CONF Sep 19, 2021

Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti in His Aftermath (Florence/Lucca, 30 Sep-2 Oct 21)

online/Florence, Museo di Preistoria and Lucca, Fondazione Ragghianti, Sep 30–Oct 2, 2021

Valentina Bartalesi

“L’Uomo cosciente” e l’arte delle origini: con e dopo Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti
“L’uomo cosciente”. Art and its Origins. Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti in his aftermath

The Fondazione Centro Studi sull'Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti (Lucca) and the Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria (Florence), on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Carlo L. Ragghianti's L'uomo cosciente. Arte e conoscenza nella paleostoria, published in 1981, organize the international conference: L'uomo cosciente. Art and its Origins. Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti in his aftermath.

The conference, curated by Tommaso Casini, Annamaria Ducci and Fabio Martini, with the collaboration of Valentina Bartalesi, is scheduled from September 30 to October 2, 2021, in Florence (September 30 2021, Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria) and Lucca (October 1st, 2nd 2021, Fondazione Ragghianti). A virtual exhibition entitled Paolo Graziosi e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti. Riflessioni, dialoghi ed eredità sull’arte delle origini will be also visible from September 30th on both of the two institutions websites:

https://www.fondazioneragghianti.it/
https://www.museofiorentinopreistoria.it/it

As a result of a twenty-year gestation and almost a critical testament of the great scholar from Lucca, the monumental monograph L'uomo cosciente is of the utmost relevance for its innovative analysis of prehistoric art, aiming to redeem that remote time. Crucial for Ragghianti was the meeting with Paolo Graziosi, anthropologist and palethnologist of Florence University, considered among the most outstanding European scholars of prehistoric visual culture.
It is important to note that Carlo L. Ragghianti defined this profound time, not as "prehistory" but "paleo-history", or the “history of the first men". Nevertheless, despite its originality in the Italian cultural panorama of the early 1980s, that volume did not receive adequate recognition.
In the conference poster's image, the term before, as opposed to art | art, emphasizes the art historian's innovative view of a temporal continuity between paleo-history, paleo-art, and the contemporary era.
The most recent acquisitions in the studies of prehistoric art, evolutionary aesthetics, and neuroscience will be presented at the scheduled conference. In addition, the protection, conservation, and appreciation of prehistoric art will be discussed.
Finally, a screening of Werner Herzog's documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, devoted to the paintings and graffiti of the Chauvet Cave, will be held on October 1, 2021, in collaboration with the Lucca Film Festival. Thus, the German director's masterpiece will be presented and commented precisely ten years after its release.
The goal of the conference is to encourage a critical debate that, starting from Ragghianti's book, recognizes its cultural value within the history of the arts.

Organizing Committee:
Tommaso Casini (Università IULM, Milano)
Annamaria Ducci (Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara)
Fabio Martini (Università di Firenze)
in collaboration with Valentina Bartalesi (Università IULM, Milano)

PROGRAMME

September 30th
Florence - Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria

Session 1: Arte, conoscenza e storia tra scienze cognitive ed estetica
Chair: Michele Cometa (Università di Palermo)

10:00 Opening of the Conference

10:30 Prima e al di là dell’arte: esperienze, temi e procedimenti concettuali alle origini del fare segno
Fabio Martini (Università di Firenze)

11:00 Arte delle origini ed evoluzione biologica e culturale della cognitività in Homo sapiens
Fabio Macciardi (University of California, Irvine)

11:30 Le “ragioni mentali” dell’arte preistorica: estetica ed evoluzione a partire da Ragghianti
Lorenzo Bartalesi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)*

12:00 Homo Aestheticus: linguaggi emozionali nelle arti tra preistoria e XX secolo. Due realtà a confronto
Francesco Marinello, Duccio Mazzocchi (Università di Firenze)

12:30 Aux origines paléolithiques de la narration graphique et du cinématographe
Marc Azéma (Centre de Recherche et d'Etudes pour l'Art Préhistorique Emile Cartailhac)

13:00 Discussion

13:30 Lunch

14:30
Chair: Linda Bertelli (IMT Scuola Alti Studi, Lucca)

