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MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY, 10 AM - 8 PM

 

The MAST Foundation for Photography Grant on Industry and Work is an international award that has reached this year its fifth edition, taking over from the GD4PhotoArt competition.

This initiative aims to give voice to research in photography by new generations of artists,

enriching the MAST Foundation’s cultural offer with young people’s insights on the worlds of industry, technology, territory, and labour.

This exhibition presents the projects of the finalists and marks the 2018 competition’s finale. Mari Bastashevski, Sara Cwynar, Sohei Nishino and Cristóbal Olivares shed light on four geographic and human realities that reflect the very rapid transformations taking place in economy and production and the environmental, social, and ethical impact of these changes on all of our lives.

We see again and again how little we know about invention, development, production, marketing, and sales of products, how little the images from these fields are diffused.

The strides of technological research and financial economy have turned our world into an abstract. The visualisations of this world become ever more important and central. Only by means of images are we capable of following the paths, the radicalisations in digitisation, the opening up of new spheres, new knowledge, new materials, new financial models. For comprehension of the world is the be-all and end-all of a mature citizen in a free democratic world. 

 


campany
campany

21 FEBRUARY 2018

6.30 PM

MAST.AUDITORIUM

 

DAVID CAMPANY

PHARMACY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORK

 

Introduction by Urs Stahel

 

For a number of reasons, the pharmacy has held a key place in the history of photography. It is where, for decades, countless millions of American and European amateur photographers bought their rolls of film. Buying film, bringing it back, and then collecting prints entailed three separate visits, a routine that pharmacies were eager to capture. Moreover, many pharmacies became neighborhood hubs, serving food as well as selling pharmaceuticals, household goods, and photographic items.
Starting from one of his latest studies, David Campany’s lecture at MAST will focus on the role of pharmacies in photography, seen on one hand as sociological goldmines, packed with period detail, and on the other hand as a frequent presence in street photography of all times.
David Campany is a writer, curator and artist, working mainly with photography. He teaches at the University of Westminster, London. His books include A Handful of Dust (2015), The Open Road: photography and the American road trip (2014), Walker Evans: the magazine work (2014), Gasoline (2013), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), Photography and Cinema (2008) and Art and Photography (2003). He contributes to Frieze, ApertureSource and Tate magazine. Recent curatorial projects include The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography, FoMu Antwerp, 2017; The Open Road: photography and the American road trip (various venues, USA, 2016-); A Handful Dust (various international venues).

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© Foto Niccolò Biddau


Il risveglio del fiume segreto
Il risveglio del fiume segreto

25 feBRUARY 2018
9 PM
MAST.Auditorium

Il risveglio del fiume segreto
In viaggio sul Po con Paolo Rumiz
BY Alessandro Scillitani, ItalY, 2012, 52’

Introduced by Paolo Rumiz and Alessandro Scillitani

On the occasion of the exhibition “MAST Foundation for Photography Grant”, the MAST Foundation presents a series of film and documentary screenings on the themes explored in the works of the four competition’s finalists. The first event of the series is dedicated to the Po, the river at the heart of Sohei Nishino’s photographic research.
In Alessandro Scillitani’s documentary, writer Paolo Rumiz and explorer Valentina Scaglia retrace on a daring and wistful journey the many lives of the legendary river Po. Shore after shore, story after story, the Trieste reporter introduces us to the spirit of the great Italian river and to its best kept secrets. Punctuated by encounters with kayakers, boatmen, writers and fishermen, the film narrates little and big events taking place along the Po, allowing us to re-discover its savage watercourse. If its banks run through four of the most populated regions in Italy, the riverbed conceals an untouched environment, magnificent and unrevealed, a shrine of beauty resisting all the damages provoked by humans. Paolo Rumiz, a writer who always knows how to interpret the world from new, unexpected perspectives, offers a sharp, penetrating reflection on the relationship between man, nature and history.

In collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna
 

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Graham
Graham

28 FEBRUARY 2018
6.30 PM

MAST.AUDITORIUM

 

PAUL GRAHAM

THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE

 

Introduction by Urs Stahel

 

Paul Graham, was born in England in 1956. He lives and works in New York. His visual language is marked by the exploration of the American black and white photographic work of Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Diane Arbus, who define their work as individual statements on social developments, but also the color photographs of Stephen Shore and William Eggleston whose interest is directed at everyday situations and objects. At a time when art photography is increasingly staged, manipulated or produced in a studio, or when the world is kept at a distance with a cool conceptualized manner, Grahams work distinguishes itself with its constant observation and questioning on the realities of life. He proves how much photography can still deliver in direct contact with the different realities in our worlds.

His photographs have been exhibited extensively – notably participating in the Italian Pavilion of the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), the inaugural exhibition at Switzerland's national Fotomuseum Winterthur (1993), and at the MoMA, New York (2012-2013). He was one of the 24 photographers included in the Tate Gallery's landmark "Cruel and Tender" survey exhibition of 20th century photography (2003) and had a European mid-career survey exhibition at Museum Folkwang, Essen. A 2015 survey of his American work, The Whiteness of the Whale was the first solo exhibition at Pier 24 in San Francisco, and is currently displayed at Bombas Gens in Valencia.

Graham has been a prolific and well published artist. His very first book A1. The Great North Road (1981-1982) is a benchmark in the history of documentary photography in Britain. A Shimmer of Possibility, comprises 12 volumes examining the everyday life in the USA.

He won several prizes, among which the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards prize for best photographic book of the past 15 years.

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Photo © Paul Graham


 

 

Sabato 24 febbraio 2018
ore 16.00

MAST.AUDITORIUM

AUNT HILDA
di Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Benoît Chieux, Francia, 2014, 89’

Hilda, amante della natura e convinta ambientalista, ha creato un museo dedito alla preservazione delle piante rare di tutto il mondo. Quando sul mercato compare un nuovo vegetale geneticamente modificato, che necessita di pochissima acqua e fertilizzante, il mondo intero si entusiasma e dichiara finite l’emergenza della fame nel mondo. Solo Hilda non ci casca, e decide di indagare per vederci più chiaro. Dall’autore de La profezia delle Ranocchie e Mia e il Migù, Jacques-Rémy Girerd, una nuova spumeggiante commedia d’animazione sulla bellezza del mondo vegetale, contro i risvolti oscuri prodotti dalle manipolazioni genetiche dell’uomo.

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Sabato 17 marzo 2018
ore 16.00

MAST.AUDITORIUM

I FRATELLI DINAMITE
di Nino Pagot, Italia, 1949, 90’

Primo lungometraggio italiano animato, I fratelli Dinamite è un divertente film per ragazzi, che narra le avventure dei tre pestiferi personaggi del titolo, capaci di devastare il carnevale di Venezia e di fuggire dall’Inferno dei bambini, sempre con il sorriso sulle labbra. Un’opera rara e purtroppo misconosciuta, una preziosa occasione per scoprire uno dei segreti meglio custoditi del cinema italiano.
In italiano

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PROIEZIONI PASSATE 

SABATO 2 DICEMBRE 2017
ORE 16.00

MAST.AUDITORIUM

LE ROI ET L’OISEAU
di Paul Grimault, Francia, 1980, 82’

Il Regno di Takicardie è governato da un dispotico Re amante della caccia e pronto a eliminare chiunque si opponga ai suoi capricci. Quando il Re si innamora di una pastorella e prova a insidiarla, l’unico che osa contrastarlo è un Uccello furbo e impertinente. Uno dei capolavori del cinema d’animazione, liberamente tratto dal La pastorella e lo spazzacamino di Hans Christian Andersen e scritto dal poeta Jacques Prèvert, una fiaba sui rischi del potere e l’importanza della libertà, piena di significati sociali e dalle immagini originalissime.

