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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – “Meet the Artist” for “Farnesina Open Doors” (Farnesina, 16 December)

The Italian Foreign Ministry will host  “Meet the Artist”, an encounter with Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of Italy’s most important contemporary artists, co-founder and leading figure of the Arte Povera movement and recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Biennale. The event, scheduled to take place in the Farnesina’s Sala Moro at 11:30 on Wednesday 16 December 2015, falls within the framework of the 4th Day of Transparency and the launch of the newest edition of “Farnesina Open Doors”.

Presented during the event will be a guide to the Farnesina Collection “Arte contemporanea in gioco”, by which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation offers its younger visitors an opportunity to get to know the contemporary art housed in the Farnesina Collection.

The guide offers an interactive tour through several of the collection’s works, among which Pistoletto’s sculpture entitled “L’Etrusco”, to be followed by a dialogue in which the artist will discuss his work with an audience of young people.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp” href=”http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp”>http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required documentation:

– a letter from your media organisation

– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax, on your media organisation’s letterhead, to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the main entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – left side – between the hours of 10:45 and 11:15.