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Temporaneo 2011 | Educational project

On the occasion of the exhibition Temporaneo, the Foundation has chosen to propose a didactic project to involve - for the first time - young students of Roman elementary schools (children of 7-10 years).
The project has been articulated in three different steps:
A first meeting with the children in the classrooms, to discuss about what art is, where to find it today and in which forms. With the support of some slides the children has been even introduced to the Contemporary Art history (from Cubism and Futurism to artists of our days that use photography, performance and installations as means of expression).
The children have been conducted to visit the installations realized in the public areas of Flaminio and Ostiense in the context of Temporaneo. In front of those works a mediator has promoted an exchange of observations and points of view.
Returned in the classrooms, the children (singularly or in groups) have elaborated their own work, based on the impressions that they got from visiting the installations.
Children’s responses to the contemporary art languages are always very fresh and spontaneous. The absence of prejudice of every kind, permit to them to form new methods of observation and analysis, through which they can increase their curiosity and discover even the most familiar places of their city from other points of view.

The students of the class V B of the school Guido Alessi (circolo didattico Guglielmina Ronconi) have realized some drawings inspired by the view of the installation of Petrit Halilaj, located in the pensile garden of the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Before visiting the installations of Temporaneo, the students of Circolo Didattico Leonardo Da Vinci involved in the didactic project took part to a brief
introduction about art and contemporary art languages (from Cubism to our days). Some of the works of art shown to the children in this occasion (especially those by Picasso, Balla, Boccioni, Warhol, Cindy Sherman and the Arte Povera’s artists) have stimulated their imagination as demonstrated by the works that they realized at the end of the laboratory. The same influence has been determined by the visit to the Hans Schabus’ realization in front of the University of Roma Tre. A peculiar work has been made by two children that have chosen to give a visual consistency to the term “temporaneo” (temporary), that named the didactic project. So, they used some pages from agendas of different years and dimension to realize the waves traversed by of a boat: an image that suggests in many ways the flow of time.