 

SABATO 27 GENNAIO 2018
ORE 16.00
MAST.AUDITORIUM

IL GATTO CON GLI STIVALI
di Kimio Yabuki, Giappone, 1969, 80’

Dall’omonima fiaba di Charles Perrault, un classico del cinema d’animazione, ricco di movimento e umorismo. La storia del gatto spadaccino Pero, condannato a morte dal tribunale dei gatti per il suo buon cuore nei confronti dei topi, si intreccia con quella del povero Pierre, un ragazzino senza famiglia in cerca di fortuna. Grazie al buffo gatto con gli stivali, Pierre sottrarrà la bella principessa Rose dalle grinfie del perfido orco mutaforma Lucifer. Il favoloso duello finale tra le ripide torri del castello incantato è una pietra miliare dell’animazione. Al film lavorò anche il giovane Hayao Miyazaki (La città incantata).

 

 


nido idee 18
nido idee 18

Qual è il ruolo dell’arte in campo educativo in un momento storico come quello attuale, in cui si assiste a una messa in discussione radicale dei canoni estetici tradizionali e al tempo stesso a un processo di estetizzazione che coinvolge tutti i settori della vita umana? Quattro appuntamenti organizzati al MAST si propongono di riflettere sul significato della dimensione artistica nel lavoro pedagogico e didattico con i bambini della scuola dell’infanzia e della scuola primaria. Gli incontri, tenuti da docenti di estetica e pedagogisti, si rivolgono a insegnanti, educatori e cittadini interessati e  propongono una riflessione sull’arte come strumento utile sia per consentire ai più piccoli di familiarizzare con le opere e con i loro linguaggi sia per accedere attraverso la creatività alla sfera dell’immaginario e del simbolico.

La partecipazione agli incontri è gratuita, con prenotazione obbligatoria

 

Giovedì 15 marzo 2018, ore 18
Suono, materia e costruzione dell’ambiente nella formazione musicale del bambino
Carlo Serra
Professore di Estetica, Università della Calabria

Mercoledì 21 marzo 2018, ore 18
L’esperienza pedagogica dell’arte tra scuole e musei
Cristina Francucci
Professoressa di Pedagogia e didattica dell’arte, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

Mercoledì 11 aprile 2018, ore 18
L’immaginazione e il pensiero simbolico
Elio Franzini
Professore di Estetica, Università di Milano
 

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INCONTRI PRECEDENTI

Giovedì 8 febbraio 2018, ore 18
Educare all’arte. La dimensione estetica e la pratica didattica
Marco Dallari
Professore di Pedagogia generale e sociale – Università di Trento


How can we take pictures? Could it be enough to use a box with a pinhole? The light allows us to write, to draw, to fix images of ourselves and of the world that surrounds us. Started during Foto/Industria 2017, the MAST Foundation offers to children a new experimental workshop, conceived by Nino Migliori, focused on the language of photography.

 

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WHERE NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER A CONTEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MECHANICS AND THE WORLD OF WORK

Gallery
The Gallery aims to explore technological innovation and entrepreneurship processes through exhibitions, artistic images and innovative experimental devices.
The Gallery is partially modelled on so-called science centres, in which the visitor can try the interactive displays and experience a greater level of involvement.
The space is dedicated to the culture of innovation, with a particular focus on technological innovations in mechanical industry. The aim is to stimulate both curiosity and creativity within the different groups of visitors.
The installation in the Gallery includes the following devices:
  • hands-on exhibits (interactive devices and instruments)
  • multimedia exhibits
  • virtual reality installations (augmented reality)
  • teaching labs
The first floor of the Gallery provides the city with an area dedicated to photography that portrays industry and labour, curated by Urs Stahel.
The ground floor will mainly host a great interactive game based on entrepreneurship. This will be developed and installed in 2015.
Gallery / target
The Gallery aims to reach out to local communities in order to enhance the perceived value of the mechanical industry. Leveraging on the local identity, MAST Foundation wishes to offer a context where it is possible to share knowledge and experiences and to educate the younger generations through a mix of technology, innovation and art in a dynamic, flexible, committing and engaging environment.
The most interesting target is the Z generation, people born after 1995 and digital fluent.
The Gallery develops close relationships with middle schools, high schools and universities to involve the maximum number of people in the target group. In addition, the exhibition space proposes activities and services of interest to all citizens and families. (...)

