The article written by ATRIUM's President Patrick Leech gives a short overview on the history and present situation of the huge Buzluzdha Monument in Bulgaria. As the monuent is slowly disintegrating, ICOMOS Bulgaria and ICOMOS Germany are supporting the Buzluzdha Foundation in finding funds to save the building from decay. The author points out the importance of protecting such dissonant heritage, not only for its architectural or artistic value, but also for its great potential of reminding European citizens of the terrible claims of autocratic, dictatorial and totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.
Forlì Today published an article on a newly created bridge between Forlì in Italy and Argirocastro-Permet in Albania. Six groups from Forli visited the fascinating place, among which representatives of the ATRIUM Association.
On 22-23 July 2021, Atrium participated at the international ICOMOS Conference at the Historical Museum Iskra of Kazanlak, close by the famous Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria. In fact, the conference entitled IN RESTAURO: Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites focused on the Buzludzha Project and how to deal with such difficult heritage. The ATRIUM Association's President, Patrick Leech, contributed with a speech on the case of the ATRIUM cultural route, underlining that dissonance in heritage may be embraced as a value and key interpretative tool, while involving the participation of local citizens in the creation of their own heritage.
Alzaia(S) among the finalists of the Arte Lagune Prize 15
24 February 2021
“Alzaia(S)”, a production by video artists Francesca Leoni and Davide Mastrangelo, is among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 15. The co-production of the Vertov Project and ATRIUM Forlì had been taken to important festivals. Now, the work of video art will be exhibited at the Arsenale of Venice.
The finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 15 have been selected by an international jury, composed of important curators and directors of museums operating in different countries.Discover the names of the 120 artists that will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice from October 2-24 October 2021.
Die Mauer - Il Muro on Prime Video
'Die Mauer - Il Muro' is now available on Amazon Prime Video. The documentary film, based on a theatre play of the same name, was directed by Riccardo Salvetti and written in collaboration with Marco Cortesi and Mara Moschini, who are also the protagonists of the film.
'Die Mauer - Il Muro' has been awarded by the international festival 'Inventa un Film'. The film was shot both at Berlin and Forlì - at the former Santarelli preschool. Its production was under the patronage of the ATRIUM Association.
On 12 December 2020, ATRIUM participates to celebrate the decision by the Italian Parliament to authorise the ratification of the Faro Convention of the Council of Europe.
For the occasion, diverse Italian heritage communities and institutions that are part of the Italian Faro Network created video contributions to raise awareness of what they have done in recent years to protect the tangible, intangible and digital cultural heritage, drawing inspiration from by the principles of the Convention.