Rebirth Terzo Paradiso - Ashram Joytinat
With the support of Regione Marche and Comune di Corinaldo on September, 4 at 17 pm it will open Rebirth - Third Paradise / Ashram Joytinat, a performance curated by Fulvio Chimento and Raffaele Quattrone (ambassador Rebirth - Third Paradise created) and linked to the international project Rebirth - Third Paradise created by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
With this project Michelangelo Pistoletto has laid the foundations of a society based on sharing, participation, cooperation, respect, sustainability. Born in 2003 and presented publicly in 2004 when the University of Turin awarded him with an honorary doctorate in political science, the Third Paradise is the main direction of the work conducted by the renowned Italian artist weaving a dense network of relationships and partnerships with individuals, organizations, associations, institutions active not only in the arts but in all spheres of society. Michelangelo Pistoletto wrote a manifesto and designed the symbol by reconfiguring the mathematical sign of infinity with the insertion of a central circle representing the generative womb of a new humanity, an ideal overcoming of the destructive conflict in which nature and artifice are found in today's society . The audience is an active part in the realization that every time takes shape through people and different materials symbolically connected to the host population to emphasize the cultural, social and environmental sustainability of the project.
"The Third Paradise" says Michelangelo Pistoletto "is the fusion between the first and second paradise. The first is a paradise where human beings were totally integrated into nature. The second is the artificial paradise, developed by human intelligence through a process that has now reached globalizing proportions "; Art is thus a social transformation engine that can connect distant views. The Third Paradise project was hosted by some of the leading international arts centers such as the Venice Biennale (2005) and the Musée du Louvre in Paris (2013), which hosted for the first time of a contemporary artist, as well as public places of inestimable historical and artistic value such as the woods of St. Francis in Assisi (2010), the Central market of Florence (2015), Piazza Duomo in Milan (2015), the Baths of Caracalla in Rome (2015 and 2016). Since December 21, 2012, the day of the so-called "end of the world" as the Mayan calendar ending, the Third Paradise celebrates the Rebirth-Day, the day in which we become aware of our responsibility towards society and a future that we want to build together, respecting the differences and diversities.
On this occasion, the Third Paradise is hosted at the Ashram Joytinat, a Vedic community that thrives by following the teachings of its founder, Swami Joythimayananda (still alive and living in the area), one of the first Indian masters to spread Ayurveda and Yoga in Italy, since the early eighties. Ashram is a Tamil word meaning "because of difficulties", but can be translated as "retreat": a community that welcomes people from different social backgrounds, regardless of gender, religion or nationality, in which the "rule" founding is that of Karma Yoga (where Karma means" action "and Yoga "union"). According to the Hindu school of thought, Karma Yoga, or the principle selfless action, is one of four paths which lead to salvation (the other is Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga and Bhakti Yoga). The Ashram daily activities are carried out with the mindset to offer Seva performing their work without expectations. The Ashram Joytinat was also the site chosen by Fulvio Chimento to accommodate the residence for artists Italia-Oriente from 2012 to 2015, whose purpose is to create works inspired by the five elements of Vedic philosophy, strictly made with materials found on site. Between the invited artists: Jean Baptiste Maitre, Chiara Pergola, Jacopo Mandich, Umberto Chiodi, T-yong Chung, Alessandro Moreschini, Noa Pane, Valerio Giacone.
The Third Paradise project is included in the program of the Festival Dolce India (sixth edition), which takes place at the Ashram Joytinat from 2 to 4 September 2016. The event was born as a cultural echo chamber of the International Ayurveda Congress (XVIII edition) which this year has the theme "Ego and health": the soul of the individual builds their own experiences through the mind, which moves in time and space in order to absorb positive and negative experiences. These issues are addressed within specific meetings devoted to yoga and meditation, and are declined in appointments that have protagonists as art, dance performances, book presentations and musical events. All in the name of the confrontation between professionals belonging to different specific areas, but it can make a contribution in terms of Dialogue: East and West have different cultures, but understood metaphorically as two lungs able to breathe in unison. Among the guests are reported Franco Berrino (former director of the Department of Preventive Medicine National Cancer Institute of Milan) and Daniel Lumera (a Anthony Elenjimittan’s student, direct disciple of Gandhi), author of Care of forgiveness (Mondadori, Milan, 2016) .