Full-scale success for debate around proposals for a comprehensive rethinking of companies launched by the world famous Michelangelo Pistoletto in his new book-manifesto. The master of Biella that twenty years ago gave birth to the factory “Cittadellarte” in the afternoon it was hosted by award “City of Como” Pliny the Elder to the library Como Via Vitani. With Chiara Belliti, editor and writer and editor of the book for Chiarelettere and sworn Award, and with the founder of the same Giorgio Albonico, Pistoletto has created an animated discussion and the associate that has ranged from the role of the artist in contemporary society to the crisis of democracy and parties, scale up the economy and ecology of local and world. His book Ominiteismo and demopraxia It is a manifesto for the Refoundation of the society from the bottom up, the sharing of programs and agendas of things to do in the agora of citizens that put into play their skills and they are responsible. “The more an artist is free longer he has to feel responsible for what he does. I – said Pistoletto – I no longer believe in the revolution, but yes evolution”.
To launch its new manifesto had coined two new words that were not in the vocabulary, those you find in the title. “Democracy is a dream to be realized – said the artist- A great dream of a modernity that comes from far away. True democracy unfortunately we never realized. For this for years I insist on the connection between art and society. In Biella we have created a “University of ideas” where knowledge is networked, to develop something new. It is in this context has come to understand that democracy is inherently doomed to failure as it has been applied so far, because it contains the word “cratos”, power. Since only the people can not have it, because it is made up of many individualities. The government is instead meeting, from the community, from the correlation. That is based on doing. This is why I insist on demopraxia, on democracy in practice, of doing. I do not demolish democracy but I want to finish, because that is not enough.” One of the many places where Pistoletto has sown his belief is Cuba where his seminars are already in its fourth year. “The person itself has only the illusion of being able to count, if there is a form that organizes. Today, the risk is that you prefer a dictatorship commitment, I find it very dangerous. Therefore urge – It concluded Pistoletto – You must start from the bottom, from individual communities, participation if it is to be enlarged must be horizontal”.
Ph. Greta Albonico