Raku, Old and New Tradition - Supporting the Organization of Japanese Ceramic Courses
Project location: ITALY, Todi
Project start date: August 2009 - Project end date: October 2009
Project number: 2009-34
Beneficiary: Associazione culturale A.M.I.N.A.
Contemporary art is a new possibility for humanity to be happy, to color life, to exist in the beauty beyond economics and politics, which pollute the mind with materialistic speculations and vulgar ugliness. Freedom means to create and recreate one's lives, giving joy to others while respecting its nature and honoring the great divine creation and its creator.
The association organizes, since 2009, during the months of August, September and October, a Raku pottery course, a traditional Japanese technique which dates back to 1570 AD.
The courses co-financed by the Nando Peretti Foundation:
From 16 August 2009 "Old and New Raku Tradition" addressed to everyone, was carried out in four weekends for a total of 24 hours; ended on September 15.
From 16 September 2009 "Raku and contemporary art" aimed at artists of international renown, will carried out in four weekends for a total of 24 hours, ended on October 15.
For 2010, the group obtained a grant to carry out the second edition of the summer course in ceramics Raku "E-vase". The title of this exhibition suggests the escape from the jar artistic form to create an object that enriches the imagination in everyday life.
The course was divided into 2 parts:
- The Course "Old and New Raku Tradition", took place from September 4, 2010 in four weekends, for a total of 24 hours, until the 26th of September.
- The Course "Raku and contemporary art", aimed at artists of international renown, was held starting October 2, 2010 in four weekends, for a total of 24 hours and ended on October 31.
Professional teachers working with the association "Amina" are all from Todi, in order to respect the spirit and the traditional characteristics of the place.
Maestro Bruno Ceccobelli, born in Umbria region, 56 years-old, active in the international field of contemporary art since 1971, refers to himself as "Classical eclectic", is an expert in: painting (oil, tempera, watercolor, encaustic painting fresco and mixed technique), sculpture (polychrome marble, wood, ceramics, bronze, iron), restorer.
Auro Ceccobelli, born in Umbria region, 23-years-old, graduating in modern literature with a specialization in art, expert in Raku pottery, and videoartist.
Celso Ceccobelli, born in Umbria region, 23-years-old, graduating in modern literature with a specialization in art, expert in Raku pottery, and videoartist.
The cultural project for the year 2009 "Amina" is for development and testing, in favor of contemporary art. It wants to bring young artists and lovers of the arts to traditional techniques, to emphasize the importance of the classic memory for the future of contemporary art, because a new knowledge and mastery of the various artistic materials gives depth and significance to expressiveness and creativity, making young people more free from fashion.
The Cultural Association AMINA was conceived by Maestro Bruno Ceccobelli in 2008 and announced in 2009. The purpose of this association is to enhance cultural creativity and imagination through the practice of art. It aims at greater attention and participation in the people to educate them in the aesthetics of contemporary art, convinced that only an artistic outlook can help spiritual and cultural evolution.