30 June 2019
Young artists exchange in Italy, Polignano a mare



The Pino Pascali Foundation held the workshops of the Monet Project - Culture in motion in the networks of the museums of the Adriatic, Interreg IPA CBC Italy - Albania - Montenegro programme. Financed with the first notice for the ordinary projects of the programme,  Interreg IPA CBC Italy -  Albania - Montenegro 2014/2020 ( priority Axis2 - specific target 2.2) aims to create a model of connections between museums and cultural sites in the area of the programme, according to a common methodology and through innovative instruments and services.

Head of the Monet project is the Ministry of culture of Montenegro. The partners are: The Pino Pascali Foundation of Polignano a Mare, ARATRO - centre of contemporary art of the University of Molise, the Apuglia Region department of tourism, economy of culture and development of the territory, The Marubi Museum of Scutari, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania. The municipality of Lecce is an associate partner.

Given that, four young artists from the partner countries (Albania, Montenegro, Molise and Apulia) have taken part in a two - week workshop at the Pino Pascali Foundation coordinated by the artist Dario Agrimi, with Davide Gambaretto as tutor. During this experience that endED in an exhibition of the works produced by the artists in the Pascali museum, the artists have exchanged experiences, worked together and created an artistic project in close connection with the genius loci. The artists - Francesca Speranza (Apulia) interested in photography and Vlatka Vujosevic ( Montenegro), Ermal Rexhepi (Albania), Ivana Volpe ( Molise), all three visual artists, have been selected through a trans- borders call launched in the months of December 2018 and January 2019 and through a board that rated their profiles and their preferences of the territory in which to work, so as to render the workshops more fruitful.

In the two weeks of the stay (19 May - 1 June 2019), the artists visited Polignano a Mare, Trani and Grottole and worked at the making of their artworks in one of the halls of the museum open to the public, interacting furthermore with the visitors.