Panathlon International Cultural Foundation – Domenico Chiesa

The exhibition at the Olympic Museum was inaugurated on March 20, 2019

The anthological exhibition of the International Graphic Art  Competitions was held with a simple opening ceremony in the Espace d’Art of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Before the International Board Members, the representatives of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage and representatives of Panathlon Club Lausanne, International President, Pierre Zappelli expressed his personal satisfaction and gratitude towards the institutions of the International Olympic Committee to be welcomed in one of the most prestigious sports museums in the world -  visited especially by youngsters.

Then the Secretary of the Foundation Mr. Maurizio Monego stepped in to illustrate the meaning and the value of the Graphic Competition carried out by the Domenico Chiesa Foundation as well as to introduce to those present the overview of the divided 5 subject matters illustrated in the drawings. 

Sports is……….Its values, NO to all forms of violence (from racism to doping and antagonism) an invitation  to consider Fair Play and sports for all.

The aforementioned issues have been collected and developed in a guide made available to visitors, who until March 29, 2019 will deal to think about thoughts for sports culture based on respect and on the educational and social perspective of the ideals of Olympism.

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Dessinons le Sport

 

 

 

Great expectations for the exhibition that will be inaugurated on March 20th  at the Olympic Museum of  Lausanne 

In a good atmosphere of effective collaboration with the “Olympic Foundation for Culture and Patrimony”, the 34 works selected for the exhibition will reach Lausanne in the coming days 

The project of the review has followed a pattern to illustrate five chapters: The Essence of sport, its values, the NO to its disvalues represented by Racism, Doping, Antagonism and the Sport for all.

A guide to the exhibition that will accompany the visitors has been published and, in the preamble, the nature of the Panathletic Movement and Chiesa Foundation and the meaning of the International Contest of Graphic Arts, which is living this year its XVII edition. The works that will be exhibited respect a criterion of universality, assuring the presence of all countries of the authors represented in these years. Italy will be, naturally, more represented given the high number of works produced, but this must be an encouragement for all Districts to promote participation of schools and students that the clubs will want to involve. There will be no shortage of works from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Kenya, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay.

 

Great expectations for the exhibition that will be inaugurated on March 20th  at the Olympic Museum of  Lausanne 

In a good atmosphere of effective collaboration with the “Olympic Foundation for Culture and Patrimony”, the 34 works selected for the exhibition will reach Lausanne in the coming days 

The project of the review has followed a pattern to illustrate five chapters: The Essence of sport, its values, the NO to its disvalues represented by Racism, Doping, Antagonism and the Sport for all.

A guide to the exhibition that will accompany the visitors has been published and, in the preamble, the nature of the Panathletic Movement and Chiesa Foundation and the meaning of the International Contest of Graphic Arts, which is living this year its XVII edition. The works that will be exhibited respect a criterion of universality, assuring the presence of all countries of the authors represented in these years. Italy will be, naturally, more represented given the high number of works produced, but this must be an encouragement for all Districts to promote participation of schools and students that the clubs will want to involve. There will be no shortage of works from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Kenya, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay.

 

Dessinons le Sport / Drawing Sports

The Olympic Museum starting from the hill of Ouchy slopes with its park towards the northern bank of lake Lemano, facing the snowy peaks from the Valais Alps to the Mont Blanc massif in the distance, it has a special charm of its own and attracts crowds of sightseers of all ages and different walks of life.

It can be reached by climbing a staircase surrounded by sculptures of famous athletes such as Paavo Nurmi and Emil Zàpotek nonetheless passing under the bar  of the incredible record of 2.45 m that the Cuban athlete Sotomayor established on July 23, 1993 in Salamanca.

In that treasure trove are collected the testimonies of the Decourbertinean thought and the history of Olympism, as from the classical one and thanks to the copies of famous find, to the modern ones.

In the last few years the Museum’s approach has been changing, no longer collecting memorabilia of this or that champion or the many other athletes who have made the history of modern sport, but an itinerary that traces the history of the Summer and Winter Games. There are the symbols, torches, the models of the facilities, salient information of the various editions.

Most importantly, there is a rich multimedia repertoire with which visitors can have fun with and bring back old memories and listen to stories. Wandering around these rooms leads back to breathe the Olympic spirit, even for those who have not been athletes and have never lived the Olympic experience.

In this fascinating setting Panathlon International and its “Domenico Chiesa “Foundation will have a space dedicated to them and thus be able to show to the many visitors passing by one of the many qualifying activities on the Panathletic movement and especially of the Foundation. As has been announced, the “Foundation Olympique pour la culture et le patrimony”, which runs the Olympic Museum has granted to Panathlon International the exclusive use of an entire room to host the exhibition on which the Chiesa Foundation has been concentrating it work in the last couple of months.

From 20 to 31 March 2019, will be exhibited 34 works by young students who in 16 editions of the International Competitions of Graphic Arts have engaged themselves in wanting to translate the images of value, disvalue, feelings and emotions which sports arouses in them, in all its meanings. The anthological exhibition, which is the result of a conscious selection paying careful attention to make room for all the countries represented, thus organized in 5 Sections:  Sports, Values, No to Violence, Fair Play and Sports for all. Among violences we have: Doping. Racialism and Antagonism.

As is known, it is not so much the artistic quality that emerges but a view on how the themes of discussion are perceived by young competitors. The most significant works show an application based on comparisons, on ideas and projects acquired through an educational trail and often in contradictory with panathelets that dedicate themselves in discussing all the topics/issues that sports offers.

After all, that’s the true value of the Graphic Competition: encourage Panathlon’s meeting with the students, bringing out the contradictions and virtues that sports accustom you to live with.

The many people that oversee the Museum have understood, have given us their trust and welcomed the project illustrated. For the Chiesa Foundation and Panathlon International this is a source of great satisfaction.

The exhibition will be accompanied by two panels in French and English languages explaining what Panathlon is, the nature and the work carried out by the Chiesa Foundation and the significance of the exhibition.

The copies of the “Guide to the Exhibition” will be made available to visitors, even to those schools to which the authors of the works will receive a copy of the Guide in addition to information on the eminent exhibition.

We believe that the event that is being proposed is a pleasurable announcement to spring and makes many panathletes proud. Lausanne awaits you. The city and the Olympic Museum have a lot to offer and that thought of having a small part to interpret for 10 days will certainly honour the authors, their teachers and those who spend their time in conveying sports culture.

 

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