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.
The MAST Foundation for Photography Grant 2018 went ex-aequo to Sara Cwynar and Sohei Nishino.
SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
by Ai WeiWei, Germany/USA, 2017, 140’
Directed by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, Human Flow gives a powerful visual expression to the greatest human displacement since World War II: over 65 million people around the world forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war.
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey, the film is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice. From teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders, people face dislocation and disillusionment with courage, endurance and adaptation, from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
Screenings in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna
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SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018
STRADA PROVINCIALE DELLE ANIME
by Gianni Celati, Italia, 1991, 58’
Introduction by Ermanno Cavazzoni
In 1991 Angelo Guglielmi, the former director of TV channel Rai3, asked writer Gianni Celati to shoot a film on the Po Delta, a work halfway between a travel journal and a reportage, in the area that was the background of one of his last book, Verso la foce (Towards the river mouth). Celati then invited all his Ferrara relatives and friends on a bus and led them on a journey through the Po Valley, la Bassa, to the Delta of the river. The bus was followed by a car with the crew and Luigi Ghirri, who had been appointed set photographer. The result is a documentary, but also the story of a story, a travel chronicle, a collection of visual notes owing much to Luigi Ghirri’s photography and to the previous wanderings of the Emilian writer. Strada provinciale delle anime (Provincial road of the souls) is a film that escapes any label, a concentrate of the spirit of Celati’s books written along the Po Valley, but also of his favourite filmmakers’ visions, from Rossellini to Antonioni, an impure work that year after year has become an example of a new narrative. Celati is the director and the guide embarking his friends (and ourselves) on a trip to the places he loves, while composing little stories made of images and words.
GENTE DEL PO
by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1943/1947, 9'
The first documentary by Michelangelo Antonioni, Gente del Po (People of the Po Valley) focuses on the hard life of the people of Porto Tolle, a small village on the Po River. Fishermen, peasants, women and men are captured during their daily tasks, with great attention for their environment. And this is indeed the film’s centre: the environment and its dynamics are crucial for the characters’ evolution. The work sheds a new light on Italian cinema in the 1940s, anticipating some stylistic features of Neo-realism and of the entire vision of the Ferrara filmmaker. The film started in 1943 and was completed in 1947 after the war-lenght interruption. “As soon as I was permitted, I went back to those places with a camera and I shot Gente del Po. Everything that I made afterwards, either good or bad, starts from there,” the director once said.
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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
Professore di Estetica, Università della Calabria
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Mercoledì 21 marzo 2018, ore 18
L’esperienza pedagogica dell’arte tra scuole e musei
Professoressa di Pedagogia e didattica dell’arte, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
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Mercoledì 11 aprile 2018, ore 18
L’immaginazione e il pensiero simbolico
Professore di Estetica, Università di Milano
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Giovedì 8 febbraio 2018, ore 18
Educare all’arte. La dimensione estetica e la pratica didattica
Professore di Pedagogia generale e sociale – Università di Trento
SABATO 17 MARZO 2018
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.
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SABATO 2 DICEMBRE 2017
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
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).
SABATO 24 FEBBRAIO 2018
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.
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.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10.00, 11.30, 15.00, 16.30
TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10.00-12.00 e 14.00-16.00
MAST stands for MANIFATTURA di ARTI, SPERIMENTAZIONE e TECNOLOGIA (ARTS, EXPERIENCE and TECHNOLOGY).
MANIFATTURA: the industrial identity of the district
ARTI: the highest forms of creative expression
SPERIMENTAZIONE:the practice at the heart of innovation
TECNOLOGIA: the application of techniques that can improve human life
The project was designed by STUDIO LABICS in ROME, which won an invited competition organized by G.D (COESIA group) in 2005, among the most renowned young Italian architecture firms. Two major pedestrian ramps, which extend from the core of the building to the main access, symbolize the close relationship between the Coesia industrial complex and the surrounding city, creating a metaphorical bridge between COESIA, the immediate city surroundings and the adjacent park. The building consists of two sections that stand next to each other, with large windows, glass features, and frames in steel. The original architectural design extends throughout the spaces occupied by the various services. A reflecting pool and landscaped garden complete the design, showing how the transformation of a former industrial space can revive an area on the outskirts, with company and community activities that make it a gathering place.
WHERE NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER A CONTEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MECHANICS AND THE WORLD OF WORK
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 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
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.
WHERE SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARIES, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY
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.
WHERE CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION COMES TOGETHER WITH TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND MULTICULTURAL INVENTIVENESS
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.
WHERE TODDLERS TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS IN SOCIAL LEARNING AND BEGIN TO EXPRESS THEIR IMAGINATION
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
A tool of everyday life and modernity, to promote new methods of communication and information exchange between educators and parents
Objects of growth that accompany the development of the child's representation and language
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.
WHERE THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN NUTRITION BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTIVE AWARENESS
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.
WHERE THE INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MESHES WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES
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.