14:30 From cave to cave. Immersive environments in the paleocybernetic age
Andrea Pinotti (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale)*
Margherita Fontana (Università IULM, Milano)

15:00 Immersive excess in the apse of Lascaux
Joseph Nechvatal (artist and scholar in VR)

15:30 Corpi che contano. Un approccio cognitivo alle veneri paleolitiche
Michele Cometa (Università di Palermo)

16:00 Discussion

16.30 Visit at the Museo di Preistoria and presentation of the virtual exhibition Paolo Graziosi e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti

October, 1st
Lucca - Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti

Session 2: Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti e l’arte paleostorica
Chair: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi (former Professore Ordinario, Università di Pisa and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

09:30 Introduzione
Paolo Bolpagni (Fondazione Ragghianti, Director)

10:00 Brevi riflessioni e ricordi sparsi in margine a L’uomo cosciente
Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi (former Professore Ordinario, Università di Pisa and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

10:30 Ragghianti, l’arte paleostorica e il dibattito storico-artistico
Tommaso Casini (Università IULM, Milano)

11:00 Pensare l’arte paleostorica per immagini: percorso e approdo a L’uomo cosciente
Annamaria Ducci (Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara)

Session 3: L’arte della paleostoria, problemi di storiografia
Chair: Annamaria Ducci (Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara)

11:30 Y a-t-il une culture de l’image au début du paléolithique supérieur? Conséquences épistémologiques
Marc Groenen (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

12:00 Politiques de la préhistoire. Sur quelques interactions entre idéologies modernes et construction de l’idée de préhistoire
Rémi Labrusse (Université Paris-Nanterre)

12:30 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

Session 4: Paleostoria e arte contemporanea
Chair: Alessandro Romanini (Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara)

15:00 Studying prehistory backwards: Zervos, Breuil and the valuing of Paleolithic art
Chara Kolokytha (Ionian University, Grece)*

15:30 Dall’iconografia alla morfogenesi: le “veneri” di Jeff Koons in una prospettiva storico-critica
Valentina Bartalesi (Università IULM, Milano)

16:00 Discussion

17:00 The Conference moves to the Lucca Film Festival – Europa Cinema

18:00 Lucca, Auditorium di San Micheletto – Screening of Werner Herzog’s, Cave of forgotten dreams, 2010 (in English, subtitles in Italian), 95' _ discussion

October, 2nd
Lucca - Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti

Session 5: Tutela, conservazione e valorizzazione del patrimonio visivo della preistoria
Chair: Tommaso Casini (Università IULM, Milano)

10:00 La politica della tutela del patrimonio preistorico in Italia oggi
Angela Maria Ferroni (General Secretary, UNESCO Bureau, MIC - Ministero della cultura)

10:30 L’arte delle origini: buone pratiche per l’accessibilità
Stefania Poesini, Lucia Sarti (Università di Siena)

11:00 The world heritage of rock art. Challenges for a multilateral approach
Nuria Sanz (UNESCO Art Collection, Director)*

11:30 Discussion

12:30 Conclusions
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Scuola Alti Studi, Lucca)

Contacts:
Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria “Paolo Graziosi”
Via dell'Oriuolo, 24 - Firenze
tel. +39 055 295159
fax +39 055 295159
infomuseofiorentinopreistoria.it
www.museofiorentinopreistoria.it

Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti
Complesso monumentale di San Micheletto
Via San Micheletto, 3 - Lucca
tel.+39 0583 467205
fax +390583 490325
infofondazioneragghianti.it
www.fondazioneragghianti.it

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE :
To attend the conference in person, you need to book by sending an email to: artoriginscongressgmail.com
indicating day, session, and time
The green pass is mandatory

REMOTE ATTENDANCE:
The access link will be indicated following an email booking to the email addresses:
infomuseofiorentinopreistoria.it (September, 30th)
infofondazioneragghianti.it (October, 1st, and 2nd)
Speakers marked with an asterisk (*) will speak remotely

STREAMING:
The conference will be also streamed on the YouTube channels of the host institutions

Reference:
CONF: Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti in His Aftermath (Florence/Lucca, 30 Sep-2 Oct 21). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 19, 2021 (accessed Oct 18, 2021), <https://arthist.net/archive/34861>.

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