The Milky Way is back, a collective fundraising exhibition curated by Damiana Leoni in aid of Pianoterra onlus. This year the exhibition will be hosted at Gió Marconi Gallery for one day only, on Thursday 10th November, from 12.30 to 21.30.
This year 38 artists will be taking part in the charity project in support of 1000 Days, a project designed in collaboration with ACP (Associazione Culturale Pediatri)and Associazione Antropos onlus for pregnant women, mothers who have just given birth, and babies born into poverty or marginality.
The 1000 Days programme works on the assumption that improving early-life conditions by offering grassroots support and care could prevent a number of health and developmental problems and stop them from being passed on from generation to generation. The symbol of the 1000 Days project is the Maternity Suitcase, a tool designed by Pianterra inspired by the famous Finnish Baby Box aimed at getting pregnant women living in tough and deprived circumstances involved in the programme. It contains all the essentials for both mother and newly born baby and is handed over to women (right after they had given birth) who have followed a complete maternity program from the fourth month of pregnancy onwards: the medical visits and examinations recommended by the National Health Service, a maternity and parenthood training course, and also meetings with specialists to look at specific issues.
Inspired by the Maternity Suitcase, the theme of this third edition is ‘the bare essentials’: objects, images and emotions you cannot do without. The artists have generously created and donated works linked with this subject to lean their support to the project. If you buy one of the works on display at The Milky Way 3 exhibition, you will be part of a programme – open to everybody supporting the 1000 Days project – aimed at involving all those who believe that culture means participation, a means of social cohesion and growth.
Alfredo Aceto, Luigi Anastasio, Francesco Arena, Micol Assaël, Darren Bader, Rosa Barba, Manfredi Beninati, Monica Bonvicini, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Coda Zabetta, Benny Chirco, Liz Craft, Linda Fregni Nagler, Fabio Giorgi Alberti, Piero Golia, Hilario Isola, Allison Katz, Heinz Peter Knes, Adriana Lara, Deborah Ligorio, Diego Marcon, Matteo Nasini, Caterina Nelli e Saam Schlamminger, Nunzio, Giorgio Orbi, Oliver Osborne, Adrian Paci, Charlemagne Palestine, Jorge Peris, Tomás Saraceno, Francesco Simeti, Spencer Sweeney, Santo Tolone, Alessandro Twombly, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli, Sislej Xhafa
Thursday Nov., 12th 2016 from 12.30 to 21.30
Gió Marconi Gallery
Via Tadino 20, Milan
You will get the chance to be part of this shared program on 10th November at Gió Marconi gallery, which will also involve artists, gallery owners, visitors and contemporary art enthusiasts: all the money collected from the sale of the works on display will be handed over in its entirety to Pianoterra onlus to support the 1000 days programme.
See you there!