in the activity, aged between 14 and 17, each from a different cultural background, have been asked to work with art as a means of social inclusion and personal expression. The Fondazione Morra Greco together with the Cooperativa Dedalus intends to actively involve the boys and girls of the neighbourhood in which Palazzo Caracciolo di Avellino is located, in the historic center of Naples. One of the main purposes is to welcome young foreigners, Italians and Neapolitans into its exhibition spaces, promoting inclusive activities and workshops in which they can interact, get to know each other and grow together.