"Terzo Paradiso - Nascita" by Michelangelo Pistoletto
"Terzo Paradiso - Nascita" by Michelangelo Pistoletto, 2011.
Born in Biella on June 25 1933, Michelangelo Olivero Pistoletto is an Italian painter, action and object artist, and art theorist. He is acknowledged as one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera.
«The Third Paradise is the third phase of humanity, realized as a balanced connection between artifice and nature.The Third Paradise is the passage to a new level of planetary civilization, essential to ensure the survival of the human race. The Third Paradise is the great myth that leads everyone to take personal responsibility in the global vision. The symbol of the Third Paradise is made of three consecutive circles: the central one is given by the compenetration of the opposite circles and represents the generative womb of a new humanity.»
Third Paradise is the name given to artistic research by Michelangelo Pistoletto into the New Infinity Sign that began in 2003.
CAF is a non-profit organization that was founded in Milan in 1979 by Ida Borletti. It’s the first center in Italy that hosts and takes care of minors who have been victims of violence and abuse, and it has welcomed and taken care of over 800 minors in the past 30 years. It’s a temporary home for children who have fallen victim to serious situations and who need to find a competent, stable and specialized environment where they can talk about their traumatic experiences before returning to their families or to their foster/adoptive parents.
The association tries to understand the personal family and social motivations behind why the parents where not able to offer adequate care and safety to their children. Over the past 30 years, CAF has made a name for itself as a community with an extremely specialized method in caring for abused children. Social workers also work with the center for some of their most serious and difficult cases due to the center’s specialization in psychology and education.