Arte al Centro 2017
Opening June 23, 2017
Art at the Centre 2017
of a responsible social transformation
Opening Friday June 23, 2017 – 6.30 pm
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto
Arte al Centro, this year in its twentieth edition, is a review of exhibitions, meetings and seminars that tell about artistic practices of transforming the social contexts in which they develop, realized by Cittadellarte and by the network of international subjects that over the years Cittadellarte has consolidated.




Exhibition of the workshop of self-building directed by Mattia Paco Rizzi 
Curated by di Cecilia Guida and Juan Sandoval
In the within of the programme “Connective Residency”
Project in collaboration with Cooperativa Sociale Tantintenti, Biella
With the participation of Malik Agachi and Yousuf Karim (CUCULA)

Politics of Affinities 

Experimentations between Art, Education and Politics
Exhibition curated by Silvia Franceschini

Question Room 

workshop for the Social Innovation Design School 
curated by the SID management
Installation curated by Ufficio Arte_Cittadellarte


OPEN STUDIO by Murari Jha
UNIDEE – University of Ideas in collaboration with Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Before the mirror
Early works by Michelangelo Pistoletto and his research on self-portrait

Building demopraxy: Rebirth Forums and Working Sites 

Installation curated by Art Office_Cittadellarte

Third Paradise Embassies 

Installation curated by Art Office_Cittadellarte

Kids’ Guernica for Peace

Project curated by Savina Tarsitano


Installation curated by Art Office_Cittadellarte

Geographies of Change 

Exhibition curated by Art Office_Cittadellarte

JUNE 23, 2017
Sede del Terzo Paradiso
via Cernaia 46, Biella
6.30 pm
Official Opening Arte al Centro 2017
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
via Serralunga 27, Biella
7.30 pm
Minimum Prize Award

and delivering of the certificates to the participants of the ManyMani workshop
Presentation of the ManyMani exhibition, by Cecilia Guida, Mattia Paco Rizzi, Juan Esteban Sandoval

Welcome cocktail by Crossquare – la cafeteria di Cittadellarte

3.00 pm
With Laura Milani, SocialFare, Annibale D’Elia
And with: Atelier Mobile, Big Picture Learning, Btrees, Bunker, Caritas/Bi, Cripta747, CUCULA, Ebi, Filodatessere, Hydro, Let Eat Bi, Lorenzo Pacini, Pacefuturo, Subhash Mukerjee, Studio Superfluo, Tantintenti.

from 6.00 pm
OPEN DAY of the “Surfaces” workshop

a B.E.S.T Studios project, curated by Silvio Bettarelli, in collaboration with Naba Milano – Iaad Torino

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
ManyMani creative workshop
For kids 4 to 9 years old

from 7.00 pm
Music curated by Spazio Hydro 

Spazio Hydro (animato da Better Places APS) in collaboration with Cittadellarte presents: POPULOUS live, MONO JAZZ dj-set, FILOQ live, BOOGIE NIGHTS dj-set.
from 8.00 pm Dinner Seeds of Innovation
by Crossquare – la cafeteria di Cittadellarte

Exhibitions open until midnight


Arte al Centro, 23 giugno 2017
Photogallery on flickr