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1991 Michelangelo Pistoletto buys the former wool mill Lanificio Trombetta, that becomes seat of the Associazione per una Fondazione Pistoletto.

1991-1997 Restoration of the buildings.

1994 Michelangelo Pistoletto publishes the Progetto Arte Manifesto: “[…] the time has come for artists to take on the responsibility of establishing ties among all human activities […]” M. Pistoletto.

1998 First edition of ART at the CENTRE of a responsible social transformation, since then the main annual exhibition in Cittadellarte.

1998 The Associazione becomes Fondazione: Cittadellarte is born as a concrete expression of the Progetto Arte Manifesto.

1999 Starts Unidee (University of Ideas), the artistic residency in Cittadellarte.

2000 Paolo Naldini, Armona Pistoletto, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Maria Pioppi and Salvatore start to live in Cittadellarte.

2003 Creation of Love Difference, Artistic Movement for an InterMediterranean Politics.

2004 In 2004 the University of Turin awards Michelangelo Pistoletto a laurea honoris causa in Political Science. On that occasion the artist announces the most recent phase of his work, Third Paradise.

2005 The Third Paradise and Cittadellarte at the 51st Biennale di Venezia.

2005 The cafeteria in Cittadellarte becomes a restaurant and bar open to the public.

2008 Start of n.o.v.a civitas, Nuovi Organismi di Vita Abitativa.

2009 Start of Cittadellarte Fashion – Bio Ethical Sustainable Trend.

2012 The Rebirth Day project is launched, the first universal day of rebirth to celebrate the Third Paradise.
Paolo Naldini proposes the concept, the neologism and the project of Demopraxia, published for the first time in the opening text of the Giornalino di Arte al Centro 2012 and in the catalog of the exhibition “Cittadellarte. Sharing Transformation” inaugurated at Kunsthaus Graz on 09/21/2012.

2012 Publication of the Italian Fashion Sustainability Manifesto, curated by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in collaboration with Cittadellarte.

2013 Exhibition “Annèe 1, Le Paradis sur Terre” at the Louvre in Paris.

2014 Start of Coworking in Cittadellarte.

2014 Cittadellarte hosts for the first time the Giornata dell’Arte.

2014 Start of Let Eat Bi – Il Terzo Paradiso in Terra Biellese, curated by Armona Pistoletto.

2014 Start of the collaboration with UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

2014 The international workshop Socially Engaged Art Practices and Education in contemporary discourse gives start to a renovation for UNIDEE, that – from 2015 – present a new, weekly based programme.

2015 Inauguration of the Third Paradise Seat in Biella.

2015 1st Rebirth Forum in Cuba. Following Forums: Milan (2016 and 2017), Parma (2016), Melbourne (2017), Tirana (2017), Havana (2017).

2015 Start of B.E.S.T. Studios.

2017 Start of Journal, first web magazine of  Cittadellarte.


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