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dal 31 maggio al 30 agosto 2015
International Contemporary Art Exhibition curated by Roberto Ronca
101 Artists from 25 Countries
Fondazione Opera Campana dei CadutiRovereto (TN) – Italy

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Echi Åberg | Egizia Agatone | Alfredo Avagliano | Erika Azzarello |
Rossella Baldecchi | Sandy Bellantoni | Giancarlo Beltrame |
Linda BergerovaNicoletta Bertacchi | Fabrizio Berti | Claudia Bianchi |
Linda BlokkenGina Bonasera | Marilena Bordin | Iviana Borissova |
Enrico Bovi | BrizzoClelia Busillo | Clelia Caliari | Norma Carminati |
Anna Caser | ClitorossoDR | Teresa Condito | Massimo Desiato |
Gianna Donno | Tonia Erbino | Fabrizio Fabbroni | Paolo Facchinetti |
Armando Felpati | Franca Filippini | Christina Foitou | Sofia Fotiadou |
Nino Gambino | Tiziana TIRTHA Giammetta | Fabrizio Giusti | Goojee |
Isabella Guidi | Lilian Hicel | Lydia Hoffnungsthal | Tomasz Holuj |
Theo HuesIBRAVI: Sarah Geraci / Mariangela Zerbini / Manuel Balestrucci
Rudra Kishore Mandal | Alberto Lanzaretti | Annalisa Lenzi |
Adele Lo FeudoHari Lualhati | Jeanette Luchese | Lughia |
Mauro Malafronte e Enzo Dente | Moreno  Marzaroli | Roberta Masciarelli |
Andrea Mattiello | Giovanni Mazzi | Claudia Mazzitelli | Francesco Mestria |
Jose Ney Mila Espinosa | Marcello Minnia | Piero Motta |
Michelangelo Napolitano | Silvio Natali | Clari Netzer | Patrizia Nicolini |
Nicorigami | Melita  Olmeda | Otello G. PaganoRosella Passeri |
Cristina Patti | Diana Perez | Federica PetriSylvia Petsoura | Luca Piccini |
Claudia Piccolo | Maurizio PignattiOscar Piovosi | Dayan Prado Bravo |
Sandra Riche | Gianfranco RovattiCarla Sà Fernandes | Seham Salem |
Piero Sani | Francesca ScariotMaria Jole Serreli | Riddhima Sharraf |
Ivan Shumanov | Slasky Antonella Soria | Elisa Spagone | Riccarda Stabile |
T.A.M. Cagliari: Domenico Di Caterino e Barbara Ardau | Brunella Tegas |
Nina Todorovic | Mirella Tonellotto | Juan Ramiro Torres | Susanna Viale |
Peter Vlach | Massimo Volponi | Johan Wahlstrom | Karen Wild |
Xavier Yarto | Iaia Zanella





Don_Rossaro_1939In 1925, just after the Great War, Father Antonio Rossaro gives life to the Bell for the Fallen in War, Maria Dolens, as an everlasting symbol of condemnation of the conflict, appeasement of consciences, brotherhood,
solidarity between peoples.
Made with the bronze of the cannons offered by the nations participating in the First World War, the bell first rang on October 4th 1925 in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele III.
Since then, Maria Dolens has made its voice heard loudly ringing every night a hundred strokes of admonition to life and peace.
This was a great intuition of Father Rossaro, who, using instruments of war and death, was able to create an instrument of peace and hope.
Nowadays Maria Dolens is still a reference point, with its 91 flags carried by just as many nations that share the fundamental message of peace the Foundation offers and renews from year to year.
Ninety years of commitment truly are an event to celebrate!
The Bell of the Fallen is a symbol and, as such, it contains innumerable meanings, which tangibly remind us every day the commitment, perseverance and strength of many people who have fought for peace and unity among people.
Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Johan Galtung, Jane Addams, Aung San Suu Kyi, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez only to mention the most famous, and so many other great people have turned their life into a manifest of the importance of dialogue and sharing.
During the last ninety years, wars and violence have often prevailed in the world; remembering, only as an example, the holocaust, peace appeared and still often appears as an unattainable utopia, but these men and women remind us every day, how it is possible, as well as necessary.
In this event Spazio-Tempo Arte wants to keep alive the memory of the ones who have worked hard for peace in the world, of all who still are and address to all those who want to continue this philosophy every day, in the macro as well as in the micro context of each individual reality.
During the twentieth century and in the early years of the new century, many violent events have led to as many and even more initiatives dedicated to peace which have left their mark, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, Woodstock, the abolition of apartheid, the non-violent revolutions and many other events less famous at a media level, that, however, help and promote each day the process of pacification.
The event exhorts artists to represent peace in unconventional ways, whether talking about the concept of peace, dialogue and non-violence in general, or quoting famous or common people, both on internationally known and unknown events that characterized our century, or anything the artists would bring to the attention of the public on this topic through any artistic form.
An event, then, that recounts the facts, the actions and the persons that, from 1925 to 2015, have left fundamental testimonies of peace.

2015 opened with the voice of Maria Dolens worldwide broadcast, on January 1st.
Its tolls in fact, closed the Angelus of Pope Bergoglio, on the 48th World Day for Peace.
The Pope invited the devotees to hear the sound of the Peace Bell through large screens placed in St. Peter’s Square in the TV programs of the Rai (Italian State Broadcaster) and the Vatican Television Center.