WHERE EXCELLENT TRAINING IN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES OFFERS COESIA EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUAL GROWTH

academy

The Academy offers technical and management training to Coesia employees and organizes  workshops and short courses to visitors of MAST and students of different age groups. Programs focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, while the methodology facilitates experience and participation.
With this perspective, the Academy together with MAST Foundation establishes permanent relationships with different departments and schools of the University of Bologna, and other Academic Institutions and Foundations in the field.
The Academy makes large and small classrooms available, equipped with cutting-edge teaching technologies. A classroom for video-conferencing with Cisco's "Telepresence" technology can be rented to outside companies and organizations.

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WHERE SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARIES, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY

Auditorium

The Auditorium is available to host activities associated with both the Gallery, the Academy and the Coesia Group (conventions, meetings, films) as well as offering various events such as concerts, shows, conferences.
In terms of size (400 seats) and other architectural/technological aspects, the auditorium was designed with features that set it apart from similar locations in Bologna.
With 400 seats, it is the only medium-sized space near the city center.
One of the most important aspects is its acoustic system, which can be adjusted depending on the type of event.

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WHERE CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION COMES TOGETHER WITH TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND MULTICULTURAL INVENTIVENESS

Caffetteria

The cafeteria is located beneath the auditorium. It provides services to the Coesia Group for its guests and customers and is open to the visitors of the Gallery on the occasion of events.
Here culinary creativity meets technology, sustainability and cultural diversity in a project that aims to provide users with a convivial meeting place, and at the same time, an experimentation and learning environment.

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WHERE TODDLERS TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS IN SOCIAL LEARNING AND BEGIN TO EXPRESS THEIR IMAGINATION

NIdo

A significant area of MAST has been dedicated to a unique nursery, built to host the very young children of the Coesia Group employees during office hours. The Day-care was opened in 2012 and can host up to 80 children of Coesia Group employees (85%), and the community (15%).
The project was realized in collaboration with "Reggio Children, an International Center for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights and Potential of All Children". Relying on their wide experience developed during the last three decades, Reggio Children have created a methodology – recognized all over the world – focused on the value of team work and of meaningful relationships between children and their families.
A management company was established, and in collaboration with Reggio Children, the Cadiai Cooperative and the Giannino Stoppani Cooperative, it manages the Day-care, the pedagogical approach and relationships with institutions.
From 2013, to meet a local need, a kindergarten section for three-year-old children was also opened.

INNOVATION AT THE NURSERY

The MAST nursery is based on a pedagogical project that offers children a range of educational and cultural stimuli:

The value of beauty
The architectural choices, the colours and the furnishings are inspired by aesthetic criteria and by the most up-to-date pedagogical studies on the perceptions of young children

Technology
A tool of everyday life and modernity, to promote new methods of communication and information exchange between educators and parents

Picture books
Objects of growth that accompany the development of the child's representation and language

Games
Chosen as the product of a fine artistic and craft culture

English through songs
To learn new sounds through music with a mother tongue teacher

The workshops of colour, nature and music
The workshops are places where children, teachers and families can meet, discover and explore. The first is for painting, the second is for experiencing time as change in plants and fruit – also in relation to an outdoor vegetable garden – and the third is for playing and listening to music.

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WHERE THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN NUTRITION BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTIVE AWARENESS

Ristorante aziendale

The canteen (1,000 sqm) provides the opportunity for active awareness of the basic principles of modern nutrition, with the aim of improving lifestyle. It is organized into islands with nutrition labels and the "free-flow" path favours careful food choices.
During the week the canteen serves lunch to Coesia Group employees, while during the weekend, it can be used to host events.

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WHERE THE INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MESHES WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES

Wellness

The Wellness Center, which is supplied and managed by Technogym (world leader in fitness equipment), offers a variety of services based on a model of intergrated and holistic well-being and will also be running dedicated programs for the community.

The Company Restaurant and Wellness Center were designed as part of a unified project where nutrition and physical activity are salient features of the Mast identity. One of the driving values that inspires the project is the promotion of an idea of health connected to awareness, information, and a nutritional culture related to health and well-being in order to improve the quality of life.
 

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