The usual appointment on the last Friday of the month with the Farnesina Collection is enriched this month by a new initiative. On February 28th, the guided tour of the outstanding contemporary art collection will be preceded by a meeting with the authors of one of the last works acquired.
Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico are the creators of OBIETTIVO, the first datapoietic work: it is a lamp for public lighting that will be turned off only when extreme poverty in the world is defeated. This 'data sculpture' was acquired by the Farnesina on the enlargement for the 20th anniversary of the Collection. The appointment is at 3.00 p.m. in the Sala Aldo Moro, where Iaconesi, born in 1973, electronic engineer, philosopher of science and hacker, and Persico, born in 1979, digital inclusion expert and cyber-ecologist, will hold a brief conversation about their work and the DATAPOIESIS project, answering questions about the work.
Fuelled by an enormous amount of data on extreme poverty, collected globally and processed by artificial intelligence, OBJECTIVE uses data and artificial intelligence to shape something that did not exist. At the end of the meeting, a visit to the works of the Collection on display on the first and fourth floors.
This method of visit - the meeting with the artists combined with the path through the works on display - could be repeated and become a custom in the coming months.
The 400 works of the Collection are accessible as part of the Italian Touring Club's project 'Aperti per voi' (Open for you) created in 2005 to make Italian places of art and culture accessible.
Places are limited; registration is required to participate.
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