Collecting People | Va’ Sentiero in dialogue with Andrea Lerda


COLLECTING PEOPLE | Va’ Sentiero in dialogue with Andrea Lerda

>>>Thursday, October 18, 6 pm
Tram Diogene, Rotonda Regio Parco e Verona, Torino

As part of Collecting People, an initiative aimed at sharing knowledge through encounters and impromptu interventions, Progetto Diogene presents Va ‘Sentiero, a travel project along the Sentiero Italia, a little-known path of about 7,000 km that unites all the Italian mountains by riding uninterruptedly the back of the Alps and the Apennines, from Friuli-Venezia Giulia to Sardinia.
Va ’Sentiero is an idea of travel based on the concepts of discovery, sharing and circularity; it is a three-year adventure, to rediscover the centrality of the mountain and tell its people. Va ‘Sentiero is the catalyst for a collective evolution: that of travelers and the cultural, social and territorial one of the highlands.
The seven young protagonists of Va ‘Sentiero see, in the thousands of kilometers of this itinerary, not only hardships and distances, but a way to create relationships, to experience places more intensely, to participate in the margins of reality, to find balance.

Diogenes of Sinope walked a lot. His phrase solvitur ambulando (walking is resolved) is perhaps the step that led Progetto Diogene to focus on the interaction between theory and practice, between thinking and doing, through an ideal relationship with reality linked to a reduction of the superfluous to the strictly necessary. and a careful observation of the surrounding world.
The relationship between the self and the context, the continuous interaction between chance and intention, the experimentation of when and where one is – issues that place us on the vertical axis of life and that characterize the progress of those who choose to set out – are distinctive aspects of artistic research that moves in departures, false paths, efforts, leaps, goals, peaks, transgressions, sharing, contingencies and falls.
Through the comparison with Andrea Lerda, curator of the National Museum of Montagna di Torino, we will try to share experiences, projects and visions for find anchor points between different approaches to knowing.

Va ’Sentiero was born from the dream of the three founders Yuri Basilicò, Sara Furlanetto and Giacomo Riccobono, who have built a real team to carry out both the expedition and the enormous documentary activity: the videomaker Andrea Buonopane, the steward philosopher Francesco Sabatini, the social media manager Martina Stanga, the graphic designer Diego Marmi and the handyman driver Giovanni Tieppo. The journey started in Muggia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, on May 1st 2019 and is
completed, in the first part, in Visso, in the Marche region, at the end of November 2019. The second part, from the Marche to Puglia, took place in 2020: on August 30 the departure from Visso, to reach in November Santa Maria di Leuca, in Salento. The third part, including the route in Sicily and Sardinia, and then in Campania, Calabria and Basilicata, ended in September 2021.

Andrea Lerda (1983) is an art historian, freelance curator and founder of the Platform Green online project.
For several years he has concentrated his curatorial practice on environmental issues, investigating the role of art in conveying a new sustainable thinking e favoring the interdisciplinary art-science approach. Other fields of investigation are those related to the universe of public art and the dialogue between art and community.
Since 2018 he has been curator at the National Mountain Museum in Turin, where he curates the sustainability program.
He works as an external curator for the Art.ur association in Cuneo.
Up to now he has been gallery director at Franco Soffiantino in Turin, Studio la Città in Verona and assistant director at Galleria Lia Rumma in Milan.
He collaborated with CeSAC – Experimental Center for Contemporary Arts of Caraglio, CeSPeC – Center for Studies on Contemporary Thought of Cuneo and the Marcovaldo Cultural Association, in addition to the training experience at the Civic Gallery of Modena.
Until 2016 he was organizational manager of the PER4M sector, as part of Artissima – Turin International Contemporary Art Fair.
He participated in CAMPO17-course for curators, at the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin.

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