We Love Difference & Pastries

We Love Difference & Pastries
From the 22nd to the 24th of February 2008 at the CAMeC , Museum of Contemporary Art in La Spezia, Michelangelo Pistoletto will invite artists and confectioners coming from different Mediterranean areas who will develop the basis of the project “Love Difference Pastries”, by meeting and working together.

The project forsees the constitution of a mobile confectionery which will represent the harmonious cohabitation among different Mediterranean cultures, by offering its special sweets.

Draft schedule of the meeting
• Friday 22nd: the participants (2 per proposal) are going to cook their recipe, which is going to be tasted afterwards.
• Saturday 23rd: Laboratorial activities in order to develop the "Love Difference Pastries" project .
• Sunday 24th: conclusions and departure.

The sweets will be presented at the event Gelato e Dolci Love Difference come passaporto culturale (Love Difference Ice-cream and sweets as cultural passports), included in the exhibition “Cittadellarte Pistoletto and the Third Paradise”, curated by Bruno Corà at the CAMeC Modern and Contemporary Art Center in La Spezia, on 22, 23, 24 February, 2008. The creators of the recipes will be invited to participate in the round table with Michelangelo Pistoletto and the Love Difference staff to discuss about the artistic-culinary cooperation as basis of the project.

The event will be held in English.

We Love Difference & Pastries
Enrica Borghi (Ameno, Italy), Gudran Art and Development (Alexandria, Egypt), Hélène Arbrand (Paris, France), Ingeborg Bodzioch (Banchory, Scotland), Rafram Chaddad (Israel), Gayle Chong Kwan (London, UK), Manuel van Dorsselaer and Eva van Tulden (Beveren/Wass, Belgium), Mele Duccio (La Spezia, Italy), Fatima El Hassani (Benimeskine Settat, Morocco) and Marcello Russo (la Spezia, Italy), Saïd Ait El Moumen (Marrakech, Morocco), Marilena Joannides (Nicosia, Ciprus), NETWORK NOMADIC ARCHITECTURE (Athene, Greece), Lea Petrou (Athene, Greece) and Maria Nymfiadi (Athene, Greece), Oraib Toukan (Amman, Jordania), Julie Upmeyer (Tepebasi-Instanbul, Turkey), Secil Yaylali (Instanbul, Turkey – Berlin, Germany) will participate to the round-table that will be attended by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bruno Corà and other representatives from the international artistic and culinary worlds.

The project
Gastronomy represents an opportunity to activate intercultural creative meetings and add value to cultural differences. Love Difference invites confectioners, chefs, artists to create sweets, with the aim of creating Love Difference Confectioneries in Mediterranean regions.

“Love Difference Pastries” represents the next step of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Love Difference Ice-cream project. The Love Difference Ice-cream (made of Halva flavour, i.e. a kind of sesame pastry commonly used in Arab countries in the Mediterranean and Balkan areas) represents, according to the words of the artist, a Cultural Passport within the Mediterranean, as it symbolizes the intercultural dialogue between two different traditions of this area.
We Love Difference & Pastries
The meeting will be the first occasion of dialogue and exchange for the artists and the confectioners, who will be invited to draw the plan of the project “Love Difference Pastries” in terms of production, diffusion and promotion.

The project is promoted by Love Difference, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, in collaboration with the CAMeC, Museum of Contemporary Art in La Spezia.

Participations to the event will be upon presentation of credits; please, send requests to the e-mail address info@lovedifference.org .
For more informations, please look at the web-site www.lovedifference.org .

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