Pope Francis, reiterated in his speech that “Peace is always possible”.


On 10th December 1948 , the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed: for the first time in the history of humanity, a document concerning all the people of the world was drawn up.
Everyone of us, only due to the fact that he was born, enjoys the rights endorsed by the Declaration.
Everyone of us, regardless of the place where he was born and where he lives, enjoys these rights.
Everyone of us has civil, political, social, economical and cultural rights. Everyone of us is equal to the others.
Is it always so?
In HUMAN RIGHTS? artists speak about human rights. The title, simple and direct, without roundabout expressions, expresses the main idea which must go with everybody’s life.
In this event, uncomfortable, complex and denunciation subjects are dealt with, in order to sting the conscience of all those who, enjoying their own rights, don’t think about all people whose rights are violated every day.
The logic of HUMAN RIGHTS? is based on the fundamental concept of art as a universal expressive form, understandable by everybody regardless of his language and culture, regardless of his gender,  of the subject and of the languages used.
Languages vary depending on the artists’ experience and mastery, and they create new relationships with the audience, who approaches art feeling immediately involved and directly concerned.
Discomfort images, violated rights images, images about everyday stories which should not exist, but even images which are able to deal with a delicate and difficult subject with wisdom and, why not, irony.
The exhibition will highlight different ways to see the matter, since the event is open to artists from all over the world. It becomes so particularly interesting to discover in which way the perception of the concept of “respect of the rights” is experienced and expressed.
The event aims to shake consciences: it deeply wants to avoid common places brought by word abuse: to speak about human rights has become so common that the words “human rights violation” are deprived of all meaning and by now they touch us only at a distance when we hear them, without getting them into our heads.
The most immediate way to retrieve that conscience, essential to be really part of a system which respects everybody’s rights, is to see with one’s eyes all that artists have to say. Images insert themselves in one’s memory in such an immediate and strong way that all those who visit it will leave it more conscious and emotionally involved.
To speak about human rights, according to artists, means to “pull out” many ideas which can’t find the space fit for the purpose in other events.
HUMAN RIGHTS? wants to be a strong signal to all the artists and to all those who will visit it.


campana composizione stringaRovereto houses on the hill the great bell of the fallen, Maria Dolens, perceived and desired by the priest of the city don Antonio Rossaro, right after the Great War, as eternal symbol of condemnation of the conflict, acification of the consciences, of brotherhood among men, solidarity between peoples. made from the bronze of cannons offered by the nations participating in the First World War, played the first toll on 4th October 1925 in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele III.
During these years the bell has made its voice heard playing every night one hundred tolls of admonishment to life and to peace.
Statesman, Presidents and Ambassadors with citizens of each nations have honoured the bell and they continue to hear as a voice of own conscience.

fondaz 191 Nations have exposing their flag around Maria Dolens, first name of the Bell, along the avenue of the Flags and in the Square of the People, to witness, visibly, the fidelity to a message, to a sort a “Peace’s Pact”.
18th Jenuary 1968, by a decree of the President of Republic, Giuseppe Saragat, born as moral entity the Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti. Among the Foundation’s finality, particular attention is given to the education of the new generations, to the peace culture, to the non-violence and to human rights.


‘HUMAN RIGHTS?’ is the international art exhibition that has a big success in its seven editions.
The first edition was held in Real Sito Belvedere di San Leucio a Caserta in 2009.
The other editions were held in Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti of Rovereto (Tn) and in 2012 was in a double edition, in Acaya Castle in Lecce in spring and in Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti in autumn.
The last one were held in Convento dei Francescani Neri in Specchia (Lecce, Italy) in summer 2013.
‘HUMAN RIGHTS?’ #MEMENTO – is a special edition 2014, inside the context of Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti, in the first
World War centenary, to celebrate the peace concept and universal dialogue, so perfectly represented by Maria Dolens, the bell of peace
Artists of whole world will be selected, having in this way several point of view and better understand how other people lives this situation, that is a trouble and also a great resource.
During the event will be organized conferences about human rights, peace and social commitment, always managed and promoted by the Foundation.
The exhibition will be animated through performances by international artists, action paintings, meetings with artists that will be available to talk about their works.
During the evenings will be organized inaugural artistic performances.
During the exhibition Spazio-Tempo Arte will organize guided tours for groups of visitors and school groups.


REGENT OF FOUNDATION                                                Alberto Robol
ART DIRECTOR                                                                  Roberto Ronca
PROJECT                                                                            Roberto Ronca e Debora Salardi
IDEA                                                                                    Roberto Ronca e Debora Salardi
COMUNICATION                                                                 Debora Salardi
LOCATION                                                                           Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti Rovereto – Trento – Italy
PRESS OFFICE                                                                   Spazio-Tempo Arte
PUBLIC RELATIONS                                                            Debora Salardi
LOCATION MANAGER                                                         Morena Berti
LOCATION MANAGER ASSISTANT                                     Martino Cornali
ADMINISTRATION                                                                Marco Miccio
LEGAL ASSISTANCE                                                            Maria Antonietta Maggi
Periodo                                                                                 31th, MAY 2015 – 30th, AUGUST 2015
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