Opening 19 September 2017, h.16.30 – Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Lovere (BG) Italy.


A conversation about art, a two-voices comparison, sometimes intimate and sometimes ironic: this is the ARP DOC, which tells about the V Edition of the exchange art residencies promoted by Centro Di Sarro with the contribution of MAECI-Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the collaboration of Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery in Cape Town, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Rainbow Media NPO. In the activities of ARP Italy / South Africa 2015-2017, 6 young people were involved: the two artists selected to participate in the residencies, two assistant curators who assisted them and two filmmakers who made the documentary: Angelica Farinelli, who filmed and organized the material, and Giorgio Cristiano, who edited the 25 minutes movie with tells, through the voices of Valentina Colella and Zwelethu Machepha, what is ARP.

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At the 20th edition of the short film International Festival of “shortLovere” (Lovere, BG), there is the Doc, but also THE POSSIBILITIES OF A FLIGHT, a site specific that tests, as an extra step of the path, Valentina Colella and Emanuele Meschini, who as assistant curator has followed the work of Machepa in Rome, concluding in the best way the dialogue between the participants in the project.
“ARP is not just a travel and training program, we have the ambition that it is an opportunity for human and professional growth, made up of the ability to compare and relate, to discover and consolidate one’s own creativity”, explains Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, ARP’s artistic director and vice-president of the Centro Di Sarro, who conceived it.

The exhibition will remain open throughout the duration of the Festival, from September 19 until September 23 at the following times: 4.30 – 8.30 pm at the Church of Santa Chiara, via S. Maria, Lovere, Bergamo. School visits by reservation only.

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