POIETIKA Art festival VII EDITION: The Word is Woman

Activists, artists, economists, authors, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, workshops and comparisons. The VII Edition of the Art Festival Poietika: The Word is Woman, is dedicated to the exploration of the female figure in all its facets. Alice sings Battiato, The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices, Joumana Haddad, Tawakkol Karman, Linda Scott, Sakena Jacoobi, Cècile Bidault: in Molise from 28 September to 2 October the most representative women of today’s world.
It will be like seeing souls shine.

From 28 September to 2 October 2022 he returns to Campobasso Poietika Art Festivalan event of international caliber for guests and topics covered. The backbone of the VII Edition is The Word is Woman dedicated to the exploration of the female figure in all its forms: political, artistic, social with the precious contribution of the curator Valentino Campo.Once again, therefore, with Poietika the Molise becomes a privileged place for meeting and discussion, look that penetrates, investigates and questions itself. A dense and articulated edition that revolves around the key theme of women and their multiple facets within contemporary society. From the literature to the chorus of voices feminine And at the songwriting, from social activism to economics And to the art of illustration, from the right to education to the need for peace – continues the curator Valentino Campo. An edition in which women will be absolute protagonists, women who with their precious contribution they will help us to understand how central and peculiar the female figure is in a world that still struggles to overcome and polish differences. Also for this Poietika will dedicate two workshops to comics for elementary school pupils and a meeting with high school students. So that with time the sign on the white sheet becomes seed and the awareness of the presence of different sensitivities and respect in interpersonal relationships mature. Inside and outside the family unit. “

The appointments will be unmissable and special: the suggestive female choir The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares), founded in 1952 and magnificent Alice in Alice sings Battiato. A special space will be given to comics as an instrument capable of touching everyone’s strings with its strong-impact artistic peculiarity. The guests in dialogue are: Joumana Haddad, Lebanese author, journalist and human rights activist. She was selected from among the 100 Most Influential Arab Women in the World for four consecutive years. Tawakkol Karman, activist for human rights, journalist and politician. Known as the “mother of the revolution “, “The iron woman” and “the lady of the Arab Spring” Karman at only 32 years old was the first Arab woman and the second Muslim to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Linda Scotteconomist, founded the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a coalition of eleven large multinationals collaborating for the economic emancipation of women. She is currently a Gender Advisor to the World Bank and has written a paper on the impact of gender inequality on poverty for USAID. Sakena Jacoobi, Afghan activist and executive director ofAfghan Institute of Learning (AIL), a women-led NGO she founded in 1995. She is known for her work in advocating the rights of children, women and education. Laura Scarpaawarded in 2022 by Golden Romics at the XXVIII edition of Romics, cartoonist, illustrator, publisher, teacher, essayist and historian of comics, she made her debut in 1978 on Linus with “Il Drago” and later for Edizioni Ottaviano. Elisa Casseriwriter, playwright and author. Marisa Salabelleauthor. Lorenza Foschinijournalist, author, and host of successful television programs. Marinette Pendola, historian born in Tunis from parents of distant Sicilian origin. She is a scholar of the history, habits and customs of the Italian community in Tunisia, she is a member of the research group “Memory Project” promoted by the Italian Embassy in Tunis. Cecile Bidaultyoung French author, comes from illustration and animation experiences and the artist Marta Besantinilives 12 years in France, where he works as a freelance artist passing from ceramics, illustration, courses and workshops.

“The VII Edition of Poietika gives a voice to women, those who paid the heaviest price in the last period in working, economic, social terms, those that historically they had to fight to conquer their own space in the world – he comments Antonella Presutti, President of the Molise Culture Foundation. Poietika looks to writers, economists, designers, musicians, activists who have fought and are fighting for human rights so that their example and their language become a ssolicitation not to give up one’s life and to look to the future with commitment. “ “With the Molise Culture Foundation – he declares Donato Toma, President of the Molise Region – we have given birth to an event of the highest cultural level, which in the recent past has seen alternating guests of international standing. The backbone of Poietika 2022 is The Word is Woman. And here I like to remember the figure of Paola Cerimelewhich the edition is dedicated. What this woman has done for our Region is so precious that it is today it relives reflected in other cultural manifestations organized in the region. It’s nice that Poietika is a tribute all to her. ” Much emotion and a solid balance sheet of these years in which “The Word” of Poietika has generated wealth in every form: “Poietika is not just a magnet that attracts in Molise every year hundreds of visitors and tourists– he claims Vincenzo CotugnoCouncilor for Culture of the Molise Region – but it is also a tool where Molise borders, demonstrating that culture is a precious link in a socio-economic mechanism capable of producing work and wealth.

Poietika was born in 2015 as a place of meetings, conversations and dialoguesbetween the local and the global, between the Molise and the world. An edition that will host, as always, extraordinary personalities from the world of culture, human rights, art and music. Among the extraordinary guests of past editions (Steve McCurryAdonis, Umberto GalimbertiPupi Avati, Tahar Well JellounAntonio Moresco, Pine tree BertelliIbrahim Nasrallah, Vito MancusoVandana Shiva, Valerio MagrelliLetizia Battaglia, Mariangela GualtieriSalvatore Natoli, Patrizia Valdugaand many others).

POIETIKA Art festival VII EDITION: The Word is Woman