From 28 May to 25 June 2023 at the Alberoni Gallery, the exhibition
Impronta di pace. La terra ci precede e ci è stata data
(Footprint of peace. The earth is before us and has been given to us)
When: from 28 May to 25 June, every Sunday from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (free admission).
Where: Alberoni Gallery, Via Emilia Parmense, 77, 29122 Piacenza PC.
The exhibition presents the work made of fragments of Jerusalem Stone, a stone typical of the holy city of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, by artist Ugo Locatelli (Brussels, 1940). The exhibition is completed by evocative photographs, taken by Carlo Francou, Monica Veneziani and Luigi Carugati, which capture significant places in Jerusalem, bearing witness to the difficult present time inhabited by the conflict. Fragments of the Jerusalem stone will be scattered in the room hosting the exhibition.
The idea of shaping something that could speak of peace from simple fragments of rock had come to the curators of the project in 2018 while staying in Jerusalem on several occasions, but especially after reading a book by Alan Marchadour, an Assumptionist father. In his book, the author explains how the city of Jerusalem has always played a crucial role not only in the balance of the Middle East, but also worldwide.
The project, promoted by Opera Pia Alberoni, arrives at the Alberoni Gallery through the Geological Museum “G. Cortesi” of Castell’Arquato on the occasion of World Earth Day, emphasising the themes of coexistence between peoples and the environmental and humanitarian needs at hand.
Impronta di pace. Gerusalemme e il mondo tra conflitto e speranza
(Footprint of peace. Jerusalem and the world between conflict and hope)
When: Sunday 28 May, 5.30 p.m.
Where: Alberoni Gallery, Sala degli Arazzi.
Conversation by Carlo Francou and Ugo Locatelli. Poetic interventions by the Piccolo Museo della Poesia. On the first day of opening and visit, there will be a conversation between the two artists who conceived and realised the work. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the genesis of the work and to hear the testimony of two frequent visitors to the city of Jerusalem. During the conversation, Il Piccolo Museo della poesia will read some peace poems and poetic texts in dialogue with the work on display.