Exhibitions, Italy, Milano, 12 December 2012
by: Diana LOMEIHINGOpening: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 18:00Duration of the exhibition: from 12 December 2012 to 15 January 2013Venue: Museum of Natural History - Corso Venezia, 55 - 20121 MilanHours: Tuesday-Sunday 9.00-17.30; (last admission 17.00)Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 DecemberInfo Point: +39 02 88463337 (Mon-Fri 9:00 to 16:30, Sat and holidays 9.30 - 17.00)Switchboard: +39 02 88463280Fax: +39 02 88463281AbstractThe exhibition, organized by the cultural Zero, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Milan, sponsored by the City of Bressanone (BZ) ITALY by WWF and The Asian Elephant Foundation, inspired the journey made by the elephant Suleiman, who in the sixteenth century (it was a wedding gift of the kings of Portugal, Archduke Maximilian of Austria), across half of Europe, provoking disbelief, awe and wonder among the populations of the countries met along the way.Since our elephant stopped in the barn of what was then a simple inn, and which today has become a well-known historic hotel in Bressanone, between December 1551 and January 1552, 460 years have passed!Suleiman had left puppy from Indian lands (in 1542 at the age of 2 years) to get to the Royal Court in Vienna March 6, 1552, and died, still young for an elephant, December 18, 1553, amid the indifference of the people and nostalgia for his native land Our SAVE THEM project is aimed at all those who want to contribute to saving the Asian elephant. Through the sale of two-dimensional shapes - A2 - of baby elephants, decorated by internationally known artists, from emerging artists from supporters, schools, etc.., Collect funds for the foundation.In this exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Milan, as well as the shapes decorated by various authors, 14 participating artists with works of art designed specifically for the subject matter, some of them come from South Tyrol, where Suleiman has left its indelible mark.Now, after 460 years, they are presented with works which, while reflecting very different styles and personalities join together with the common goal of saving the elephants, using the universal language of art. ArtistsArtemisia (Pea Trolli / Francesca Bruni / Rita Feri Carelli / Renata Ferrari / Emanuela Fox) - Mimma Maspoli - Diana LoMeiHing - Sara Montani - Simonetta Ferrante - Christoph Hofer - Gregor Prugger - Hanspeter Demetz - Christian Falk - Ingrid Mair Zischg Edited by: The Association Zero Diana Mei HingMuseum Director: Dominic PirainaCoordination of the exhibition: Mami AzumaWith the support of:City of Milan Municipality of Brixen, Brixen Plose, WWF, The asian elephant,and with the support of General Insurance, Fidea digital printing, hotel elephant Bressanone

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Gabriella Fiabane
7 years ago
complimenti per l'iniziativa!
Maristella  Angeli
7 years ago
Maristella Angeli Premium Artist, Painter
Waldemar Dabrowski
7 years ago
Good luck...!
Elia Funiati
7 years ago
Elia Funiati Artist
Iniziativa molto importante, in bocca al lupo!

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